Saturday, June 30, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Shelb was off early to XC practice...a daily occurrence now (yes, they practice 7 days a week in the early morn)...it's commitment esp for a non-morning person. This time we lucked out and it was at the park near our house...so she rode her bike
Hays had her last doc appt at the peds office. Weird to think that she's an adult now and doesn't need me there anymore, but she did let me come back to the room with her. She fills out her own paperwork now. Though it was humbling to be in the Jake pirate room :)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
We are enjoying a well deserved lazy life now. A bad case of hives has me tired on meds but maybe that’s not all bad. The kids are just chilling at home, watching tv, crafting, playing games...and dare I say...bored?! I loved bored days. ❤️
Thursday, June 21, 2018
After night two of little sleep and lots of swelling and itching I gave in and made a dermatology appt. Very grateful they fit me right in and determined what I figured—hives. And gave me a big old tushy shot of steroids. No idea what is causing this reaction (an allergy to Canada?), but just praying it’s not passed down from my mama. I have no idea how she functioned with this for 10 years. All I hope for tonight is more than 2hrs sleep. I took my heavy duty med and pray it knocks me out! In other more exciting news, Shelb is in full swing for high school cross country. Not sure she’s loving it as she’s gone from middle of the group in middle school to slowest. But I do give her credit for trying. And Dyl was back at basketball today. Not sure he loved it either. He did weight training for the first time and practiced with 9-12th graders. Good for him, but sorta intimidating. The other three stayed home in their pjs all day and played games. Laziness is nice and forced laziness due to rainy days is also nice. Hailey’s in the midst of unpacking. Something she’s never really done in the house after living in nyc since we moved here. So unpacking is a slow process. It’s nice to have lazier days (though I’m not sure driving back and forth to the same location 4 times and then doing the same to the opposite side of town counts as lazy. It was a full day. And only getting 6 hrs sleep the last 3 days makes the days seem harder. Ready for bed!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Not my fav jumping back into the routine after a vacation. At least it’s summer. We honestly eased back into things today, but because I slept very little last night this mama is not feeling patient. Seems I might be plagued with the same hives my mama had in her 40s. I’ve itched and swelled the last 24hrs. I have no idea how she lived with this for 10 years. It’s debilitating for even a day! Just praying it ceases soon and I can get my quality of life back.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
for it. Gorgeous on both sides. Canada yesterday and US today. Such a wonder. More details and pics later. Not been all that relaxing but seems our vacations never are! Lol :)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Happy dad’s day to my fav Kev and my awesome dad and pops and poppy Stegs too. I’m out of service til tomorrow since we’re crossing the border soon. Canadian Niagara, here we come!
Saturday, June 16, 2018
An emotional nyc day of finality, but we’re drowning our sadness in a lil getaway to Niagara Falls. Nothing says fun like waterfalls and Canada! Eh!
Friday, June 15, 2018
Our last nyc road trip. I’m not gonna lie, I got a little misty eyed seeing the city over the bridge all lit up. It’s captivating and has given our Hays a good life the last 7 years. Feeling a little sad but also very blessed and grateful. Not many kids get this opportunity to live this exceptional life and not many families get to follow along in the adventure. God’s been good and this path to nyc has been a blast. Now onto new adventures in Germany and beyond. For now we look forward to one more trek to Lincoln center tomorrow...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Life goes by so quickly. I am reminded of that on days like today. Her adventure to NYC began so many years ago. It was a cold day in Indy...1/7/2012...she was only 11. Her very first audition for a ballet intensive...for the best ballet school in the country. I honestly didn't even know anything about SAB and had it not been for her teacher/mentor at IU we would have never auditioned. Life changing advice.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
So here's my lil' walk down memory lane...her first day of Kindergarten above...August 2005....and her last day of 12th grade below (today). Never in a million years did I think she'd be standing on the steps of a Manhattan high school when she was about to graduate, but God sure did! lol! He had it all planned out.
I was a little sad she couldn't stand on our front doorstep and get a final school pic with her backpack, but she at least obliged me and had a friend take one outside of school. Thanks, Hays! Your sentimental mama appreciates it! :)
PPAS (Professional Performing Arts School) has treated her well these last three years. I know it didn't challenge her very smart brain, but it at least allowed her to take some courses, get AP credit and was flexible enough to let her take on her very rigorous ballet sched at SAB. She navigated getting there by bus and subway every day also dealing with lock-downs and bomb threats and what sadly seems like the norm for high schools these days.
We sent her this to celebrate. It arrived just on time today. I knew she didn't need clutter since she moves out on Saturday and every grad loves cash! So here's her "cap of cash"! It made it fairly intact given I crammed it into a box that it barely fit it!
But we let him redo it with his Hayeee head :)
Thumbs up for making it through 13 years of school (or 15 if you count preschool!) So proud of our first almost graduate! She won't walk in her graduation in 2 weeks just bc we don't want to travel back to NYC for a 3rd time. But we're so proud of her for how brilliant, hard-working and dedicated she is! YAY, Hays! All done with school...now just 3 more days of ballet...then adios NYC! :) :( Kinda bittersweet!
These two are absent from our home thus why they aren't in pics. They got a last minute invite to go to Kentucky Kingdom park with friends...so off they went for 2 days. Fun!
Yikes, a crazy day. First days always are...but I have never felt quite like this. Losing my mind! But the kids all had great days at scho...