He is. In fact, I think I’ll run away with him!
Vacation time is near! I’m so excited!
You know how those last few days of work before vacation just wear you down? I think it’s the same thing with kids. Those last few days before you’re about to get a break from them, they just get on your every last nerve!! Unfortunately, I mainly mean Colin. They’ve all been a lil’ stir crazy, but Colin has been balls-to-the-wall out of control most of the time lately. He’s been destructive, reckless, and just…even more hyperactive than usual. I think a lot of it has to do with the excitement/anxiety of camp coming up. Yesterday, I bought the rest of what he’ll need for his week – sleeping bag, extra socks and undies, travel sized items, etc. It occurred to me that with all three boys going in different directions for a week, we might not have enough socks and undies to go around! I mean, that’s a minimum 21 pairs of each item of clothing. And the boys have been outgrowing their undies and losing socks right and left, so it was time.
Tomorrow AM, we’re dropping off Ryan with Rick’s brother – he and his son C (who is Ryan’s age) will be in town overnight, so the timing was perfect. Then we’re taking Robbie (oh, excuse me – ROB) and Colin to the Special Needs Screening of Ice Age, followed by lunch with my mom, who is taking Rob with her after.
That will give Rick and I some time alone with Colin to pack his suitcase, talk about camp, etc. The camp gave us a great idea: pack each outfit – one shirt, one pair of shorts, socks and undies – in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag! That way, he can just grab a bag each morning and he’s ready to get dressed. I love that idea.
I really think Colin’s going to have a blast. I can’t wait to hear how it goes.
Another great thing they do for the parents and campers is they allow you to pre-write letters and cards, etc, for your camper! You drop them off after checking him in and then they can hand out mail throughout the week without worry of letters not making it in time. You can also email your camper throughout the week. They print off the emails and pass them out after lunch.
We’re even checking our pups into a boarder while we’re gone! I’m still waiting for something to go wrong – I can’t believe how many different wheels are turning in the right directions for this to come together!
Once we’re all back together, we will only have FOUR WEEKS until school starts back up! I can hardly believe it! We’ll come back from vacation and it will be time to start gathering school supplies and making sure everything is ready to go!
Going back to the title of this post… I want to brag on my guy for a bit.
As some of you might recall (although I’ve taken down the posts) we had some drama with the neighbor behind us earlier this year. Well, in the last couple of months, our shared fence had a panel come loose. One of the posts broke off in the ground and the panel just kept falling over.
After a heck of a lot of inaction from the neighbor (we have actually run into each other a few times now – our dogs keep slipping into the other’s yard, etc), Rick decided to take matters into his own hands. Yesterday, he went to Lowe’s and bought supplies. He put in quite a few hours – and a couple of trips to the store – yesterday…and finished it up today. I think he did a heck of a job.
I wanted to share a pic of his handiwork, but I’m having technical difficulties. Just trust me – it looks awesome!
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’ll be around, but might not post again until we get back!