All 3 band concerts are done.
The Spring Performance (5-8 grade) is done.
Unfortunately the day of the spring performance, one of Older Boys teachers suddenly passed away. She wasn't ill and it was very unexpected. Sunday was the wake and yesterday was the funeral. Today is their first day back since it happened. I know they are having a prayer service this morning and then counselors will be in all day to talk to the students if needed.
The last few days have been very sad. Older Boy has been very quiet. We took him to lunch after the funeral to give him some time to decompress or to talk before we brought him home to his crazy brothers. He's not saying much other than he's "processing". I told him to please speak to a counselor today if he wants or needs to. I did not know the teacher very well, but we had been in contact quite a bit this year due to Older Boy have some struggles in school. The day she passed away, she sent me a very nice email letting us know that Older Boy did very well on his final test and that she was very proud of the improvement and hard effort he's been putting in. She was a wonderful teacher and I think Older Boy thought very highly of her (as did I). Please keep that family and our school community in your prayers.
Our Memorial Day weekend was fairly low key. We did go to a family wedding Saturday night and the Little Monkey stole the show with his dance moves. That boy loves to dance! It was buffet style dining so I felt it was just easier and safer to bring safe food for Middle Man. It just works out so much better that way. And he's fine with it. We did leave a bit early because the Little Monkey was starting to melt down and Middle Man's asthma got very bad. He is struggling so badly this spring with his asthma.
The pollen here is terrible. Even I'm experiencing horrible allergies and I don't normally have any symptoms. It's hard because we are stuck in the house all winter due to the extreme cold and now stuck in the house all spring because of pollen. I've had the air conditioning on because it's just too awful to open the windows.
I did manage to get some yard work done over the weekend. We are revamping the garden and I haven't gotten any plants or flowers yet, but most of the flower beds are cleaned up and ready to go. Next up is mulch.
We also paid our yearly visit to Thomas the Tank Engine. The Little Monkey loved it. I figure we'll see Thomas for a few more years to come.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. Only 8 more days of school for us until Summer break. I'm ready. And I know the boys are too.
This years Thomas picture. Middle Man wasn't in the picture because his asthma was acting up badly and he had to go lie down in the car.
Double rainbow from yesterday. The rainbows always appear over that barn. One day I'm going to sneak over there and check for gold :)