Today was all for the kids! We spent the day at Storyland. There were castles and rollercoasters (Teague kept sneaking off to ride them again and again) and treehouses and princesses. It was a pretty amazing day.
Today’s big adventure was a train ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad.
Then Pop bribed the boys to spend some time across the street at the pond hunting for frogs. He offered to pay them each a $1 if they caught a frog. Alex was by far the most motivated.
Then we wrapped up the evening by grilling dinner and enjoying the outdoors. Wade and Alex created a new version of baseball – pineball. Using the materials on hand they played baseball with a large stick and a pinecone.
We are vacationing with Wade’s family in Conway, NH. It was a little hectic to leave immediately after school was over, but it was only a 3 hour drive from our house! We took both cars, Madison, and all sorts of extra things we thought we might need. Ben, however, doesn’t quite get a full understanding of vacation. My normal baby that sleeps all night (until almost 7 am) has been waking up at 3 or 4 and then is up for good at 5:30. Wade and I are tag teaming it, but it’s a challenge to keep him quiet so the rest of the house can sleep.
I find random things taped to my walls all the time. Today I found Alex’s summer bucket list.
It’s the last day of school. (This school year has seemed much longer than most!) Here’s a side-by-side of the boys from their first day and their last. Now excuse us while we go have some celebratory ice cream.
The Burch Family has now experienced our first belt test. Teague tested as a white belt for his yellow belt. There was a fairly large group of kiddos but they’ve been together from the beginning and they all did a great job and will now move on together to the yellow belt class (which includes sparring)! We are so proud of Teague for finding something he enjoys and can call his own.
We are nearing the end of the school year and today was Teague’s End of Year Party. It’s been a great year but I won’t be sorry to relinquish my duties as room mom. I couldn’t find child care for Ben today so he tagged along with me. I was hoping he would be content being worn but that didn’t quite go according to plan. Thankfully the teacher was understanding and the kiddos were enthralled. He ended up being serving as an extra activity with all the attention he got from the kiddos. Ben’s used to kids and chaos in general so he was fine with all the extra love. (I had one teaching aid amazed that he was fine with 5 kids all trying to hold and talk to him at the same time. I just laughed and thought of our normal day.)
Kaitlyn missed her chance at official dance pictures due to our beach vacation. I did the best I could and maybe next year we’ll plan our dates a little better!