It Takes a Village

I helped lead a 2 week professional development for teachers from rural SC. Thanks to Devin, Melanie, Caity, Cortney, and my Momma, my babies were in excellent hands! The first week, Devin took Charlie to football camp at USC. He had a great time! Aunt Melanie took him the rest of the week since Devin was at a conference. While Charlie was at football, AC worked hard at gymnastics!IMG_2110IMG_2109IMG_2111IMG_2112IMG_2113IMG_2114The Bonesteels were at the beach, so we took care of Sophie.IMG_2118This was AC one morning…I think we all felt that way by the middle of the week! 🙂 IMG_2120Heading off to another day of football and gymnastics!IMG_2121One day they headed to the zoo (trip 1 of 2 during these two weeks). Keeping with our Dr. Seuss theme, we read Put Me In The Zoo. 🙂 IMG_2222IMG_2223IMG_2224IMG_2225For four nights in a row these kids slept on this pallet in Charlie’s room. Oh how I love them!!IMG_2141One day after football and gymnastics they went swimming with Aunt Mel at granny and papa’s pool. Another day they went to storytime at the library and saw the magician!IMG_2143IMG_2144IMG_2145Thursday evening we had a mother/son and father/daughter date night! Boys and moms went to Grouchos, watched Reece’s karate class, then to Pelicans. Girls and dads went to Chick-fil-A and got a limo ride!!IMG_2152IMG_2155IMG_2159IMG_2161IMG_2193IMG_2192IMG_2207IMG_2208Here we are again at the Bonesteels…playing outside and with Sophie. IMG_2163IMG_2162Oh my boy was so tired one afternoon. He fell asleep on the couch reading. I picked him up and let him sleep in my lap for 30 minutes. Love love love!IMG_2165We built a simple motor using a battery, some copper wire, and a magnet. So cool!IMG_2136Look at this sweet little kitten one of our fellows rescued during our professional development week in Calhoun!IMG_2147Friday night we took Daddy out to dinner at Longhorn and dessert at Kaminsky’s to celebrate Father’s Day. Oh we sure do love him!IMG_2195IMG_2194Saturday we celebrated Father’s Day with my Daddy, Pa, and Papa. So blessed!!IMG_2171IMG_2172IMG_2173IMG_2176Sunday we went to church and then celebrated Father’s day with Devin’s dad. I’m so thankful for such a wonderful father-in-law! And check out this adorable cake my sister-in-law made!IMG_2199IMG_2202Monday started the second week of my professional development which means the second week of my village helping out! Keeping with our Dr. Seuss theme, we read “Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose”…because these people helping me out sure do have big hearts! Devin took the kids to play disc golf. They had so much fun!IMG_2227IMG_2230IMG_2231Then to the zoo…IMG_2229Then, y’all, they cooked supper! Ahh! It was so good!IMG_2228Tuesday, AC headed to gymnastics and Charlie headed to hang out with Aunt Caity and his cousins. They had so much fun! They picked up AC at noon and headed to eat and play at McDonalds. When I got to their house, the kids were having so much fun…outside in the rain finding bugs. Seriously…love these cousins!IMG_2221Here’s the group I was with during those two weeks. 🙂 IMG_2245Wednesday, they both went to Aunt Caity’s and had a blast! Coloring, puzzles, slip-n-slide, pizza lunch, watching Rio, and playing! They didn’t want to leave when I got there.IMG_2232IMG_2233IMG_2234IMG_2235Thursday, they spent the day with the Broadwells. They played a lot, painted, jumped on the trampoline, ate popsicles, enjoyed lunch, watched Storks, and played some more!IMG_2246IMG_2247IMG_2248IMG_2249IMG_2250Thursday night they spent the night with Granny and Papa. The next morning they headed to the State Museum, out to lunch, and back to Granny’s house to watch the new Beauty and the Beast. After that, Devin and I met them at Pelican’s then we went out to dinner. Granny and Papa kept up with the tradition that my Ma and Pa started and gave AC a new charm for her bracelet and Charlie a new tool for his toolbox for doing so well in 2nd grade.

IMG_2259FullSizeRender 15That night when we got home, the kids went for a run with me. We were all so happy to be finished with such a fun but busy week.IMG_2256IMG_2258Saturday was glorious. I didn’t leave my house. We cleaned, relaxed, cleaned, relaxed…and then my man cooked supper. Y’all, I’m telling you, I could get used to this! 😉 IMG_2260After dinner we had a family lego night. The challenge was to build a motorcycle. Charlie is holding his, I don’t think I ended up getting a pic of AC’s, mine is the next picture, and D’s is the last. We were all dying laughing because we thought Devin’s looked like Rudolph. Love you honey! And supposedly mine was built upside down…shows what I know! Ha!IMG_2263IMG_2262IMG_2261Sunday we went to church, out to lunch, played disc golf again, then went to see Cars 3 in the theater. Whew! FullSizeRender 14I sure am thankful for my village.

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