After Elizabeth's birthday party, the rest of June got very busy very quickly. James was called for jury duty and while Cecilia and Elizabeth worked to complete their math for the week and did finish their English and Spelling for the year, respectively, my dad had to fly up to help me drive all the kids East.
Unfortunately the drive turned out to be more stressful than we planned when we hit a large oval-shaped storm system.
Although it took a bit longer than planned, we did make it safely. We stayed at my parents house with my brother, his wife and their dog, whom Thomas took quite a liking to.
My Sister-in-Law's birthday is only a couple days before Elizabeth's, so we celebrated her birthday too!
Followed by dinner at On the Border - so good!
Elizabeth even got a birthday rainbow before we sang again and had cupcakes with more presents!
In the sandbox, on the swings...
|My SIL pushing Thomas on the swing.|
Playing with magnetic letters and velcro dart balls...
But mainly they just wanted to steal her cats...
|Love her son's eyes in this shot... "Um, Mom..."|
|My dad playing peek-a-boo with Thomas|
Thomas the Train Engineer!
|My grandfather with 7 Great Grandkids!|
|There is always one kid who is a grump... it was Felicity's turn apparently. :)|
|Poor Thomas began to get very tired.|
|Married for 67 years!|
Brigid and Thomas have become Aquanaut fan buddies!
|Upside Down Jellyfish!|
That evening we headed home and drove all night. Of course there wasn't a single drop of rain until 3:30am when I took over driving and it began raining, but at least it wasn't as bad as the drive East. It was a crazy, busy, fun end to June. Hopefully we can finish our remaining Math lessons and Reading lessons in July. :)
Rosie was very happy to have us back.