Friday started out with a fieldtrip to the zoo with all my little kiddos from work. Some have never ventured out to see the animals before and this was to be their first exposure to the animal kingdom. They were all so excited on the bus ride up and were in awe as each species was showcased in front of them. After a short break for a picnic lunch we headed back out to finish our journey. By the time we returned back to the buses to head back home, the kids were contently tired. The ride back was much more quiet and I found myself fighting to keep my own eyes opened.
Saturday was "The Big Show" as my husband calls it. This was the day that all of my daughter's hard work (and all of my dedication in driving her to practice all those times) paid off. She thrives being able to get up on stage in her costume dancing with everything that she has. This year marked her 12th recital, and with each one comes more precision and talent on her part. I was so proud of her!!!
You would think that by Sunday I would be able to kick back and relax, but for some reason I like to push myself to the brink of exhuastion. My extended family came over and enjoyed a BBQ/Pool party in honor of my daughter. I was a little nervous about the weather, but after a few rounds of "Mr. Sun please shine down on me", he actually did poke his head out and spread rays of sunshine down upon us. It turned out to be a beautiful day and everyone had a great time.
Between all of these events my focus was spent on cleaning, prepping, and clean up. I should be used to this schedule because it's like this every year the first week in June, but somehow I always manage to forget the craziness of it all sometime between July and May and am surprised once again when it all rolls around the following year. Tomorrow I have a dinner date with my family and then on Tuesday it's off to writer's class. Maybe on Wednesday I'll have a few moments to take a deep breath and relax.