- This week, I got a new (to me) camera (thank you Nicole!!), a new Bible (thank you, Pablo!), and a new (to me) purse (thank you, Joy!).
- Tucker went to a birthday party at Rock-n-Bowl and we had a po' boy at Ye Olde College Inn. Spectacular!
- Today was the K Author's Tea at Newman. Read more about it below.
- The peach milkshakes are the BOMB at Chick-fil-a. I mean...the freaking BOMB.
So...the author's tea.
Each month of this school year, the students have studied a different author. It's quite precious to hear Griffin talk about a particular author and art methods he or she uses and other biographical information about the them. So all of us mommies assumed that they kids were going to do a little thingy on the author's they've studied this year.
Instead, we were treated to a marvelous surprise! All of the kids had written a book about their moms and the teachers had them typed up and bound! Very sweet!! They even have a "dedication" page and an "about the author" page. After our child read us our book, we were asked to go around to the other kids and have them read their books to us and we were able to write a little comment in the back of their books....it was so much fun! I loved hearing about how many other mommies like to "rest and sleep" and was curious if the others who were noted to "love to do laundry" really did, in fact, enjoy it....or were they just doing it so much that their kids assumed they loved it?
I love the school my kids go to. We have struggled financially to afford it, but it is such a stellar place. I am constantly astounded at how much my kids have learned and grown this past year. Tucker ran into the car yesterday waving a book at me, shouting, "Look what Miss Williams gave us in Science!!! We can keep it until 6th grade! And mom, listen to this about the wetlands...." He has developed an irresistible love of science and reading. All thanks to his teachers. They have nurtured each child so intimately....I am absolutely amazed how they can inspire these kids to go beyond what they think they can do.
Our future at Newman is uncertain. We really cannot afford it. We would love to be able to get out of this tiny seminary apartment and get a house again (after 4 very long years). We'd love to be able to take a vacation. We'd love to breathe and not sweat the "Newman payment" every. single. month. It's up in the air whether or not we can make it happen. We've prayed and prayed and prayed some more. We have a small glimmer of hope, but it's small. I have cried more than I care to admit about the kids going somewhere else. It's in God's hands, though.
If you have a spare prayer to offer, we'd appreciate it right now. And be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how I can be praying for you! And....let me know what made YOUR week so fabulous!