August 23, 2016

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  • Let's just get right to the point tonight-it was school day for Keaton and Whitman.  You just never know how things might go for Whitman-will he stay dry? will he fuss when Robby drops him off? will he obey?  Now, there are no concerns for my Keaton.  We know she will do perfectly fine and have the time of her life.
  • At 11:25, I could take it no longer and text Grannymom to see how Whitman did.  She said that Ms. Jennifer said that Whitman did good.  Later, Jennifer even sent a text to say that he pottied and listened today.  She even said that he had a great day.  Hallelujah!  My prayers were answered.
  • The rest of us did our last day of school for the next few days.  I should have reminded me the kids a few times how lucky they were to be off for the next few weeks but I certainly forgot.  Oh, well, they were pleased that for the last 2 days we haven't been doing history or science and have instead been spending our time reading books on places from our trip.  
  • We had our lunch and everyone helped me do some chores and then I sat the timer and said that when it went off, they had to work for a few more minutes inside and then pick up one load of sticks outside before we left.
  • The timer went off about 10 minutes before I needed it to go off but I managed to clear my mess (pulling out school for when we return) and drive by and pick them up from the yard.  They worked pretty well and when there is a goal insight my kids can be hard workers-that may not be too often but it does happen.
  • We met Keaton and Whitman at Lilly's park and the kids were delighted to see Cash come too.  Everyone immediately noticed that they were much taller since we had been there last-I guess it has been too long since we were there.  The kids played and ran and climbed like little monkeys.  When it was time to go, Grannymom gave the kids some gifts for the road and some spending money.  I peeked inside and even saw that Robby and I had some candy.  Now, our goodies from Grannymom and our goodies from Nonna have taken up an entire drawer of my packing-like seriously, we will have to eat our way out of the van.  
  • As soon as we came home, I hurried around throwing some things in a bin or two and then left as soon as I pulled the pizza out of the oven.  I had bunko in Conway and Robby went outside to mow.  He told the kids that if they were good, they would get a dessert....
  • Their dessert ended up being ice cream from Baskin Robbins.  Robby was excited to learn that tonight was dollar scoop night-the Dennies will be returning again on another Tueseday night.  Once home the kids headed to bed and I was home not too long after that.  Robby was in the kitchen baking away and next, we are going to load up another load into the car.  The epic road trip begins tommorrow!

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