Well, after last weeks epic meltdown I thought I ought to at least report back. As you can see, I survived. It wasn't pretty, but the things that needed to get done, did. Pete and I sat down, planned and scheduled what we (the kids) had to do , when and just ploughed through with a minimum of tears.
First up was Joey's ancestor report. We did Italy/Pete's family for Zach's report a few years ago so went with Mexico/my ancestors for Joey's. (Yes, I was tempted to reuse Zachary's report, just in case you were wondering!)
The "suitcase" above was filled with facts about our family and Mexico.
I really was planning on just whipping out your basic cupcakes with sprinkles for Joey's baseball party on Sunday (I can't bring myself to use store bought). I found myself with a smidge of free time after the little ones went to bed on Saturday night so decided to try something with my fondant.
I wasn't especially happy with how they turned out, but figured they would do.
On Saturday, between baseball game number 2 and 3, Zach and Pete built his catapult out of a mouse trap and spoon and did the experiment (which flings further? A mini marshmallow or jumbo one?)
On Sunday morning Joey had another baseball game, so Zach and I skipped that and stayed home alone to power through the rest of his science experiment.
We had some nice together time and finished it with time to join Pete and the boys for the baseball swim party.
It was nice to sit in the sun and relax, knowing the last of the school projects was done!
The boys all had a great time swimming.
And Christopher ate a hot dog bigger than his arm.
And Joey's missing class book?
I found it just today, hidden in one of our book shelves. No one can recall putting it there, so I guess it walked on it's own.
(Vinnie lost his first tooth on Tuesday. It has nothing to do with this post, but had to share!)
Three and a half more days of school and counting! Let's hope the last day of school has a little less drama than the first!
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