The weather was perfect. I sat on the upper deck toward the front where I could get the breeze and see the best, and talked to other parents. They had all kinds of games going, and of course, the middle deck is a dance floor, with a DJ. (I even did the Cha-cha slide, much to his embarrassment). It was a very nice, relaxing evening. Daniel had a great time, spending most of his time with his girlfriend Stephanie, and their friends.
Rachael has finished Driver's Education and I must say she has improved greatly. Now she wants to drive everywhere we go! Parked cars and mailboxes, beware!
Aaron is still enjoying swimming lessons, but unfortunately I can't take him because his grandparents signed him up for 10-11, which is right in the middle of summer school time. My parents say he's really getting better. I know he's having fun anyway.
The boys leave Thursday afternoon for a over a week with their dad. Although I am looking forward to some time to myself, I will really miss them. I worry especially about Aaron.
Joseph is having a high time at Hoosier Boys' State. Hoosier Boys' State is a week-long mock government experience. You have to be chosen from your high school as a leader. Joseph's school only sends 6 boys from the Junior class. The larger, public high schools send up to 10. They are placed in counties, and within that, cities. They can run for office, from the very basic local positions, up to governor. I'm told all the states do something like this, but each state sends its Governor and one other "citizen" to Boys' Nation in Washington, DC. The best part about it (for me) are the scholarship opportunties. Apparently they have a college fair on Wednesday and they say that the colleges are hot to recruit Boys' State participants because they are the "creme of the crop". I've gotten some hurried, late-night phone calls from him telling me he's fine. I can pick him up on Saturday. (Yay, another LONNNNG drive to Terre Haute!)
Sam stopped by Sunday evening for a few minutes, and since my house was NOT clean, we sat on the porch. He laughed at me because I wouldn't let him inside. The kids all spoke to him and Aaron, of course, went out of his way to get his attention. He was very patient, I will say. It was so nice to sit on my front porch swing and put my head on his shoulder. His company is very comforting. I look forward to our date Friday.
Well, I had better be off to summer school.
Happy Tuesday, all!