Today was full of fun!
Here's how it all went down -
8:57 dropped off CAH at Cheerleading Camp
9:04 dropped off NCH at Town Camp
headed back home to empty dishwasher, vacuum, etc.
10:15 last day of swim lessons for KBH (today was "Fun Friday", during which the kids get to play/go off diving boards, etc.) KBH was all excited to be going off the high dive, but (surprisingly) changed her mind halfway up the ladder...she did the "medium board" instead and then enjoyed her last day with her 3 favorite teachers.
11:00 headed over to CAH's Cheerleading Camp for her Cheer Show
She did a super job smiling, remembering all those cheers, and having a great time! I was so pleased that she enjoyed the camp as much as she did, and then I thought, "Of course she loves it - her 'role' in our family is cheerleader. She is always encouraging others!" During the week, she got to make her own t-shirt and pom-poms. Her coaches said they loved having her there, and that she was a great fit in the cheerleading world (so cute!!)
12:00 headed home for lunch and to get ready for an afternoon of swimming with friends
1:00 several friends arrived with their children in tow...it was a beautiful sunny but not at all humid afternoon, and the four ladies enjoyed chatting as the thirteen children swam and played together. I feel incredibly blessed to have friends who know me - the good, the bad and the ugly - and still love me! The fact that I can just "be me" with these ladies makes me feel so at ease.
4:00 our friends headed home and my older three kiddos disappeared upstairs. I heard NCH organizing a "dance show rehearsal" so NJH and I headed out back. NJH taught himself how to climb on KBH's Dora two-wheeler (with training wheels), and rode it all over the back patio!!
4:45 we piled in the van to take NCH to his friend's birthday party at the town pool.
5:15 came back home and vegged on the couch to The Wiggles until hubby came home, had dinner
6:30 I headed out to pick up NCH
7:30 It was Dance Show Time!!! NCH planned the event. Earlier in the week, he had selected his own music, made a play list and burned his own CD! "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas is evidently his favorite song, as he has about 10 versions of it! Anyway, it was showtime, and hubby, NJH and I gathered to watch. There was singing, air guitar, choreography and gymnastics! Even special bows at the end...great stuff!
Soon afterwards, it was bedtime for the herd.
In the words of my little cheerleader, today was a great day - "Oh Yeah!!"