Saturday, April 25, 2015

April Updates

I can't believe I haven't blogged in two weeks!  I really miss my blog space!  Things are so crazy between our "normal chaos" and my new Jamberry business!  I'm still trying to find a rhythm and I need to carve out some blogging time!

It's not only me that has a lot going on around here!  Here's 7 Quick Take Friday catch ups....on a Saturday!  (I late, dollar always!;)

#1:  Mike

Mike is getting ready to begin his last week of student teaching!  He will be graduating on May 16th with a History Major/Education Minor!!!!  He has already started to apply to middle school and high school teaching positions!   I am completely dumbfounded that I could possibly have a child that is graduating from college!!! UN...BE...LIEVABLE!  Just !!!!!!!!!!

#2:  Andrew
Andrew is in the last couple of weeks of his Sophomore Year as a Computer Science Major.  He transferred from UMass Dartmouth to Assumption for this school year.  He did well....but did not enjoy the dorming experience.:(  So....he has decided to transfer back to UMASS Dartmouth!  We will be happy to have him back home!:)  On a side note...I now have lots of experience dealing with college transfers between Mike and Andrew.  Any questions...just ask me?

#3:  Jon
Jon is finishing his Freshman Year of College at UMass Dartmouth as a Mechanical Engineering Major.  He has done really well...especially in his calculus classes.(Thank-you Hamel math genes!) He's hoping to get a TA position next year.  He has enjoyed being at a school for the first time ever by himself!(and isn't thrilled Andrew is returning to "his school"!:)  After job searching for several weeks, he just got 2 jobs at 2 different ice cream places on the same day this week!(We are all looking forward to the family discounts;)

#4:  Sarah
Sarah is a Sophomore in high school and doing very, very well in school!  She is only a few weeks away from turning 16!!!!!! (She.can't.wait to get her permit! I, on the other hand, am sooooo not ready for that!)  She is smart and beautiful and loves learning about everything...especially math or science related!

#5:  Peter
Peter is having a good year in his school program.  He has grown a lot this year and continues to love all things Disney and Southwest Airlines!(bc that's the plane we take to Disney;)  He also loves to go for scooter rides around our neighborhood now that the snow has (finally) gone away!

#6:  Ellie
Ellie just had her 12th birthday!  She has grown sooooo much this year and it won't be long until she is as tall as me! Jay thinks she is going to grow a lot more still....which is good for her role as a basketball player!  She just got braces on, is finishing her first year in middle school, and is growing up!

#7:  Luke & Kate
7 has to be a two for one deal! #largefamilypromblems!
Luke and Kate are both doing great!  Luke will be graduating from pre-school in June and is definitely ready for Kindergarten!  Although, I'm sad that he will be away from me all day during the school year next year...sigh:( Luke is still obsessed with all things Lego and Star Wars.  Whenever Jay is home, the familiar cry is "Play with me, Daddy!" They spend HOURS building Lego Star Wars ships from all the bins of random pieces that we've had since Andrew and Jon were little!  Luke is thrilled to be able to get outside in his sandbox after this long winter!

Kate is my at-home buddy and is growing up right before my eyes.  She is almost 3.5 and is a mix of sweet and sassy!  She is VERY strong willed....she reminds me of the sour patch kid commercial:  "First she's sour, then she's sweet."  She adores her siblings....especially Luke and her big sisters!  She follows Luke around copying everything he does...and Luke is such a gentle, loving brother! Kate can switch between playing Star Wars and princesses in the blink of an eye!  Listening her to belt out Disney princess songs is one of the sweetest.things.ever!  She loves the color pink and almost never goes a day without at least one article of pink clothing on...if not her whole outfit!  She is getting so big, so fast!(sniff)

Have a great weekend!