This week Gavin and I have felt a little bi-polar as parents. We are either looking at each other and saying, "Our kids are the best! So cute, so great..." or we are saying, "Our children are jerks, entitled little brats..." I am certain that they are a little of both. But, it's funny how we can have such strong feelings in opposite directions during the same week/day/hour. Any other parents feel this way? Like or dislike them we are sure trying hard to shape them and they are certainly changing us for the better. We are just hoping they turn into kind humans who can contribute to their community.
Monday I did't take sub job, and I stayed home and sewed. It's been awhile and it felt really rewarding. I made this little shift dress for Kinely, and the blue and white one for Tay. I hemmed the bottom of the blue into a scallop to match the print.
Tuesday night Gavin completed this great feat! Holding our our kids.
Thursday we had soccer practice and a back to school movie night at the Elementary school, and I went to the back to school night for the Intermediate school, while Mya was babysitting. It was a busy night.
Friday was Statehood day, it's a rather mixed emotion holiday here. It is also the only state I have ever lived where it is "sorta" celebrated. The Hawaiian schools don't get the day off, but the public DOE schools do. So, this year we celebrated by hitting the beach in the morning, to practice up for the surf contest coming up at the end of the month everyone caught waves and had fun, then we did a 24 hour backpack trip.
I think Taylin has been whistling for about 16 hours straight. The girl wanted to learn to whistle when she was very young, she taught herself and she practices all the time. She is the best family whistler, making Grandpa Rowe very proud.
We did the same location as we did on Mother's Day and we went with the same folks! It was just a repeat of a great trip.
We made great use of hammocks again, Gavin got Taylin as sleeping, partner and I got Kinley.
We didn't see any centipedes, and no mosquitoes at the campsite.
Our hammocks had an ocean front view.
Headed down the hill, for an ocean swim and domino's pizza.
Found this cool tree that bent over and grew on itself.