Week Seventy-Eight

The school year was over and it was time for the end of year picnic. It was a great way to wrap up the year and get outside and enjoy the weather.
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Zane and Lily enjoyed saying goodbye to many of their favorite friends.  Sadly, for many friends, they didn’t realize this really was goodbye.

This week I had also discovered that we would be moving back to Houston as of August 1.  Besides the move the hardest thing for me was that I was not allowed to share this news with anyone.  I’m pretty sure people thought I was insane running around making desperate plans to find out who was going out of town and when during the summer. “NO, WHAT day will you be getting back, uh huh and what time does that flight land?…ok..can I see you that day?”  crazy woman.

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A few close friends I told (such the rule breaker am I) and they were holding me up all week with their friendship and support.  (there’s tears under those glasses)
Don’t know what I’m going to do without them.

After school had let out for the year, the next day we and some school friends headed to “The Dinosaur Expo”.  It sounded cool in theory but what it really was, was a “let’s scare the shit out of some little kids” loud-a-thon.

They had large animatronic dinosaurs, roaring and snapping at all who walked by.  Zane did SO much better than he would have done a year ago.  The just grabbed the nearest adult by the hand and politely asked “Can we walk faster!?!”.
At the end there was a dinosaur dig.  But really, it was a sandbox.  No one was monitoring anything to show them how to actually excavate something under earth.  That’s when nerdy Val stepped in and demonstrated proper brushing technique.  My poor kids, I’m always going to be that mom.

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Lily and John seemed to keep themselves occupied at the dinosaur crayon rubbing station.  As Lily put it, it is cleaner than that giant cat-box over there.

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Our cute little dinosaurs.

IMG_2660Quote of the day came from Lily.  “Look mommy, that dinosaur is dead and bleeding just like Jesus.”  That girl has visited too many Gothic and Roman churches since moving over here to Europe…

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