Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Week that Was

First, I have to give a shout out to the Knight family's multipurpose, utility infielder of an aunt, Dianna Dufek.  Over the course of the last few years, she has served as friend, babysitter, shopping companion, dinner companion, holiday co-celebrator, au pair (AKA the third adult on a Florida vacation with 3 kids 5 and under), and most recently, gardener.  She and Trisha have spent the last couple of weekends removing all the bushes from our front planter area and moving them to the side of the house.  Now our landscaped area is larger and varied.

Yesterday marked the end of the school year for four of the five Knights.  Cami and Griffin had a program (Christian cowboy-themed) and an end-of-the-year picnic.  Lexi had an awards ceremony, field day, and a few tears because she will miss her friends and teacher.  I just sighed deeply because I excited to be finished with this trying year.  Oh, and the dance rocked, even though we were missing about 1/3 of the 8th grade due to the "cool kids" having a party at the same time.  Cami and Lexi even danced with some of the girls and had a blast.  Griffin did the standard "stand by the wall and hope nobody notices" that most 8th grade boys master.  Apparently, he is pretty advanced for his age.

Now, the plan is to finally relax over the Memorial Day weekend.  I guess there is some big race in town, but I can't watch it on tv because it's blacked out locally.  I guess that's supposed to make me want to buy tickets, sit outside in the hot sun with drunk fans for 8-10 hours and hope to see a few crashes and some good racing.  I'd rather sit at home and watch NASCAR for free.

Have a great holiday!

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