2. As I mentioned, I didn't have time to prepare for summer vacation. Contributing factor #1: last weekend the four Ferri took a somewhat last-minute (by my "I'm already shopping for my 2018 calendar" planning standards) trip to California. We spent a day at Disneyland, a day at California Adventure, a day browsing Downtown Disney and relaxing by the swimming pool, and traveled for almost a full day on both ends. I plan to write about the trip in more detail in a couple of weeks - I learned A LOT and want to share in case you or someone you know is planning a Disneyland trip in the near future - but for now, this pic sums it up perfectly.
3. Contributing factor #2: a little production called the 4th Grade Variety Show. No, I don't have a 4th grader. Neither does my friend and co-coordinator, Rebecca. But we both love singing, dancing, and helping kids find and share their talents enough to take on the responsibility anyway. The auditions were rough. The rehearsals - including the dress rehearsals - were rough. But the performances went as smoothly as 4th Grade Variety Show performances can go. And...no one threw up this year! (Yes, someone threw up on the way off the stage last year.)
4. Contributing factor #3: these ladies, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. I became involved with the PTO at Will and Hallie's elementary school when Will started kindergarten. The year Hallie started kindergarten, I upped my participation by joining the Board; I have held the position of Secretary for the last two years, and plan to continue in that role next year. Long story short, I would never have stuck with PTO after that first year - let alone taken on such a large responsibility within the organization - if it hadn't been for these incredible women. We work our tails off, but when we're tackling projects together, we have a blast and it all comes together in the end.
5. Happiness Highlights:
|Speaking of the lovely ladies above, they saved me from electrocuting |
myself when my computer charger came apart in the school library's socket.
|We put together a new "spirit shop" in the school's |
front lobby! Makes you want a tumbler, doesn't it?
|Will's GT class put on a production of "Goldilocks Reimagined". He played|
Baby Bear in this, his theatrical debut, and I enjoyed watching him almost as
much as I enjoyed seeing our family's bear costumes worn a second time.
|He's smiling because the play was over...the first thing he said|
to me after their bows was "I'm never doing that again".
|Yep, that's one suitcase, packed for five days, four nights, and three |
people for Disneyland. I don't win a lot of awards, but if they were
given for packing, I'd have a gold medal and an Oscar.
Happy Friday, friends!
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