Quiet, sort-of-warm morning
The last few days have seen record heat in the Phoenix area. Granted, it’s November, so it’s not sweltering… but yesterday did get up to 91°F, a record. Days in the high 80s/low 90s make for very pleasant mornings in the high 60s/low 70s. So, the girls and I spent some time in the back yard this morning…
Plus, my very brave friend Allison took all three boys to spend the night at her place last night. Her own boys are 8 & 10, and my boys (aged 8, 10, & 12) get along so well with them. Her son Joel and my Wesley are actually birthday twins, born the same day of the same year. They are also the lone other homeschooling family in our church, so it works out well that we all get along! Midweek sleepovers — yet another perk of homeschooling!
I love Allison, too. So does Audrey. Audrey only recently decided that she will stay as my daughter, and not Allison’s. 😮 I think Audrey was hoping for co-parenting rights or something! When she realized that living at Allison’s house full-time would mean that I wouldn’t be her Mommy, she decided to stay here, with me as her Mommy. Whew! 😉
So, yesterday afternoon, after homeschool park day, I went home with just the girls. It’s been peaceful but weird not having the boys around. Usually Audrey mopes around when our family is not All Together (which I think is dear), but she’s handling it really well this time.
Here are the girls in the back yard this morning. (By the way, Fiala has been referred to AS A BOY in that top, bit pink bow and everything.)