Robyn, Where Have You Been?

In March, I wrote 23 posts. So many, that at least 2 people complained that I had to slow down so they could catch up. Well, apparently, I did. I wrote only 15 posts in April and 10 in May.

So, where have I been?

It all really started in March. I volunteered to teach two electives at Jackson’s school. The first was the usual Publications elective. The second was Walking. I didn’t so much teach that one as I did herd cats.

Topics written on a whiteboard

Publications elective – newspaper topics

The first week of April, we had Spring Break. If you know me, you know that “break” doesn’t really mean “break.” It means “time to go see all the friends I can’t see during school.”

Jackson playing Legos with friends

Playing Legos with friends

Cassie and Sophie

Cassie and Sophie

Then 4H started to heat up in anticipation of the County Fair. (I owe you all a post about 4H.) We had our Showmanship Clinic and Field Day, and then began to practice rabbit showmanship.

Jackson, a friend, and a pygmy goat at the 4H Showmanship Clinic

Jackson, a friend, and a pygmy goat at the 4H Showmanship Clinic

Zella, a dead-looking rabbit

No, Zella isn’t dead. She’s just relaxed.

My Aunt Carol came to visit.

Great-Grandma, Aunt Carol, Jackson

Great-Grandma, Aunt Carol, Jackson

Aunt Carol and Cassie

Aunt Carol and Cassie

Cassie had her first (non-emergency) dentist visit.

Cassie in a dentist chair

Cassie’s first dentist appointment

Jackson’s school held their annual Walk-a-thon.

Jackson holding out a water bottle

Jackson at the Walkathon

Jackson smiling

Jackson at the Walkathon, happier this time

Jackson’s school had their annual Young Author’s Night.

Jackson reading his book at Young Authors

Jackson reading his book at Young Authors

April also started the Memory Book meetings – weekly, then twice weekly, then thrice weekly meetings at the Memory Book chair’s house to put together ACA II’s Memory Book.

K and Robyn working at a computer

Working on the Memory Book

E and Robyn working on the Memory Book

Working on the Memory Book too

ACA II did their “STAR Testing” week, so we had the 4 Days of Play in May – 4 days of field trips. I chaperoned 2. The decision to chaperone the 3+ mile hike around Contra Loma Reservoir will forever be one of my worst ever.

Contra Loma Reservoir

Contra Loma Reservoir

Jackson reading a book

Jackson reading on the Library field trip

ACA II had their annual Silent Auction.

Cassie with a pile of shoes

Cassie finds a pile of shoes at the Silent Auction

Jackson at the Silent Auction

Jackson at the Silent Auction

We did have Mother’s Day in there.

Jackson, Robyn, and Cassie

Jackson, Mommy, and Cassie

Then the Publications elective published its newspaper… but I did talk about that a bit.

My sister came to visit.

Jackson plays Skylanders with Auntie Ann

Jackson plays Skylanders with Auntie Ann

Cassie, Auntie Ann, and Jackson

Cassie, Auntie Ann, and Jackson

ACA II held its Showcase of the Arts, in which Jackson got  his next belt (orange) in personal safety. (American Shaolin Kenpo)

Jackson demonstrates personal safety

Jackson demonstrates personal safety

We hung out with Great-Grandma and Grandpa Bob every Sunday night.

Jackson wading in a fountain

Jackson wading in a fountain

Cassie wading in a fountain

Cassie wading in a fountain

We went to the San Jose Taco Festival with some new friends.

Jackson in Cassie's stroller

Jackson in Cassie’s stroller

Cassie on a blanket

Cassie at the San Jose Taco Festival

Jackson started selling World’s Finest Chocolate for 4H. (And he’s still doing it, so if you’re local – buy some chocolate!)

Jackson and some candy bars

Jackson selling candy for 4H

Grandma Sandy came to visit.

Cassie and Grandma Sandy

Cassie and Grandma Sandy

We attended all 4 days of the County Fair! (A mega-post is planned.)

Jackson in his 4-H uniform in front of a poster

Jackson at the Fair

Jackson “bridged” from a Tiger to a Wolf in Cub Scouts.

Jackson walking across a bridge

Cub Scout Bridging

C putting Jackson's neckerchief on

Jackson’s a Wolf

Jackson with his den leader

Jackson getting all his Wolf stuff

Jackson shows off his belt loops

Jackson shows off his belt loops

Finally, June 6 was the last day of school!

Two teachers and Jackson in front of a microphone

Jackson getting ready for his part in his class play

Oh, and in there I was trying to get a job, getting a part time job, sort of, then getting another one, and training for them both… more on that later.

Wish me luck this summer. I’m going to need it.

5 thoughts on “Robyn, Where Have You Been?

    • Thanks Kirstin! I’m way behind on almost all of the blogs I read, including yours. The only one I’ve kept up with really is “Clients from Hell”. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you and Vivie have been doing these past couple months.

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