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The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back . . . Or However It Goes

I've heard the saying "The straw that broke the camel's back," but I'm pretty sure I've never made use of it myself, until now.  Around here, it seems we've found the straw.  Looks like it's t-ball . . . or, more specifically, the 3rd child finally getting involved in evening activities.  We did alright when the parents could each cover an activity, but how are we supposed to swing the whole kids-outnumber-the-adults thing when they all three have activities scheduled for the same time?

Girls 1 and 2 both racked up on Academic Awards Night  (such little Smarty Pants!)

Things have been downright CRAZY around here for the past couple of weeks.  Granted we are generally trying to juggle a lot of things.  But, we get into our routine, and, for the most part, we're able to get everything done and even enjoy a sit-down (albeit sometimes rushed) dinner together. 

Girl 2, all ready for her first softball game
If you've got school-aged kids, you know that the last couple of weeks of school are jam-packed with activities (field trips, academic awards ceremonies, parent nights, spelling bees).  Add to that the dance practices Girl 1 has 3 nights a week, the softball practice Girl 2 has 3 nights a week, and now the t-ball practice Little Boy has twice a week.  Our evenings are a constant shuffle!
I've packed a lot of brown bag dinners and whatever kid is not on the field eats while I'm shuttling someone else to dance, etc.  CRAZY, I tell you!

One of the approximately 50 photos Girl 1 took of Blanchard Springs Caverns on her 3rd grade field trip

Oh, and the goats still have to be milked, garden tended, chickens fed, etc. 


All of this to say, if you've found the blog a bit lacking lately, please don't quit reading!  I promise there's plenty going on here to report.  I'm just having a hard time finding the time to write about it!
Hopefully, we'll soon settle in to the-new-normal, and I'll find the time to breathe . . . and write. 

Adorable baby gorilla and her Momma that we saw on Girl 2's field trip to the zoo

In the meantime, we're having lots of fun with all our activities!