Sydney and I leave on Wednesday for a whirlwind drive through the US: friends in New York, conference and friends in Boston, anniversary holiday by ourselves (10 years in August!), friends and conference in Ithaca, and then back home to relieve my parents of the children, at least momentarily. We’ll be gone for a week-and-a-half.
While we’re away, Nathaniel will get to test his grandparents: if all goes well, he’ll be going back with them to Iowa for almost a month. He’s excited, and has already make it clear that we’re no longer of much interest to him, since he’s moved on to replacement parents. Katherine will also be wrapping up kindergarten, with a flurry of end-of-year field days, parties, and, oh, some learning. Today she read half of the books that we settled in with from our recent trip to the library.
Sydney has been incredibly productive in the garden. Every time I go to work or church I hear from friends how much they’re enjoying seeing the changes in our yard as they drive by; it’s a good thing we’re okay with the fishbowl life!