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In the Meadow

by Flower Meadow

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3 days ago

Mid-Winter Update

Kayla and Timmy have been back at college for about a month. When they first got there they had to get covid tests and quarantine until they got the results. I check in with them to make sure t...


January 09, 2021

Holidays

The holidays went fairly well. We got a Christmas tree from a nursery. Kayla and Timmy were having online finals. We didn’t want to interfere with that so we got the tree fairly late. We stil...


Kayla and Timmy are home from college. We went to pick them up last week, right before Thanksgiving. They are basically the same kids that I have known since they were born. They are more inde...


November 02, 2020

October Update

Aaron did the Halloween decorating this year. He did a nice job. He carved several pumpkins and put up the scarecrows and ghosts. He has been doing cross-country. This year they are trying to...


October 02, 2020

Bicycle

In exciting news, I bought a bicycle. I have been trying to get one since June. I guess there was a shortage. I have not ridden in a few years. I still remember how to balance but the steering to...


August 23, 2020

Sunday

Kayla and Timmy leave for college in the next few days. It is such a bittersweet time. I am very proud of them and excited for the personal growth and adventures that will happen for them. Of ...


August 17, 2020

Getting Ready

We have been having a fairly nice August, all things considered. Kayla and Timmy worked at the day camp until last week. They have to quarantine before college, and being around lots of kids woul...


July 29, 2020

Prom

Prom Night seems to have gone well. There was a dinner and presentation. There were several speakers and a movie about the class. Since the whole class wasn’t together at graduation, this was an...


July 24, 2020

Summer Update

Since Timmy and Kayla’s prom that was scheduled for late May was cancelled, the school is having a make-up prom tomorrow night. There will not be dancing, but there will be a socially distanced d...


July 06, 2020

Graduation

Kayla and Timmy graduated from high school last week. My babies are high school graduates! Their school is a relatively small Catholic school, and they were able to have an outdoor, socially-di...


June 19, 2020

Last Day of School

Today was the last day of school. The kids have been doing distance learning since March. For Kayla and Timmy it was the last day of school of the K-12 years. For Aaron, it was the last day of...


June 04, 2020

College Prep

Kayla and Timmy have each decided on a college for next year and sent in their deposits. As of now they should be able to move in at the end of August. They will leave campus right before Thanksg...


May 19, 2020

Happy Birthday Aaron!

Happy 15th Birthday Aaron! I cannot believe that my baby boy is fifteen. I remember when he was a newborn. We would sit outside in the evenings and he loved listening to all the summer sounds....


May 15, 2020

Events

Kayla and Timmy are having quite a week. They turned eighteen on Monday. On Tuesday, they had the AP Calculus AB exam. On Wednesday, they had the AP English Literature and Composition Exam. They ...


Happy 18th Birthday to Kayla and Timmy! My babies are all grown up. I remember when they were first born at the hospital in Southern California. I took them to see the Pacific Ocean and their ...


April 25, 2020

Late April

It has been a while since my last entry. I am surprised at how busy we have been. Kayla and Timmy are deciding which college/university they want to attend. The deadline was originally May 1st...


April 08, 2020

Early April Update

We are continuing with distance learning and school at home. The kids have been completing their assignments. The decision has been made that Advanced Placement Exams will be done at home. The...


This was our second week of school at home. It has gotten more organized. At first I was concerned about how the kids would do with distance learning. While it is a big transition, the school has...


March 19, 2020

School at Home

We have been adjusting to school at home. I set up a schoolwork schedule for Aaron. He does his work in the morning. He then takes a break in the afternoon. Usually he goes running or digitally c...


March 17, 2020

Online School

The kids’ school is closed indefinitely. The neighboring county schools are closed until at least April 20th. In practice since many of the school district employees live in the neighboring coun...


As of right now, school is still on for tomorrow. We will see what happens in the next few hours. New York has not been as willing to close schools as some states. The mayor of New York City h...


March 13, 2020

School and World Events

We are experiencing the general chaos that is affecting a lot of the world right now. The kids did not have school on Thursday, and today was already a scheduled conference day with no school fo...


March 02, 2020

Musical

The musical went very well. I realized when I typed my entry on Friday I misspelled “Matilda.” ( I have a cousin Mathilda.) Shows how nervous I was, ha ha. They had shows on Friday and Saturd...


February 28, 2020

Musical and Running

The musical is this weekend and we are very excited. They are doing “Mathilda.” It has been a lot of work to get to this point. The dress rehearsal was yesterday and everything looked great. ...


February 09, 2020

February Break

The kids have the week off starting tomorrow for February break. We don’t have a lot planned. The twins will have rehearsal for the musical and Aaron will have an indoor track meet over the bre...


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