Summer 2014: By the Numbers

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September 14, 2014 by multiracialsky

Natasha_Sky_av40partyjpg1 12 year old
1 11.5 year old
1 almost-10 year old
1 8 year old
1 4 year old
1 2 year old
1 red minivan packed full
1 sailboat
1 child with hearing loss
1 happy sprinkler
1 well-loved trampoline
1 uncle engaged to be married
1 dog
1 guinea pig
-1 guinea pig 😦  Goodbye, Island
1 fish we’re feeding for the neighbors
1 foster placement sadly declined because our house was full
1 bigger car/van needed
1 boy still hoping for a brother
1 child starts eating meat
1 week of soccer camp and 1 sprained wrist
1 crib, 1 toddler bed, 1 pack-and-play; 1 child with their first bed ever
1 week of sailing camp for 2 kids
1 trip to NYC for 2 kids for 2 days
1 track meet for 4 kids
1 week of Camp Nana-Bobo for 4 kids
1 Fourth of July parade with 7 children
1 Fresh Air Child for 2 weeks, age 7
1 resurrected toy kitchen, homemade by daddy 9 years ago
1 red truck hauling 5 kids, 6 bikes, 6 lacrosse sticks, 1 dog, and 1 compost bin
1 average-40 birthday party for 2 parents
1 mudroom packed with shoes (too many to count)
2 years owning this house
2 kids in preschool
2 neglected blogs
2 girls see Wicked on Broadway
2 ER visits with 1 child
2 boys (really 1, since 1 was only here for 2 weeks)
2 foster sisters for 3 months
2 math packets for 2 rising 7th graders
2 select lacrosse teams totaling 4 out-of-town practices/week
2 tired & happy parents married 18 years
2-3 times/day the dishwasher is running
3 curly heads
3 World Cup Soccer games worth streaming
3 days and 3 nights sail-camping
3 bike accidents in 3 days with 3 different kids, and 1 broken toe
3 meals a day x 8 people = 48 meals per weekend
4 family birthdays
4 kids on summer vacation
4 weeks of art camp
4 lacrosse tournaments
4 Sky kids who are a huge help and truly loved by their younger family members
4 Disney princess movies purchased on iTunes
4 kids in track, with 2 practices/week
5 girls
5 x-rays
6 kids for most of the summer
6 children who sleep through the night!
7 new K’Vay paintings
7 kids for 2 weeks
8 temper tantrums in 1 day
10 weeks of vacation
15 nut-free lunches made and 35 nut-free snacks for 4 kids in farm camp for 1 week
50 library books read
100 loads of laundry, 25 dried on the line
200 homemade popsicles
10,000 hairs left by the dog on the living room rug
Hope you had a warm and memorable summer too!

 

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2 thoughts on “Summer 2014: By the Numbers

  1. Kashka says:

    I love your brain! I love your heart! And I love that you share it all with the world! Thank u!

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