Sunday, June 1, 2008

Beautiful and Busy Day

Another crazy day, but mostly nice. Let's see...

Last night, Sam had a sleep-over at a friend's house. This morning, I dropped Micah at another friend's at 9am, so they could take him to a birthday party at the JCC in Newton. David stayed home with Sofia, and I headed to Hebrew College for Graduation.

My colleage, Alison, is part of the first graduating class from the Rabbinical School at HC, and my friend Susan is finishing our Masters in Jewish Liberal Studies program. And, it turns out, another friend was becoming a Cantor and two others were receiving their Certificates.

Very busy up on The Hill at school - not only was there a big tent in the parking lot (I parked at the bottom of the hill) for the main graduation, but in the auditorium there was a graduation for the Me'ah program and on the field was yet another tent for the Prozdor (high school) grads.

It was a long ceremony, but very moving. I am so glad I went to it.

In the mean time, David and Sofia picked up Micah and headed over to the Israel Independance Day celebration. Another big event, you had to park at Bently College and take a shuttle to Gann Academy. David, being the incredibly forgetful daddy that he seems to be, forgot to take a stroller for Sofia even after I called to remind him. And he hates crowds. So he was fairly miserable.

I raced from Newton to Waltham, and managed to meet up with them (yes, I had a stroller in my car!). There were just tons and tons of people. Music, food, and info booths for lots of organizations. Some carnival-type stuff for the kids.

Sam arrived with the sleep-over family. He walked with Sofia and I while David and Micah stood in line for 45 minutes to get a balloon dragon - Micah is a very very determined young man!

Then we walked back to the cars. David had to go to Worcester to hand out keys for his rental properties (today was move-in day), and I had to take the kids to Susan's graduation party.

Sam had a little fit when we got to the car, because Micah "called front seat" (they fight over who gets to sit in the middle row of the minivan). He was really tired and hot. David was tired and hot and stressed. Micah was happy, and Sofia was just waking from her stroller nap.

I took the kids to Susan's house. Micah had fun. Sofia clutched at me for a while, but once she had some water and chips, she was very happy. Sam calmed down a bit. I had a nice conversation with another woman from my program.

Got the kids home, fed them a quick dinner, then it was baths and bedtime. I fell asleep in Sofia's room, and woke up when David got home. I was going to go back to sleep, but realized I had to set up a CD for the yearbook - it's going to press tomorrow!



amy flege said...

its like you live a whole nother world than us. There is nothing like that here in iowa! we are all lutherans and methodists! haha
you are such a busy mom i dont know how you do it girl!