We were a little nervous about graduation weekend: there were lots of plans, lots of family, a pretty important ceremony, a picnic later in the afternoon, and yet you just never know what you’ll be able to do with a 10-day-old. Short version: Sam was an absolute champ. Not a sound during the ceremony, handled the reception at RTS, and let us have a great time at the picnic. Thanks, buddy.
Anyway, Friday there was a staff lunch at church for the graduating Uptown interns: Ted, Matt, Tyler & Jake.
From left to right: Graham, Sam, & Maggie. Maggie is the oldest at 2 months. In case you’re wondering, yes, Uptown Church is a baby factory.
Uncle Andrew & Aunt Melissa, ?(you may remember their wedding) who rode up on the Harley.
Wednesday, to celebrate the end of school (forever, for this degree) Jake took his very first personal day. (I’ve never had a salaried job before. So you mean to tell me I get a certain number of days where I just don’t come, and you give me money as though I did come? Where do I sign up?) It was a great chance to get some things done around the house, take care of things I haven’t had time to take care of for 3 months, and most of all, hang out as a family.
Sam is starting to get into a groove, so we can to some extent make plans for how to spend certain blocks of time. That’s pretty big. He usually eats at about 9 or 10 PM, and then again at 12 or 1. We learned a very important lesson Tuesday night: We have to go to bed after the 9PM show, or things get pretty rough.
To celebrate Jake’s last day of school (and lots of other people’s), Sam got to go to the pool, where we forgot to take pictures, and to a pizza dinner behind the Kulps’ house. The Hamms got to meet him (Ted and Lucibeth, with #4 on the way), and he also got to get another look at Maggie, a potential mate.