Fab 5 Friday…

Woot! Woot! Give it up for Friday! Another week is coming to a close! And that rocks because:

Yup! Getting closer! Thank goodness because this has been the absolute slowest week ever. It’s not like I didn’t have things to do…I did. But, the week seemed to just slowly crawl by – which I guess is what happens when you are looking forward to summer vacation!

But, it was a week full of good things – so let’s get to the Fab 5!

  1. Luncheon for Jennifer. Renata and Gosia arranged for a surprise luncheon for Jennifer last Friday at Pomidoro so we could all say “See you soon!” Thankfully, Jennifer is just moving to Bratislava – so we know we’ll see her! It was a fun afternoon catching up over goat cheese salads – especially with a couple of women that I don’t see that often.
Photos by the lovely Alison

2. Caleb’s Semi-Formal. Last Friday night was the middle school semi-formal – so Caleb was off to dance and party with all of his friends! It was held at the Intercontinental Hotel and Caleb rode to the dance in style with a bunch of his friends on a bus (arranged by the fantastic Liz & Pete). He has a good group of friends…and there was lots of laughter and joking and he told us that he had a great time!

3. Grayson’s Birthday. We still have a couple of week’s until Grayson’s birthday, but he wanted to have a super small celebration last weekend with two of his friends – so we did that Friday night, too! A dinner out at Blue Cactus and a sleepover with lots of video games and my kiddo was happy!

Ben, Grayson and Owen

4. Summer Send-Off. Saturday had us attending Summer Send-Off at school. It was a gorgeous day – absolutely awesome! We got to watch Caleb play with his band and I opened the store for the day with the help of Chrissie, Gosia, Gael, and Blaine – and it was a fun way to spend the afternoon!

A few new items in the store and Caleb playing with The Blue Flames

5. Sunday Movie Day. Sunday meant another family movie this week – this time the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It definitely isn’t going to win any awards, but it was entertaining for a few hours!

3-D, baby!

6. Give Help, Give Hope Benefit. Yesterday was the first performance of the Give Help, Give Hope benefit that Grayson’s class did as a service learning project. Earlier this year, his class decided they wanted to do something to help people with cancer and through the Alivia Foundation they were matched with a single mom, Miss Ola, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer. In order to raise money to help Miss Ola with the cost of her treatments the class organized a benefit. They had music and dancing and poetry and the first performance was incredible. It’s absolutely awesome what a bunch of 10 year olds can do when they put their minds to it! There is one more performance on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. and I want to thank everyone who attended yesterday or will attend on Sunday! Grayson said that while he was nervous, he knew there were lots of people who supported him in the audience – and that he can’t wait to see how much money they raise for Miss Ola.

Okay…that was 6! See! It was a good week!

Enjoy the weekend!!