So really quickly before Fall gets here (I have a little extra time down here in Texas) is a really quick summer recap!
- To Grandmother's house we went--twice in fact. We went to visit Brian's parents in New Mexico. The first trip went so smoothly that we risked it a second time and did it again. On the first trip we got to spend a day with my college friend, Jennifer, and her beautiful Congo kids. We also got to spend lots of time with Aunt Cathy, who all my kids think hung the moon. She is the kind of aunt who swoops in with lots of presents and spends all day throwing tea parties and giving manicures. And even my boys love a good manicure. While at Grandma's we took a short side trip up to the family cabin at Ute Lake. The kids got their first rides in a boat and on a jet ski. They did lots of swimming (every one's #1 favorite activity) and both trips were so much fun!
- Since this summer was mostly a "Staycation" we spent a lot of time in our own backyard, swimming and staying cool. One fun day we decided to get our craft on and make some home made birdhouses. Brian cut out the pieces for each kiddo to build and paint their own house. They turned out adorable and are hung all around our back deck.
- Towards the end of summer we started to plan for our next year of homeschooling. Grace is now in 3rd grade, Haven is in 1st. Manny and JoJo are both pre-k, and Louise and Kat are enjoying another year of play! Because really, that's what littles need the most!!! Our major school purchase this year was a microscope. It has been the hit of the party. We collected lots of specimens from Grandma' garden during our visit and Grace has prepared dozens of slides. I hope we have a budding scientist!
I know I always say this, but I will try to post more regularly. I thought life after diapers would be easier, but we are busy, busy, busy all the time. At the end of each day I have to decide, do I stay up an extra hour and write a blog post or do I drop into bed? Bed usually wins!
Goodbye Summer! Welcome Fall!