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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dwindling days...

Modeling some birthday party swag
Where has summer gone?! In two weeks we'll be back at school...which means no more sleeping in & back to the school grind. I think more than any other summer, we managed to stay pretty busy (we like it that way). Otherwise it can get pretty hot and slow 'round these parts. I've done my best to make sure that while the cousins are away, that Ryan gets to see old friends (and new) nearly every day. And I think that's been the best part of our summer...just getting to reconnect and play with our friends. Isn't that how it should be?

There have been a few summer birthday parties...
Climbing trees with friends...
Long walks at sunset with the family... ;-)
Monthly projects at Lowes & Home Depot (see the enthusiasm?)
Tennis lessons from Uncle M...
Game time with daddy...
Learning Japanese calligraphy from Aunty M
Fundraising at the Relay for Life....
Okay, this photo is from last month...but Ryan played the part of the minister at a 'wedding'! It was adorable to see him read the vows that they wrote (kudos to his school and teacher for teaching him to read so quickly/efficiently in a non stressful way).

Even though I have a kid with pretty high expectations (he usually wakes up with a smile and asks, "What are we doing to do today?"), I think he had a decent summer. Now that the boys just came back yesterday, I'm sure the last two weeks will fly by.

I'm especially nostalgic about these last two weeks as there is a 50-50 chance that I could be working come the first day of school. More on this later if it actually happens, but I'd love to have a final summer soiree/birthday blowout before we head back to the grind.

Until then...toodles, peeps. It's hot, humid and we're headed for the pool with a few of Ry's buddies. :-)

3 comments:

Lazer Vision Boy said...

Kudos on keeping everyone busy but still having fun. It shows how dedicated you are at being a good parent.

A lot of my daughter's schoolmates here in San Diego just lay around all Summer. Baffles my mind as there is so much to do here!!

Between karate, swim lessons, surf camps, soccer, play dates, gymnastic camps and all of our weekend excursions the kids are worn out by the end of the day.

Again, great job!

Jolene said...

Thanks LVB...I know a few people too who profess to 'hole up' all summer long (different strokes for different folks). Keeping Ry stimulated/busy is the one (and I do mean the ONE) part of parenting I I feel confident about. ;-)

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