Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (Summer - Weeks 8 and 9)

After our exciting trip to Chicago, we took a little bit of time off to relax the next week.  We didn't have any of our schedule events - we missed bowling because of traveling, art class was on a break & swimming doesn't start until Sept.  We spent the whole week resting, relaxing and catching up on some stuff around the house.

We also had a lot of play dates that week.  One of Daniel's friends from preschool moved to Texas this summer and this was his last week in Ohio so we had him over to play one day.  We also had play dates with three other friends through the week.  They were all at our house which was nice because no one really wanted to be in the car.
Daniel & Jerek - we will miss him!
Last week was kind of our unofficial end of summer since everyone starts school this week.  We had big plans, but the weather didn't cooperate so we rolled with it and still had some fun.  Monday was the boys last day of bowling camp.  They ended up winning the league for the season!!  I'm so proud of how well they did this summer and how much they improved.
Tuesday was Daniel's first day back to art class.  Now that he is in kindergarten, he goes by himself.  He was a little nervous at first, but did great.  The whole class is kids who have kindergarten in the morning so it's a perfect fit for him!  We had planned to go to the park that day too, but rain changed our plan.  We also postponed our trip to the pool on Wednesday because it was only 70 degrees.  We spent Wednesday at home playing games and hanging out in the yard.

Thursday we finally went to the pool.  It was cold, but we still had a great time.  AJ and Daniel practiced swimming from side to side without touching the bottom of the pool.  The did great!  I'm so proud of them!  AJ wouldn't let go of the side 2 months ago, huge progress this summer.  They can't wait to go back to swim lessons in a few weeks!
Snacking & freezing at the pool
Friday we met a few friends at the splash pads at Easton.  Again, it was pretty cold, but we made the best of it.  The boys ran around in the water, looked at the trains and enjoyed bagels & frozen yogurt for lunch.  It was fun to hang with friends too.  Saturday Adrian took the big boys to see "Guardians of the Galaxy" with their free tickets from the summer reading program.  They all loved the movie.  Zak stayed home and hung out with me and a few friends.  His buddy Andrew came over too and they kept us all laughing.

All in all we've had a great summer!  I have mixed feelings about school starting this week.  Part of me wants to continue just having fun and being together.  But part of me is craving the routine and the time away from each other to make our time together that much sweeter.  The boys are excited to go back to school, especially since they each know at least one boy in their class this year.  Hope you have all had a great summer too!!

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