I can't really say this summer has been a busy one... no big vacations... no rushing or chaos. No, I'd have to say it's been a pretty relaxing one. The kids have kept busy riding their bikes all over town except for JoJo who had something far more important to do.... learn to swim.
After spending July 4th floating in a jacuzzi with a life jacket...
we coaxed him into some lessons. Last year he wanted nothing to do with the pool or the teacher, but this year he was ready and willing.
And in no time at all....
he was ready to fly! Well... at least swim. :)
The mega electronics store is always a fun trip with the kids.
Okay guys, let's go....
Come on now... let's go... pleeeeeeease!
And who doesn't love a good rib and cob sculpture.
And yes, he ate that all and then some.
I've hardly seen my oldest. He seems to either be at football practice, working out, or sleeping. I must remember to get a picture of him.
I think the best discovery of our summer though has been Harry Potter. None of my children had ever been interested in reading the books until this summer. Although he could read them to himself, my 10 year old and I have been enjoying reading them together... and now my youngest has started listening in as well. This is the first time any of my boys have so thoroughly enjoyed a book and I am delighted.
Now, I need to turn my attention to stacks of dusty school books that need reorganizing for the new school year that's approaching, and get textbooks ordered for my teen's high school classes. Sigh... denial will only get me so far.