Yes, I know it’s been awhile (again)…
We’ve been living a full life here and cherishing the summer break we’ve been on for a few weeks. The school year was a bit crazy, yet somehow we survived and are using the summer to refuel, reorganize, relax, learn new skills and just breath in the fresh air.
The older 4 are on a local swim team again and are at the pool about 3x a week. The younger 2 and I have been errand running and spending time on the playground together.
We went camping last weekend. Aside from the initial rain, the weather was awesome. It was truly relaxing (not counting the packing, unpacking, resulting laundry, or chasing Nonstop Noah around.)
One of our nephews is getting married this weekend and his sister, one of our nieces, is getting married in September. We are looking forward to the excitement of both weddings and seeing extended family during the process.
I have 3 gardens going this year with green beans, squash/zucchini, strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers & corn. Chloe is gardening this year as well and has her own 5 ft sq garden with 2 blueberry bushes, a spoon tomato plant & squash/zucchini. Olivia has a section of one of my gardens to plant in…as soon as I finish getting it turned over. It’s a fresh spot full of hard packed soil & lots of rocks.
The girls are learning some long-overdue home skills. I admit I’m not the best at making the chore chart work consistently. Most times, it’s just easier for me to do the work myself than teach & reteach & prod the kids on. Every summer we try it again though! (Wish me luck!)
The girls will be heading to Girl Scout Day Camp in 1 1/2 weeks. Hannah is in leadership & Chloe in leadership training and Olivia is a Junior camper. They love the experience and come home every night exhausted but happy.
I have a huge summer goal of decluttering the house, especially our huge collection of toys in the basement. I hope to get a lot done while the girls are at camp.
Math & Reading are on the summer agenda too. Fun, fun!
And then in August we go to the beach in Emerald Isle, NC for a week. A treasured family tradition indeed!
TTFN! Happy Summer!