Happy August!

It’s August already!  Can you believe it?!  I still haven’t even started using my fancy summer schedule.  Oh well.  I like to think I’m an organized, scheduled person… but you all know the truth.  I get the occasional help with chores they like (bathrooms and changing sheets, go figure!) but mostly they just play and I do my thing and life goes on.   Fast!  Have you heard it’s August already?  We have been able to check off several things from our summer to-do list (go camping, play at the lake, ride a train, and more), but there is still much more to do (like visit the Atlantic Ocean!).

Alan started his new job today. He said it went well. He came home exhausted and went to bed with the kids :) Like the first day of school. I’m sure we’ll hear more about that as he settles in.

I don’t really have much to say right now but I wanted to just check in. I know some of you go through withdrawal when I don’t post for awhile :) You know who you are.

I don’t even have any good pictures. Seriously. We haven’t been doing much of anything. Today’s highlight was grocery shopping. Tomorrow we are going to try and go blueberry picking again. We went last week but the picking was slim so tomorrow we’ll try a new place that just opened for the season. Not new, just different, it’s where we used to go when the kids were smaller. I wanted to go today but grocery shopping took priority. Real food was necessary. I still haven’t had a chance to make blueberry jam yet. Each time we pick berries we eat them all before I get to it. That will change tomorrow! I hope.

Here are a few photos to round out this compelling blog post. Enjoy.

battery powered trains

Lex set up a charging station for his trains, complete with batteries and all. He's his father's boy, through and through!



Learning math skills together. Check out www.khanacademy.org. It's pretty amazing.


at the store

"Look Mom! Do you want to take a picture of us?"
You know I do little boy, you know I do.

Seriously. The grocery store. Aren’t you glad you read to the end of this post?!

(seriously though we are totally enjoying our laid-back days. the other day we rode bikes in the morning, played outside with the neighbors in the afternoon, then went out to dinner at a diner. at bedtime Lex told me the day was too busy and the next day should be quieter. it was.)

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