For over 4 years, I was diligent and fairly timely in keeping this blog up to date... and then, the worst summer of my life happened! My job is accounting/ bookkeeping/ and general number-y type things. This summer, one of my clients had a major software switch, and I was 100% not prepared for what that entailed on my end. As a result, I barely saw my family, had multiple sleepless nights, didn't stay on top of anything and suffered through over 5 months of miserable-ness... So, this blog was once something I was so proud of myself for doing, and now I am so disappointed I keep it going.
But, despite all of that, I would love to re-cap our life over the past 8 months! Carrington and Trey wrapped up their 1 yr and 3 yr classes at Memorial Preschool. Trey's class performed an adorable Spring Concert, and he did a fabulous job!
We also had some pretty adorable last day of school pictures, formal 'school pictures' and class pictures. They are just way too cute!
This summer brought lots of time at the pool (at least for the kids, not so much for me!) and Carrington took her first dance class at Dancin Kids in Cornelius! Carrington did so-so in dance- she was awesome, as long as I stayed IN the class with her... which would have been fine if it were a mommy and me class. But, it wasn't, and I was the only mom actually in the dance class, while all of the other parent's got to chat and watch their kids in the monitor in the lobby. Oh well- maybe Carrington will be more brave as she gets older!
Father's Day was spent fishing... actually a LOT of our summer was spent fishing. This is a great activity to do with kids- they can explore the woods, most parks in our area have fishing AND playgrounds, so Doug gets to relax, the kids get to play, and I get to, well, be with the family! <br>
Next up in our lives??? 4th of July!!! We continued the tradition of spending this time with Uncle Brian and Aunt Kristyn! And how did we spend the day? FISHING!!! Big Surprise! We didn't throw a big party this year. I was just so mentally overwhelmed with work that I couldn't face hosting a big blowout. I don't regret the decision at all, but I will admit that on the actual day of 4th of July, I missed having everyone at the house celebrating!
There was one exception- one night, at about 2am, I heard her get up, open the door, come running across the hallway and into our bedroom (which was pitch black dark and everyone was sleeping). She immediately came to a hault, turned around, went running back into her bedroom, got back into bed and started wailing! I think the reality of everyone being asleep in the dark was too much for her to handle- she'd never seen what it's like for everyone else in the middle of the night! And, she never has since, either. :)
Trey also started back with Strikers in their 4 year old soccer program! His team was the Tigers and they were pretty good- not the best, but they won 5 of the 8 games, so not too bad. Trey made a goal during 6 of the 8 games, so that was awesome! I was extremely proud of him! By the way, 4 year old soccer is hilarious. The coaches are constantly reminding the team which goal is theirs, and to stay focused. The term 'play defense' means nothing, and EVERYONE is on top of the ball. They are learning to not constantly touch the ball with their hands, and the idea of passing is completely foreign. If you ever need a good laugh, go ahead and stop by to watch a new team play!
Another tradition we try to do each year is the Know Your Farms Tour. This is where local farms in the area all join together to open up their farm to the public and educate the community about natural and healthy ways to live and support the community. This is always a lot of fun for us and the kids- we got to see so many animals, paint horse shoes, buy fresh produce, local wines, cheese, meat,... A ton of fun, and extremely informative!
I will continue to get caught up on the blog, and take you through our adventures in the Fall, but for now, this recapped our Summer! xoxo