So I feel like I have blinked and the summer is gone. I am now in the process of trying to buy school clothes (online cause who has time for shopping) school supplies (online as well) and get the family ready for the annual beach vacation. All the while still plugging away at the day job and running when I can!
So for an update on the kids, the last time I had an update was when my Budding Thespian was in the school rendition of Hansel and Gretel, which was back in May! Since then the older 2 children have completed 3rd and 1st grades spent numerous hours in the pool perfecting their swimming strokes as well as their dives. They both had a great time participating on our local swim club's swim and dive teams and we equally enjoyed watching them hone their crafts!
Here you can see some of their dive expertise!
The summer was also full of Swim and dive pep rallys 2 of which were really really fun for the family the first was the July 4th Red White and Blue pep really as you can see here the kids take this very seriously!
Second was the watermelon / pie smashing contest Again lots of fun to be had by all and the kids loved pieing their coaches.
We have also taken a couple of trips to Great Wolf Lodge In Williamsburg VA, the kids could not get enough of the water slides all 3 had to be drug form the water park even at closing time. The kids received a long distance visit from New Zealand, Abby our former aupair and honorary family member came to visit for a week.
Finally, the kids have been really lucky to have a super sitter all summer who has helped them keep up with their school work but also squeeze in some fun between school and swim/dive practice.