What can I say? We've been busy. Really busy. In a good way (finally!) Summers seem to be the time when we have so much less scheduled (preschool, MOPS, etc.) but are rarely actually home. Or at least not inside. Tupper Lake deserves a full post--or a few of them. The rest of our summer has been, well, summer. Lots of time at the beach, the park, playing in the kiddie pool in the backyard, watering flowers, jumping on the trampoline, meeting neighbors, playing soccer. As usual, I am LOVING summer and all it has to offer!
The kids are loving summer, too. Tate wakes up, runs downstairs and immediately stands at the back door yelling "Out, out!" He loves swinging, climbing the rock wall and ladder (all by himself!) and sliding, splashing in the ridiculously small kiddie pool, and playing "chase" on the trampoline. He is talking a little more and continuing to be an early riser (though it's more like 6 and less like 5). Rowan also loves being outside. She can finally ride her tricycle (yes, we've been working on that for a while) at least relatively well on her own, loves watering flowers, jumping on the trampoline and doing anything with her friends. And she's still obsessed with the presidents. Some days are great. Some are pretty terrible (I have to remember she's three). She and Tate generally get along.
Dinners have recently consisted of grilling out here and there, grabbing some sort of leftover or cereal, then eating a popsicle on the back deck or biking to Houseman's for ice cream. Yes, we have some stressful things we're dealing with, but we're doing our best to just push them aside, at least for a while and enjoy this perfect season of summer.