Sunday, July 7, 2013

Slow Down Summer!!

Where is this summer going? We are having lots of wonderful experiences and enjoying ourselves immensely, but my goodness is it going by in a hurry. The first week after school got out Braeden went to baseball camp. He absolutely loved it and learned so much. I was so proud of him because I didn't know how he'd do playing baseball for six hours a day, but he soaked up every minute and finished the week with much improved skills. His coordination has improved a lot over the course of the last year and it's really starting to show in his sports. On Friday night he had his first golf lesson of the summer and he'll be doing basketball camp beginning next week. He's so excited to be doing all of these activities and I love that he's getting some experience in them all and giving everything a try.

Last Wednesday we went to the 4th of July celebration at the Keene Swamp Bats. It's a local college level baseball team that is fun to watch and has lots of fun activities for the kids. My parents and my brother's family have been going to games for a couple of years and took Braeden a couple of times last year. We decided to try taking Maggie and Evan this year for the game and fireworks and they were great. They didn't make it to the fireworks because the game went so long, but Braeden and I did stay and enjoyed the show. We got home at 11:15.. Yikes!

On the 4th we went to two parties; one for lunch and another for dinner. There were pools at both so the kids were thrilled and spent a lot of time in the water. Braeden has always loved swimming and now both Evan and Maggie are also loving the water this year which is great because our whole family can enjoy the pool instead of Roman or I having to watch whoever was refusing to swim last year. We ate lots of great food, played games and loved spending a summer day with friends. The kids played lots of baseball too at the second party. Half of the kids there had been at baseball camp the week before and enjoyed being able to play together again.

This weekend we have been working on getting our house ready for the floors to be redone and the arrival of Lucy. Not two things that should be in the same sentence, but it just happens to be how the timing worked out. She will be mostly on the kitchen floor for a little while so hopefully the finish will be able to set up before too many puppy scratches begin to appear. Today we had a visit from my in-laws and Jason's birthday party. The boys got to play in a pool again! Good thing too because it is HOT here. We have lots of busy plans for this week too which include Maggie turning 2 on Thursday and bringing Lucy home on Friday! How is my baby already 2???

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