I have really enjoyed this summer -- the one we decided to do almost nothing. We have spent a lot of time at home -- kids playing outside and reading. We have gone to the pool and our local amusement park several times, out for ice cream and had a family video night -- one where I actually talked my older kids into coming over and watching our old family videos. I feel like I have been able to spend more time reading to the kids and just talking to them, without having to rush around. I am not sure if my daughter that suggested we do nothing this summer will feel the same way next summer, but I for one have really enjoyed the slower pace. I am rather sad for summer to end -- even though I do love fall.
In three weeks we will start back to school. Sarah and Caroline are very excited about school as they have new backpacks. We do home school so they don't really wear the backpacks out anywhere but keep all of their school books in them so they will stay together. I am finishing up plans and getting last minute books so we will have everything we need to start -- I feel like I need more time.
I bought a set of tiny fairies for Bethany and she has played and played with them outside under the trees.
My granddaughter, Reagan, came to visit weekly this summer. Last week when she came she sat in the high chair and watched Sarah and Jordan make brownies.
Bella and Sophia enjoy their pool -- well, Bella does when Sophia is not pulling her hair.