Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Fun

I told myself I was going to keep this thing up to date and now almost a month has gone by! The whole summer seems to be flying by us. So, while the boys are watching a movie I thought I could get in a quick update before summer's completely gone.

I've been working about 20 hours a week, which is a continuation of my regular work schedule plus I picked up a few extra hours. I often wish this time of the year that I worked for the schools and could have the summers off, but it all balances out in the end I guess. So, we've been finding ways for the boys to be cared for this summer. They have gone to two weeks of gymnastics camp at Fun and Fit Gymnastics and will be going again this week. Good exercise, some arts and crafts, and a little down time at the end with part of a movie. They went last summer too and Kevin complained because he was the oldest one there. This summer he doesn't seem to care that he's the oldest and has learned to do a front and back flip into their big foam pit.

Kevin also spent a week at cub scout day camp. It was nice because four of his friends from scouts were there also and he got to earn a lot of belt loops and pins for this next year. Zach was going to go also but he needed a parent with him all week and unfortunately I wasn't able to do that. Maybe next year.

We took a quick weekend trip to Mammoth where we were able to have my parents, Graham, Tina, and Lauren meet us and have a short night together. I managed to get the boys to go for a hike, with a promise of seeing Toy Story 3 afterwards!

We stayed in town for the 4th of July this year and the boys were in the parade with cub scouts. I got to be in it too! Garrett ran his first 5k in about 20 years that morning too. We got to cheer him on as the runners went right down our street. I'm trying to convince him to do a half with me, but he's not going for it!

We just had my mom and Lauren come for the week. Kevin and Zach cannot get enough of Lauren and thankfully she is patient and plays with them. My mom is a worker bee and finds chores to do around the yard and house, which is always greatly appreciated. We had a fun night of s'mores around the fire and Kevin started us all on storytelling around the circle. We took Lauren to Universal Studios on Friday and had fun showing her bits of the L.A. world.

I'm really looking forward to next Saturday as we head to New Hampshire for a week on Lake Winnipesaukee. I feel like that will be my whole summer in one week. Well that, followed by the big Whitney hike again. I managed to make it to the top of Mt. Baldy again last weekend and feel excited about Whitney. We will be missing two of our team, Susan and Dennis, though.


Let Freedom Ring said...

Wow, sounds like you have had a FULL summer already. Lot's of fun thing's going on. We loved the float and the pictures from the Fourth of July parade...........good job on the float gang. I know you all will have a great time at the lake. I wonder if Kev and Zach will jump off the posts at the mail dock this year. I know Logan and Linnea are looking forward to connecting with the boy's again. There will also be some new friends for them to meet as my cousins, childrens,children are coming for the family reunion on Sunday. Have a blast!

love ya all,

Susan, Dennis & Namie

P.S. We would love to have the boy's come down for a couple of days before they go back to school if it works out.

Let Freedom Ring said...

P.S. We will miss you all and the climb to the top of Whitney more than you will ever know. Love ya

Paula said...

So happy to see a post with pictures and loved seeing the Fourth of July video of the boys! We are looking forward to seeing them soon! Love to all!

Pauly said...

Where's the video og Garrett running?

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Grandma Dee said...

Wow, what a fun summer in a nutshell! So glad you could use the Mammoth home. Loved the "4th" video. Nice float! We had a great time at the Lake, didn't we?
Grandma Dee