When I came back from Kentucky, we seemed to have settled into a nice flow of being busy, then relaxing, then busy again, then relaxing again. It's tough to keep balance between wanting to be out and active, and not wanting to be too scheduled. I think this summer we have really hit our stride with an activity that all three have been enjoying. But first...Daniel lost his very first tooth one night a few weeks ago. I'm so thankful that Keith works really hard to include me in things when I can't be home. This time I was at work and got a text from him with the picture below and a message to alert the tooth fairy.
We are trying a new activity this summer. The kids are all swimming at the community pool down the street from our house. They are on the Altamonte Springs Stingrays swim team.
When Joshua returned from camp, he fit right in on the swim team. He's one of the fastest in his age group, likely because he's such a fish at home in the pool. He listens well to his coaches.
While Joshua was away at camp, Megan got invited to a friend's birthday party at the roller skating rink. She had never roller skated before and really, really, really wanted to go. We had missed another birthday party recently because of scheduling issues (again, just trying to scale back a bit from being too scheduled), so Keith loaded up Daniel and Megan and off they went. Keith rented skates for himself and Daniel and they had fun while waiting for the party to wrap up.
Meanwhile, up at Camp Kulaqua, Joshua had CHORES to do! I love it! I thought it was so funny that he couldn't wait to tell me that he helped keep his cabin clean. I'm not sure how all the details come together, but I know he made Honor Cabin and his group made pillow cases.
I had to work on Father's Day, so we celebrated the day before. Keith and I cleaned up the pool deck area (there were awful winds and rains the day before) and we grilled and hung out with the kids.
Megan in the shirt I brought her back from my trip to Frontier Nursing University.
It rained, and rained, and rained for what felt like a week (give or take a few sunny moments), because of a storm off the coast of Florida.
We busied ourselves during the rain with reading, movies and naps.
Joshua, showing off his new shirt from camp.
Daddy and Megan watching a movie. Last week's movie night movie was Despicable Me, which was funny and adorable. This week we watched We Bought a Zoo which was darling, but if I recall correctly had a couple of bad words in it.
Keith's birthday was the Saturday after Father's Day. Poor guy, all of his holidays fall in the same week. We invited the Figueroa's over for some grilling and some swimming. Of course, it rained almost all day and I was getting a little worried, then some sunshine started poking through.
Daniel and I played with the tanagrams.
I'm not sure how I managed to cut Keith out of this picture. This is what we do a couple of evenings a week...it is so fun. Every once in a while, our neighbors will join us. There's nothing like an after dinner swim and a fire pit.
Megan and I took a late-night trip up to Night Light Pediatrics because she had a huge weeping bump on the back of her leg. While it was actively weeping, I wanted a culture and she was feeling a little warm with a low grade fever, so after the wonderful doctor there made a few phone calls, Megan ended up with two shots, and a prescription for antibiotics. It turns out her wound isn't growing anything too terribly bad, and we still aren't sure what caused it. It was gross and huge (as big as my thumb), and we kept her home for the most part while it was healing. It is practically all back to normal now.
Megan and her sad pouty lip. Yep, that's pizza on a paper plate...you guessed it, I'm working.