Happy Friday, y’all!
It’s been a super busy summer for me. And in like, the weirdest ways possible. Last spring, before Boo’s pre-k ended, I was debating whether I should sign him up for camp or not. I opted to keep him home, thinking that we would be really busy — taking swimming and tennis lessons similar these Swim Lessons in Brampton, going to the zoo, the playground, swimming!, and the sprayground. Lo and behold, almost none of that happened. Yet we were so busy it was sufficiently exhausting. Here’s what we did this summer instead:
1. Went to the zoo (1x), the playground (2x), swimming (2x), and the sprayground (1x).
The first half of the summer, when I was planning on taking the kids to swimming lessons, it was cold and rainy. We could barely play outside. When it did finally warm up, we had to pack all of our activities into a few short weeks, which made for some pretty hectic and long days.
2. Endured countless house showings.
Our house was on the market for a couple months. But every time we had a showing, we stopped what we were doing, cleaned, and high tailed it out. It was kind of exhausting. And that’s putting it mildly. I’m happy to be done with that.
2. Safety Town.
Finally — two weeks of “camp” for Boo. He loved it! And he learned so much. It was mostly stuff he already knew, but having the police officers as teachers really helped drill some of it in.
3. Had my dad visit for a month!
My dad comes for an annual visit. It’s always a ton of fun having him stay with us. The kids just adore him, and I miss him a lot during the year so it’s nice to see him for a longer stretch than an average trip.
4. Sold our house, bought a new one, and MOVED!
SOLD! Finally! Woo hoo! And then the heat was on to find a new one! It took us about a week of hemming and hawing to decide where we were going to go. Options over the last two years have included ATL, Charlotte, Denver, PHX, and Indy. My husband loves his job, so we opted to stay in the Cleve for a while. And, as you know, we just moved. I still have boxes everywhere. Nothing is put away. I’m exhausted.
5. Ran a half marathon.
I’m not counting running a marathon here because it was technically spring. But I did just run a half marathon, immediately after moving. So that’s gotta count for something! And I didn’t do that bad, either!
6. Boo started kindergarten
And just for good measure, I’m gonna add that my baby Boo started kindergarten this week. After this long, crazy, exhausting summer — he’s finally in his element. He’s always been so independent, and so ready to leave the nest (he’s only 5!!) that he’s basically been waiting for kindergarten since May. I’m so happy he’s happy. I just hope he makes friends, doesn’t get made fun of (he’s got the craziest sense of style), and learns a lot.
So that’s my summer in a nutshell, folks!
Tell me 3 things YOU did this summer!