Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The summer so far

Just so another Wordless Wednesday doesn't come before any actual words...

and just in case you thought that I've been keeping the kids cooped up all summer while I paint...

I thought I'd let you know what we've been up to...other than painting! (which is done once the kids are sleeping!)

We have really been loving the new neighborhood! We are much closer to some great friends...

...and we've met lots of new friends too! The kindness of neighbors has been ridiculous! Some new, wonderful friends have really helped ease the stress of the move by having playdates with the kids! A huge relief!

The kids are definitely loving being able to ride their scooters to the park (and friends' houses) and going for bike rides. We've started going for evening walks again. Something we used to do everynight...years ago.

Really, it's been great.

We've found our new favorite picnic spot.

and beach!

we loved it so much we had to go back with swim suits!

They had so much fun in the water...

and the sand....

until they discovered the tadpoles!

and the frogs!

Then of course there was the Jonas Brothers concert!

Caroline was totatly into it!

Jack, not so much!

um, yeah. he pretty much slept through it!

And, you can't have summer without a visit to Bay Beach with the most fabulous cousins around!

Caroline's first ride on the SCAT!!!

Crazy Sam on the swings! (seriously, this is one you MUST click on the picture to see the look on his little face!

Yes, our days are busy!

Caroline and Jack are in Jr.golf! Which is seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen! And swim classes started this week, for all four of the kids!

So, we're settling in quite nicely! Boxes are getting put away. Rooms are getting painted. The kids are having fun! Mission accomplished!

Oh, and by the way, I heard through the grapevine that we now hold the #1 spot on the "unofficial waiting families list"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Right. So that means between all of this craziness, every second, I am alternating feeling nauseous, drifting into space and completely breaking into tears.



Kari said...

I am completely jealous of how close you are to some fabulous neighbors! But, it looks like you are having a crazy, busy but really fun summer. Looks lovely at the beach.

And, about the #1 spot...come on already!!! Can't wait to hear good news for you guys.

Paschke said...

WOW!!! Your summer has been jam packed but sounds like so much fun too! Can I come be a part of your family?!


Sarah :) said...

Hey, Jess! I have been thinking of you each day as I check the forum for news of your referral. I know that you are sooooo close! :) And I also see that you moved to the city? Is that right? That means that you're closer to ME, too! :) We're in CO this summer, but we'll be back mid-August. I look forward to seeing you again sometime!