It was short. Not the hot weather, it's still here, but summer vacation. The few weeks we have to fit in scout camps & girls camps & basketball camps & youth conferences & swim team & family vacations & family reunions & EFY's & then have bumloads of "free" time to get bored out of our skulls while living in our swimsuits. It gets shorter every year. And by the time you fit everything in that just must be a part of summer vacation, there's no time left for the chilling out part, the getting bored part. I miss the getting bored part.
So it was short, but sweet, nevertheless.
Here's a summary of our summer of 2011..........
My beloved garden that I finally planted in the spring.....
.....which I then neglected in May & June, then was dead by the end of July.
Maybe I should use those tomato cages next year. Duh!
School ended and the Trek began a couple days later.
Right after that, I was able to go relax up in Deer Valley, Utah with my Mom & sisters & SIL's for a few days.
Man, I really needed that!
Then came Scout camp & basketball camps & swim lessons, then Coronado for the Fourth.
In between went like this......
Plants vs. Zombies
Caroline learned how to climb the stairs.
Then she learned how to play baby games on my iPhone (Happy Babies app is awesome!)
staying in our jammies all day
The playroom looked like this. Or worse.
Caroline looked like this in the mornings. So excited to play with her brothers.
scrumptious baby in a swimsuit
who's a total chicken about getting in the pool
not a fan
She just wants to steal shoes.
I looove how her hair gets curly when it's wet. Can't get enough of it.
Oh, and Marlee would look like this alot.....
Trying to make up for sleep she didn't get the night before.
the Big Island of Hawaii.
For two weeks!
And did things like this.....
And hung out in cool places like this.....
And did some of this.....
It was epic.
It was a trip of a lifetime.
And I have a bazillion photos to show for it! Bit by bit. Baby steps. That will be my strategy.
So we got home from our Hawaiian adventure just in time for Meet-the-Teacher nights & frantic back-to-school shopping. A bit rough on the re-entry to real life.
And here we are. September already. I need to get going on Halloween!