Alyssa and Jackson enjoyed their time at camp, while Matthew relished being an only child.
|This was the first day we were back together-- 24 days in to summer!|
Then, we enjoyed spending time with family in Chicago and Michigan.
|A highlight of year-- a week with family in Michigan.|
|The kids are road trip rock stars-- most of the time!|
We celebrated Jackson's 9th birthday when we returned.
|I can't believe he's 9. This year, he's become much more mature, but he still loves Legos, pranks, Star Wars, and Harry Potter.|
In between, we have been fitting in as many appointments as possible...
|Matthew has had appointments with urology to check on his solitary kidney (all is well) and with the neurologist (details tbd).|
|Dentist, orthodontist, dermatologist, oh my!|
|The kids have become extremely proficient at waiting.|
...with a little fun thrown in here and there.
|S'moreos (S'mores made of Oreos- Yum!)|
|And lots of reading and library books|
Thinking about the 5+ weeks left of summer, I am hoping for a little more downtime, maybe even to hear "I'm bored". We could use a little boredom -- it helps us get excited about going back to school.