It’s the middle of the summer and life is a whirlwind right now (for reasons I just can’t explain yet). But I’m glad that the monsoon season has made its appearance and seems like it will be here through the week. It’s my favorite time of year but only one we’ve had an insect exterminator round. I love summer rains…
Admittedly we haven’t had much pool time…haven’t traveled anywhere except for Phoenix and don’t plan on a big family vacation like we’ve done the last couple of years. Something bigger has fallen into our laps that I’ll blog about soon enough but I do have to sing some praise here. I usually limit talking about my faith on my blog, but I have to say God is Good. We’ll leave it at that for now. 😉
Right now I’m trying to figure out how to schedule our days. I’m a girl who loves a schedule. I like to know what I’m doing from one minute to the next and I love having structure around my kids. They behave so much better when we have some structure, so I’m trying to fit in some summer home schooling for an hour or so each day, just to keep JJ’s head fresh with what he learned in first grade and to help Braidy on his way to starting Kindergarten next year. We have a couple of days a week where we go to a play group or our beloved “Concerts in the park”, where I get to pack a picnic dinner and enjoy wonderful local music and join my other mom group friends and their families. It’s a great way to spend summer evenings.
Structurally though, JJ still has weekly piano lessons, which I’m happy about. He is doing really well in piano minus his occasional bout of sillies which seems to happen right around the time he has piano lessons. I guess that could also just be seven for ya? He does tend to be hyper active and slightly distracted during lessons, which can make lessons a little difficult for his teacher. The one thing different this summer is the lack of swim lessons. I just didn’t think about, but I might add them in for Braidy come August. We’ll just have to see what the rest of the summer holds and how the start of another school year begins.
How have you kept your kiddos entertained over the summer months?
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