Sorry, blog for all the recent ignoring.
It’s very, very hard to believe that we are gearing up for school already. Here we are getting our school supplies all sorted. We have orientations coming up, are eagerly waiting to meet the kids’ new teachers and the excitement is growing to start soon!
What a great and full summer it’s been! So much to catch up on here! Let’s start with Grandparent week and Only Kid week. The girls went off to spend time in Delaware, followed by Virginia while we hung out with Si at home.
From Claire, highlights of her time in Delaware included:
swimming in Grandpa Schrock’s pool
weeding the garden
walking Penny (the donkey) with Grandpa
helping Grandma make bread and butter pickles
GMC Bible School
beach day with cousins
Highlights of time in Virginia:
jumping on the trampoline
lawn jam at OCP
making monkey bread with Grandmom
going to Book Fair with Grandaddy
playing in the hose with cousins
visiting Aunt Anita and playing in the creek
tacos/games/slip-n-slide with Dietrich and Abby (and new skits!)
Thai food in teepee
playing with Soren
Tom and I missed the girls during their week and a half away, but we also really enjoyed our time with just Silas. He’s never been an only child, so this was his chance. I realized how easy it is to spoil an only child! I was always wanting to give him treats and fun times because the girls weren’t around to play with him! He did have a “sibling” for a few days while we dogsat for my friend Carmal’s dog, Milo. So that was fun. Highlights were a trip to the zoo, UNO tournament (Si won), Milo time, COSI, and going to see Kenyan acrobats down by the river…