Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summering So Hard

What a fun first month of summer we have had... Between swimming and summer camps, we have hit the pavement hard every single day.  
There have been tired kids and parents hitting the beds hard at night.
Although I do admit that we've been slightly over-scheduled, this family just does better with a lot going on and there are so many tempting summer activities in which to partake in the city.
We've started every morning for the last 6 weeks with swim team.
I love the morning routine and exercise, even if I spend the practices and meets keeping little miss OUT of the pool.  I look forward to her being able to join in the pool one year while I put my feet up with a morning coffee and book!
Palmer has improved greatly for his second season and especially loves the dive in for a race.  His coach, Sarah is so sweet and patient with him- we are so fortunate to get such great daily instruction.
Grace loves to cheer on her brother...
Palmer did a week of golf and tennis camp and especially loved golf this year.  Of course, Rick got pretty excited about that news and talked me into a consecutive week of camp where only golf was the focus.  Although I roll my eyes with a smile at my husband, it is fun to hear that Palmer is now getting the ball over the water hazards on the course.
Elle spent the night one evening, so we fully acclimated her with our usual Wednesday night routine...swimming and tennis drills.  The kids were falling asleep in their dinner.  Success!
If it's Monday night and it's summer, it's American Ninja Warrior night!
After several months on a waiting list, Grace finally started a weekly ballet class.  She adores the class and is quick to show anyone and everyone her moves...

A quick visit to the lake.  We visited GG and Pops on Father's Day.

Whew.  That's a wrap on June.

July brings new changes as we start our last major construction project at the house.  We are moving to an apartment for a few months and looking forward to the onsite pool, basketball gym, and nearby walks to Chick Fil-A and a local donut and ice cream shop.

A sneak preview of our new kitchen and laundry room and mudroom...
Rick also recently started a new job and we are very proud of his success and willingness to take a risk in the interest of his family.

And in one month, my sister moves back to Texas! Hallelujah!  August can't come soon enough!

Off to summer cat corralling...


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