We’ve fully entered summer vacation mode. Lazy days, playing in the back yard (when it’s not too hot), and chilling in the house (thank goodness for AC). I’ve managed to switch my piano students to mornings for the summer, so that it leaves the rest of the day to do things. It’s nice not having students right before I need to start making dinner. We’ve also jumped in with both feet getting Abigail transitioned from Pull-ups to regular underwear. It’s not been as bad as I was anticipating, so I think she’s more ready than she was the last time we tried. I still put her in a Pull-up for when we leave the house to go somewhere and for overnight, but we’re definitely making progress! Paul has been super busy at work and has also been busy building a new little free library for the neighborhood park (people in the neighborhood have donated materials, and a guy from the neighborhood offered to help him with some of it, so that was nice). Monday was quite an adventurous day. I loaded the kids into the car to go to the grocery store and then started the car. It struggled turning over, but it started. I thought it was a little weird, so I went to the gas station to fill up and get a car wash (which was an adventure in itself because the car wash wasn’t working…which I didn’t figure out until after I purchased the car wash at the pump…luckily, I was able to go the next day and still use the same code). The car struggled again to start up, so I decided to go to Walmart instead of H-E-B and have them look at the battery. Sure enough…it needed replacing. Luckily, it was still under warranty, so it didn’t cost anything. After we got the battery replaced, we were off to H-E-B for our groceries. Whew!
This week was the first full week of summer vacation. We’ve played, we’ve slept, we’ve lazed around the place (it’s been rather warm and the mosquitoes have been crazy)…it’s been nice! One funny story: Abigail was telling me about when we went to the park and she said, “But before we went, you had us put on bug scream and sun scream.” It took her repeating what she said three or four times before I realized she was talking about sunscreen and bug repellent. 😀
I mentioned in my last post that Abigail was sick. Well…it took three full days before she was even able to keep anything (even water) down. Luckily, she turned the corner and has recovered. It was pretty dicey there for a bit. We were on the verge of taking her in to see if she needed an IV to keep her from getting too dehydrated. In other news, we had a restful Memorial Day at home (that was the third day of Abigail’s illness), and Joseph finished his last three days of school. We had some rain, which is always nice, but it has since dried up, which is nice, too. Yesterday, Paul took the day off yesterday (which was Joseph’s first official day of summer vacation) and we went to the zoo. The weather was perfect! Today, we took park in a community clean-up day where we helped to clean up our street and did some clean-up at the park, too.