Monday was the Fourth of July, which meant a lazy day followed by some fireworks fun. We skipped the sparklers this year and opted for poppers (both kids like to see them spark) and some fun fountains. Paul also got these ones where little tissue paper parachutes floated down after the fireworks went off. While Abigail was a smidge disappointed they didn’t have teeny plastic paratroopers attached, she did like running down the street to collect them. We’ve been soaking in the summer vibes, but will probably slowly start cycling a routine back in so that it isn’t a seriously rude awakening in August. July is definitely our down month. Once August hits, the kids have swim lessons, Joseph has band camp, I have some trainings I need to get done (I’ll probably try to get the online ones done this month, to be honest), and then before we know it, August 28th will be here. Then we all know what happens once school starts…the holidays come screeching in and it gets craaaaazy.