Weekly Happenings: This was the first full week of summer vacation for Joseph. We didn’t do a whole lot, but what we did do was really fun. We went to story time at the library for Abigail (Joseph brought along his tablet since the subject matter was a little young for him), Joseph tagged along with a friend to see the second Lego movie (during the summer the theater by us does free movies for kids during certain show times), and we got to go swimming with friends at the pool in one of their neighborhoods. We stayed for close to three hours and neither kid was ready to go when it was time.
The Weekly Weather: It’s been typical June weather: warm, humid, overcast for a few days, sunny for others. I don’t remember if it rained at all…I think it might have? If it did, I don’t remember, haha.
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been busy at work and at home as well. Today, he spent the majority of the day setting up our back yard pool. He used some wood that was left over from Joseph’s old fort to piece together a mini deck for around part of the pool so that there’s a place to get in and out without dragging in too many little pieces of wood chips. We have a corner of the yard that is squared off with wood chips, which is where Paul sets up the pool every year. In the past he’s put down a tarp before setting up the pool (so the wood chips don’t poke through the bottom of the pool), but this year he opted to put cardboard down instead. It’s thicker than the tarps, so I think it’ll be a better option.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: I haven’t done much out of the ordinary. I’ve mainly kept the kids happy, taught piano, and the like.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s been enjoying his increased down time. He also finished the first book in the Harry Potter series. He’s going to be eight in less than three months and I’m trying to figure out where the time has gone.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been expanding her vocabulary (sometimes letting loose sentences that have four or five words) and her imagination. One cute thing she did was she took her heart magnet (from her Magna Doodle) and ran up to Paul while saying, “Doctor, doctor!” She then held the magnet up to his chest like a stethoscope. He was quick to catch on and made a heart beat sound. She was delighted! She then had to check me and Joseph as well. When we went swimming, she found out real quick that she will, in fact, go under the water. I had put on her puddle jumper (thank goodness), sunscreened her up, and then we were headed to the pool area. The entrance to the pool was very gradual but then had several steps that went down. Abigail took off down the slope, but missed the steps, so she ended up falling, flailing her arms, and getting dunked once before I got caught up (thankfully I was only two or three steps behind her) and pulled her up. She didn’t inhale any water, but was a little shook. After that, she was happy to be in the pool if I was holding her or if she could hang out in the splash area which only had about four inches of water. She also liked the mini fountains that were in one part of the pool area.
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