I was dreading summer because all the kids! home all day! with no classes or camps! But we are a week in, and it's been awesome.
The big boys are outside about 6 hours a day.
We start every morning with swim lessons and hit the pool again after nap. Harry has baseball 2 nights a week (Ben coaches the team), and the other nights, I take the kids to the baseball field at school so we can practice batting and catching. Jack starts tee ball on Saturdays (Ben coaches), and Harry starts a Broadway theater class.
We've been taking a family walk (babies in the double, big boys on their bikes) every morning to exercise, and Ben and I end every night with a movie on the couch or a fire in the back yard.
Did I mention both of us are home all day? Because I could not be having this much fun if I were on my own with everyone all day. Holy shit.
Ben teaches one day a week, and I was LIVING for the moment he got home (at 3:30, BTW, so it's not like even a whole alone day). The kids and I had been in the backyard since Cooper woke up from nap, and we played SO MANY GAMES. But even that is a lovely problem to have, right?
Today we sign up for the summer library reading program (if Harry can tear himself away from reading books on his birthday iPad-- I know how he feels-- my summer reading has taken a nosedive since I decided to stop spending $50 a week on iBooks) and I need to send an email. THOSE ARE ALL OF MY PLANS.
Viva la summer!
|He kind of looks like Bernie from Weekend at Bernie's|
|At lunch before Harry's 7 year check up, which was totally perfunctory, exactly how I hope doctors appointments are for the rest of his life.|
|Nursing. Babies are awesome, especially this one.|