Thursday, August 22, 2013

Our Last Summer Getaway

This past Friday thru Monday we were at Sam's Godmother's house. We like to cap off our summers with one final weekend away and it's usually here. Grandma (Cathy) and Joanie were close childhood friends, and this is the first time in 7 years Cathy has been back at Joanie's for a visit. 

We all had a great time, with the pool being the focus of all our fun. I'm really proud of the kids. Anthony was a champ at putting his face and head under water and loved the goggle set we bought him. This was also the first time he ventured out of the shallow! And although it took him being in a little kiddie float, it was a big step for him as he has a fear of the deep. We bought Molly a little life vest and she wasted no time jumping in and swimming around with our help, and then eventually all on her own all over the pool. Even little Timothy enjoyed the pool! 

We did a little shopping as well, stopping at a few stores to get all the kids new school shoes. We also stopped by a few fruit stands and picked up blueberries and blackberries as we will be canning jam soon! It was a relaxing, fun filled couple of days. With summer drawing to a close and the new school year quickly approaching, it's now time to reinforce an earlier bed time and an earlier rise time. We've got to launder and put away all the new school clothing and double check our school materials list to make sure we've got everything. We've got to go grocery shopping and stock up on all our favorite school lunch snacks and get our head in the game for the start of soccer season (coming VERY soon!!) 

I can't believe summer has come and gone as fast as it has. I feel like it was just yesterday it was the middle of June and Mols was gone away at Grandma's in CA and we were picking Anth up from his last day of school. I'm a little sad to watch the carefree days of staying up late and do-nothing-days come to a close, but I am actually very excited to send the kids back to school and get a bit of quiet around here. I've got some project and craft plans coming up that I'm looking forward to working on.

With love,
Mama Hauck

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