This summer was, by far, the craziest one ever! Trying to get our house ready to sell, building a new house, having a visit from my parents, having the boys out of school and home all day, and just having 4 (!) kids in general, including a baby is just insane. I've never been so busy in my entire life. Sometimes just answering phone calls and emails from the realtor, and the mortgage office, and the builder, and a subcontractor, and the builder again, felt like a part time job. So, needless to say, we didn't have a typical summer where we enjoy having no schedule, we can play all day, do art projects, make treats, go swimming, and do whatever we feel like doing on any particular day. But, we did try to make the most of the situation we were in and enjoy the warm weather while it was here as best as we could. Here are a few random pictures from our summer.
Krew "read" a book to this adorable little dog at the library.
We went to the county fair, where Krew got to pet this brand new calf.
Another day at Bay Beach
My four kiddos on a bench
Bart and I took the twins on a date one day before school started. We went to a trampoline park (I'll have to get the pictures off of Bart's phone of that), and while we were there, Bart climbed this rock wall. Then, we went and had sandwiches at Tom and Chee. It was so much fun to hang out with the big boys without having to worry about the little ones.
The boys have a new hobby, probably brought on by the lack of yard to play in the past month. They have taken up folding origami Star Wars characters. They fold them, watch YouTube videos to learn how to fold them, and even create tutorials of their own to post to YouTube. It's been fun watching them get better, work together, and be so excited about something for more than a few days. It didn't take long for Krew to join in the folding fun, and he's even created some video tutorials too (which are as hilarious as you would think they would be!). Of course, we may have consumed a small forest worth of paper the past month and my house is overflowing with these
crumpled folded quarter sheets of paper. Seriously, I think they may be taking over my house!
Origami Darth Maul and Yoda