Jane took a tumbling class this summer at our local rec center and finished out the session shortly after school began.
The first day she seemed tired and uninterested. I thought maybe she was just being stubborn. Halfway through the class she came and just laid with me. On the way home I realized she wasn’t feeling well and she threw up all over my car. So…not a great start.
Every class after that was a hit, however! She loved it and so looked forward to her “somersault” class.
Turns out that one of the children in Jane’s session was the nephew of an old friend from high school. I’ve known Mitra forever but hadn’t seen her in ten plus years. It was great and uplifting to talk with her, and what a random coincidence to meet her there while she was in town visiting from Hong Kong!
They held an “award ceremony” for the children on the last day and each child got a medal. Jane was so proud. I just love this little girl and I am glad she was able to enjoy a fun activity that was just for her.
Hard to believe how fast this summer came and went. Luckily, we all love school around here.
The night before school started we attended the new school year open house. We toured Megan’s new classroom and met Megan’s new teachers. Megan was so excited and was thrilled that her best friend Karen was also in her class.
Before bed that evening, Megan asked her daddy to give her a back-to-school blessing. We have a feeling this is going to be a big year for Megan. She is transitioning from little girl to little lady. We hope that she will remember to pray often throughout the day and remember that the holy ghost is there for her always.
The first day of school dawned bright and beautiful. There was anxiety all around, but Megan did great. I sure miss this little lady during the day but I am so proud of her and know she is in the right place. It’s with much anxiety that I send her off each morning and I wait with bated breath to hear how her day went each afternoon.
Megan wasn’t the only one in the family back to school this August. Here’s to hoping this is the year Adam FINALLY graduates!!
And let’s not forget Janie Bug! She started a statewide preschool this year called “Waterford.” Three days a week she attends “preschool” in a computer lab with other little preschoolers. She LOVES it and she is doing GREAT! If we stay in Utah then she will qualify for two years of this program before she starts Kindergarten.
I’m so proud of my little scholars! Here’s to a great school year!!
The library was another hot spot for us this summer. We have a great library. All the children love when we go.
Of course there were lots of park trips this summer too. We tried to hit several parks we hadn’t been to before.
Adam’s cousin owns “Animal Riders” at the Provo Towne Center Mall. We hit it up a few times this summer and all the kids (and mom and dad too) loved it.
We also hit up the Life Science Museum a few times. It’s always a fan favorite.
I think this finally catches me up on random summer pictures and summer activities (YAY!!!) We had so much fun this summer! Wonderful, lazy, exhausting fun!
A lot of our friends around here in Provo like to go to the “Sandy Beaches” of Utah Lake. We had never gone to the Sandy Beaches or to Utah Lake so as summer was quickly drawing to a close we decided to give it a try. We got conflicting directions on where to go, and we didn’t make it to the sandy beaches, but we did make it to Utah Lake. It was kind of muddy and murky but we threw caution to the wind and EVERYONE had a great time.
We all got a good scrub down when we got home, and the children had such a good time and were super satisfied with the simplicity of it all. We’ll have to try to find the popular “Sandy Beaches” next year.
Anytime we had summer rain, you could find my children out right in the thick of it. We had so much fun this summer running through rain and jumping in puddles.
When the sun was shining and the weather was hot we could also be found out in the yard; this time with the kiddie pool and slip’n slide or searching for creepy crawly things or entertaining friends or picking fruits and veggies from the garden or just enjoying a cold treat. There is nothing like lazy summer days.