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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Not catching up

It's been so long since I've blogged here, I don't even know how to get back into the swing of it. So I'm just going to start.  Not even going to catch up with the stories untold.  Summer in a gist entailed...

Reading, lots of a reading. Inside, during naptime, in the evenings, on the porch, on the trampoline, at the park, with friends. And the end of summer included an ice cream party we hosted as the kids reached their 100 Books reward.

We went to the pool in town a couple times but mostly we played in the baby pool out in the yard, or the sprinkler, or at a friend's house.  

We explored some local trails and activities, but still didn't do nearly all we wanted because July was insanely hot, being about 100 degrees and fully sunny every single day.

We played at the park, a lot, and picnicked at the park, a lot. 

We saw a couple movies, bowled with church family, walked in the county fair parade, and went to a hot air balloon festival. 

And our vacation this year was Mahoney State Park right up by Omaha with Aunt Carri and Uncle Lucas, where we paddle boated, splashed around at the water park, climbed through fun tunnels, and took a drive through a wildlife safari. 

As the end of summer finally cooled down we camped a few nights right out in the yard, falling asleep to the sound of night bugs and howling coyotes.  

Now we're settling back into routine. Eli's in 1st grade, Hannah's in her 2nd year of preschool (MWF), Eli's starting his first year of soccer (for the month of September), AWANA will run throughout the year, and MOPS will start soon.  It's a busy time, it's a fun time, as we all reconnect with friends and create memories all along the way!! More to come...

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