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Summer of Sanity - The Closing of 2016





Holy moly did this summer go by fast! Maybe it's the fact that I was back to work the first week of August.  Gone are the good ol' days of seeing double digits in the month before heading back. Thanks mandatory testing schedules, not!

Let's see where we ended up...well I can say that I wanted to get a lot more done this summer and follow a little bit more structure, but who am I kidding?

June was insane.  The boys both attended camp for the week all day while I hung out with Cora and enjoyed being outdoors and having only 1 child.  The next couple of weeks were rounded out with baseball ending (whew, that was a rough t-ball season) and family visits.

The pool we bought was the best money I ever spent.  We used it a lot, and I can't even begin to tell you how much nicer it is to go into our backyard versus lugging three kids to a community pool for a few hours. Unfortunately upon installation, I messed up and ripped the bottom, completely my fault, and while it held the patch for the summer, it will need to be replaced next summer.  I highly recommend it and it was perfect for my kids ages.  Our vacation pool and other friends with pools filled in the gaps when they wanted more rigorous swimming.

We ended the month of June with an amazing vacation to Anna Maria, Florida and dare I say, I think I'd be perfectly happy going there every summer.  It was incredible and so laid back.  The Gulf was a nice change from our normal Atlantic visit in SC.  We also decided to just add on setting money on fire and spent two days at Disney.  It was hotter than hot, but it was still fun and great to see the kids enjoy themselves.  I love being a kid myself.  It did solidify that we need to visit for more than two days in the future.  Time to start saving for it again. $$$.

I did keep up with some enrichment for the boys. They each had their own binder and completed their summer journals.  I saw improvement from last year, which is all I wanted.  They enjoyed doing the worksheets too once they got warmed up.




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