The lazy days (evenings) of summer are about over…. Tomorrow we go back to school and back to evening homework battles and the stress of school.
There is a lot that has been going on around here that I haven’t blogged about, where is the time?!?
So I am going to try to catch it all up in one post, here goes:
This summer we have been to:
-Wolf Creek camping
-Big Splash Indoor Water Park, French Lick, IN
-Flora Charley Brown Park camping
-Ferne Clyffe camping
-Six Flags, St Louis
-Mattoon Lytle Pool for swimming
-The boys had their first Charger ride
-Rend Lake camping
-Tuscola, Champaign shopping
-Pond swimming several times
-PLUS all the other countless trips and day outings that the grandmas have taken the girls to do this summer!
We had such a good summer, the kids LOVE camping and swimming and I am so glad that they do, because Jason and I love it too. The kids have had their 1 year anniversary at a different sitter. The girls spent 4 days a week there this summer, and I think they completely enjoyed it, never complaining about having to go.
We have more camping trips and maybe a day trip to celebrate Jake’s birthday in the works for this fall, so the fun is not over yet!!
Kyle (Carl) – SO SO ornery…. He is constantly getting into something he shouldn’t be, with a look of determination on his face. He RUNS everywhere he goes, he can’t sit still for more than 3 seconds and he has a very large obsession with THOMAS the TRAIN! He is still in speech therapy and we are hearing more words, but he’s got a ways to go. Jake was the same way, he was in speech a good 8 months before everything clicked and he took off talking. He thinks he is ready to be out of the crib, but has proven the last few nights that he still needs to be caged….we do let him roam the room for a few minutes before putting him in now, which seems to satisfy him.
Jacob (Jake) – The other day he informed Jason that his name was not Jacob LEE Thoele, it is Jacob Wii Thoele….. Seriously this kid has an addiction to Mario Kart and nick Jr on the ipod. He will be starting school in a few weeks (2 days a week) and he can’t wait. Since he is 3 now he is allowed to jump off of the dock at home and swim, and boy does he love that too. He is the first one in – hollering CANNON BALL – as he runs off the end and always the last one out, being pulled out unwillingly by me or Jason. He has taken to sleeping on the floor of his room instead of his bed, for whatever reason he sleeps much better, so I don’t question it and just go with it. He cracks us up daily with his comments and observations on life.
Katie – Katie started piano lessons this summer. She is picking it up and I think she really likes it. She is nervous about school starting, but my fingers are crossed that this year she will open up at least a little bit with her classmates.
Abby – Abby is maturing so much…. It blows my mind that I am starting to see little snips of time when she totally acts like a mature person! She loves her brothers, fights to the death with her sister and loves to talk! She tells many, very detailed stories on a regular basis!
Wish us luck with the upcoming school year, and we wish the same to you!!