Summer 2014 Part 2
Lets leave where I left off, summer has been great, but also has had a lot of this:
One of my kids is really good and leaving passive aggressive notes under my door. And one is really great and climbing on things and screaming until someone gets her down.
Summer has been full of reading. There have been many trips to the bookstore. My girls are both really into a certain series. Abby is finishing up the last book of The Sisters Grimm and there have been tears about it ending. She already has it planned when she will start to re-read them again. If a movie was to come out based on these books, we would be at the first showing. Cameron picked a series that has a billion books in it, it is never ending, so she will not know this sadness yet!
There were many summer playdates with friends but also days filled with playing with sisters. That I think is when I am the happiest as a mom, when my girls have days where they get along so well. They happen a lot, but sadly not every day.
Summer is the busiest time for Tyler and his business. So it is not the time to do a vacation so we do summer camps. We always do one at the Natural History Museum of Utah. This was Abby’s 5th year of attending those, always a favorite. This year we tried 3 other new ones; a Farm Camp at Peterson’s Farm, a claymation camp at SpyHop, and a Club U camp at the University of Utah. Feel free to email me with questions about camps, I will give you good notes and opinions. But my girls had a ball.
During camp the babies (I guess I can’t say babies anymore, maybe the littles?) and I had fun on the town. Hikes, Build a Bear for the first time, back to school shopping, bakeries, museums, and parks. We had so much fun and really missed naptimes. Shae felt special receiving her potty trained box from grandma. She carries that thing around with her all day.
Personally my favorite days of summer this year were the rainy ones. They reminded me of the rainy season in Costa Rica. It made me just move slower and relax. Best of all, we always went out to splash in the puddles when they were done. Or if you were Reagan you ran around outside naked with one shoe in the rain. I HAVE GIVEN UP PEOPLE, SHE CAN DO WHAT SHE WANTS.