This Summer

This summer Christian played coach pitch baseball during June. It took up many of our evenings during the week. It was fun, but it was also fun to be done. Porter and Warrick made friends with a family that has kids about the same ages as mine so that kept them happy during the games.

Christian also participated in a summer program called Invention Convention. This was held everyday for two weeks. He loved the challenge and learned a lot. It is basically summer school for kids who like to learn. They did a lot of hands-on work and experiments. (Oh, how I wish all school could be so engaging.) He really liked that.

I put Porter in a summer preschool program that was supposed to last 4 weeks, but after week one he was done and it wasn't worth the fight so we stopped doing that. We now have him in swimming lessons. That is going well. His teacher is the assistant high school swim coach at Cedar High School.

Warrick has found several new best friends. He hangs out at the neighbor's house. The neighbors have older kids, but love to have Warrick come over and play. He seems to be the most popular kid on the block and I'll often go out and see someone giving him a ride in a wagon or I even looked out to see him helping the 15 year old mow the lawn.

I have found two great babysitters!!!!!!! Up until this point I have had a hard time with this. I have never found someone that I felt comfortable leaving my boys with. Now we have two. One lives across the street and one is right next door. This is a blessing and a whole new world has opened up to us. Glenn and I actually get to go on dates and relax because we know our kids are having a great time.

Glenn is preparing for a big hike this weekend. He finds that stuff really fun. We hake as a family and he even took Christian on a 9 hour hike last weekend. They both had fun, but were very tired in the end. I took the other three boys up the trail to meet them at the end of their long day.

I like to cook, but that has been one of the things to go at this season in my life. We have a Stouffer's outlet nearby and they help out with a lot of our meals. I feel more busy than I ever have and something has to go and I finally decided cooking from scratch and being creative that way is what went out the window.

We continue to slowly unpack boxes. It is a bit overwhelming at times, but baby-steps to the finish line.

I went school shopping today for Christian and Porter. That was fun.

Stafford seems to be teething. That is not fun.

It is my dad's birthday this weekend. That should be fun.


Erin said…
What a fun summer! Swim lessons and baseball?... it doesn't get much more summer than that!!

We should all get together for a BBQ!

Patrick is already counting down to football season. Something about BYU football makes my husband an extra happy man! Tell Glenn we look forward to seeing him there.
The Goulds said…
Wow & I thought our family was busy! It's so great to be able to keep up with your family. Hopefully we will visit Utah soon & stop to say hello.
Jen said…
Wow you guys have really been busy. We just finished up our swimming lessons, and I'm so relieved. 2 back to back sessions was a bit much.

Don't feel bad about not cooking. It's hard for me to cook too. The worst is thinking of ideas of what to make, so we got into a bad habit of eating out all the time. I'm trying to do better.
Julie said…
Please teach me about scrapbooking on the computer.

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