Wouldn't you know it- I finally feel motivated to update all of the summer festivities, and my phone is acting up and won't connect to my PC so I can get the pics.
In a nutshell...
Busy summer! Dollface and the blonde army moved back up here from AZ, and are staying with us currently. It's had it's moments, of course- but it feels really good to have them back up here. I've missed my friend, and the kids. Jaysen loves having the baby around (he's 8 months), and Rylan finally has a rough-n-tumble playmate with T-rex. Ky has been an amazing help to me as well. I finally have "my girl"! Hahaha.
Jaysen has been going to the same summer program as he did last year. Very unstructured, but he prefers that freedom to the super fast paced tempo of a traditional day camp. I became disheartened when he told me all he does there is sometimes play video games and sleep on a couch, but I found out from one of the staff, that when the volunteers come, he plays chess with them! That is so awesome.
Rylan has been attending day camp for the first time. He loves it. They do SO MUCH STUFF, he comes home whooped every day. Canoeing, ropes courses, overnights, tye-dying, water parks.... it's awesome. Again, upon asking what he did that day, the typical answer I get from Ry is "I don't know. Ate pizza". Then later on, we find out by the camp pictures, that he did all these awesome things.
This morning when I was getting ready for work, Jaysen dropped this on me though-
Jaysen: So, there was a talent show yesterday at summer program.
Me: Oh? Was it cool?
Jaysen: Yeah. I was in it.
Me: O_o Um...wait.....what??
Jaysen: I was in it.
Me: *stopping everything short of breathing* OMG really??? What did you DO????
Me: *trying not to fall over* You sang??? What did you sing??
Jaysen: Numa numa.
Me: ........Awesome, baby! I'm so proud of you!!!
Trying to maintain my cool, I ran out and told Companion to ask him what he did yesterday.
Companion: Hey Jaysen, what did you do yesterday at summer program?
Me: *dramatic eyeroll*
Whyyyyyy do kids do that?!? That's HUGE news!!!
Our summer vacation didn't really go as planned-
There was weak internet connection up north this year, so the kids were unhappy. We ended up leaving early. It wasn't bad, just wasn't great like previous years. We'll have to re-evaluate our vacationing plans for next year.
I'm NOT prepared for the fast approaching school year. I am floored that I have a 6th grader, and that my baby is starting kindergarten. Kindergarten! I still remember Jaysen's first day of kindergarten, and now Supafly is starting? Who gave them permission to get so big so fast?!? And to top that all off, they're already taking bets on whether or not I'm going to cry on the first day of school. History says yes. Also? My kids know me too well.
And, I believe that's about it in a nutshell.
Hope your summers have been funtastic, and a whole lot of "nuthin"!