Oh my goodness. First grade is a whole new world. So. Many. Things. on the calendar. We are living in the moment but beyond Instagram, I have forgotten to document it.
C’est la vie.
Let’s see… summer in a nutshell.
It rained every day but one in June. Heavy rain.
But we still managed to hit 12 parks for our GreatParkAdventure challenge – some of them many times, like Cox Arboretum and Grant Park!
Shep began his year round school in July after a 6 week break. He’s taking it a day at a time, but it’s air conditioned, so that’s a bonus! AND He’s a Tiger Cub (Boy Scouts of America) – he’s waited his whole life for this :)
Shep and Archie both learned to ride their bikes without training wheels and are both playing baseball at the Y. Shep is in coach pitch and Archie is in t-ball. Archie’s quote after every game is “I had TOO MUCH FUN. I love it!”
Ollie got a bike with training wheels for his birthday and was feeling so empowered, he potty trained the next weekend. In about 36 hours. No real accidents in public, and he wakes up dry 9 out of 10 nights. PRAISE GOD.
Harvey’s up to 6 teeth and is standing a bit. He’s humming himself to sleep some days, and will string together sounds like Dadadadadada (mamamamama to come.) He’s still incredibly popular with his brothers but is too big and too mobile for them to hold him on their laps.
They are sad about it.
We’ve just about finished all our house projects in hopes of moving into a larger home sometime in the near future, and the boys are doing remarkably well with keeping the new carpet clean.
The new couch, however… is THE GREAT TEMPTATION. No matter how often we remind them there are no acrobatics or feats of strength allowed on the furniture, they regress to their animal ways as soon as it’s in view. Truly impressive flips and body flops abound. I am more amused than I should be.