I have come to accept three facts about summer:
1. I don't have time to blog in the summer.
2. We are so busy having fun (and packing for and cleaning up from the fun) that this is the reason for number 1.
3. Summer is really short, goes by way too fast and I simply can't fit everything it all in.
So here is a fly-by of our June and July. I couldn't let a whole month go by without a blog post.
First up, family fun go-carting and mini-golfing.
We met up with my college friends Jeff and Monica from California at the York's Wild Kingdom. They were on a family vacation in Vermont so we met in southern Maine. I had not seen them in 17 years! (Wow, that makes me feel young.) It was so nice to see them and meet their girls.
|Have you ever seen a baby monkey before? Oh my.|
One of the saddest parts of our month was saying goodbye to our dear friends Ashley and Billy and their girls. Ella has been BFFs with the twins for the past 4 years and they will be sorely missed.
|Kendall, Ella, Kaylee, Maya and Alli (our neighbor)|
Our adorable nephew, Braeden, turned 7!
He and Maya are both walking around without their front teeth.
Maya is also walking around with this thing. It is the pride and joy of my well-intentioned, carefully planned healthy feeding of my children. (I let her get one every summer to take to camp and she never forgets.)
|My mom and I.|
|My mom and her four grandchildren.|
|My sister, Kathryn, me, Sandi and Braeden.|
Our girls did gymnastics in our local fourth of July parade and felt like total celebrities.
|Ella and Brevan still have fishing in common!|
We took the girls to the Celtic Festival to see our friend Matt's band play. What a fun summer night by the ocean.
While Ella was at art camp for the week, Maya had her sitter to herself and made her this itinerary. They were very busy.
|"Fibber, Twister, Connect 4, Zoomer, kick ball, batting, Frisbee, reading, hop scotch, drawing."|
|So proud of my big girl who was so confident and secure going to camp this year. It helps when you have your bestie with you.|
|What is better than having a pool? Having friends with a pool.|
|"I'M THE QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN!"|
And the Windover carpool is pretty frigging awesome as well. We do a lot of enthusiastic singing to semi-inappropriate songs by Pitbull.
And how very grateful I am for iced coffee. In large quantities.