Well there is really no JUST about it… February and June are two of our busiest months. (February) June has our anniversary (16th), Father’s Day, my birthday, my stepmom’s birthday, our two god daughter’s birthdays and of course first day of SUMMER! Yup, lots of mailing and doing and enjoying in the month of June. And don’t forget a welcome visit from TWO of our Canadian friends! You can read more about Karyn and Lauralee’s visit HERE.
We had all sorts of fun in June – We played Legos at Mall of America.
Of course we did the monthly Home Depot project with Father’s Day as the theme.
Spent the majority of our weekday morning at the YMCA enjoying ClubY for the 4 older kids, daycare for Miss Echo (and on Friday’s Little Lotus Yoga) and working out for mom. Plus swimming and an hour of quiet mom time all wrapped up in a 2 mile walk each way.
It was well worth our effort. The kids had a blast playing games, meeting friends, doing stuff without me. Echo was the darling of daycare with her 2 hours a day. And me, well I got on the treadmill, swam with my baby AND had an hour of time that was my own to sew, read, socialize and just be without the kids hanging off of me.
Gavin worked his buns off on the shawl he entered in the County Fair in July.
And while Zander tried to join the run club, he was the only sign up and did not make the minimum count. So off he went to TRACK AND FIELD. Where we quickly learned he is a distance runner and NOT a speed demon.
I have to share the amazing yarn Ken picked up for my birthday. A portion of the proceeds went to help the people affected by the wildfires in Alberta. AND it is gorgeous… win win!
We snuck in some learning, but for the most part June was a month of outside time.
Getting to know our YMCA better and take full advantage of our membership. I was never so glad as to be able to walk 2 miles with 5 kids as I was this June. There was whining and trudging but we had so much fun when we got the the YMCA and felt so much healthier by the end of it. AMAZING.
I played around with hair colours too.
The one thing that stands out when I think of June is just how much we smiled. So important and simple… we had a month full of joy.
June is a super busy month for this family. The 16th marked our 15th wedding anniversary… the 19th Father’s Day and the 24th my birthday. Not to mention the birthdays of 2 god children and my step mother all in the same month. Lots to celebrate. And this weekend we celebrated all things Daddy. Sunday started off as Ken wanted – sleeping in… then we had a leisurely time of showers, coffee and what have you before Ken and I went out without kids for a 45 min errand run. A snack, and then a bit of necessity shopping – stuff for dinner, cough syrup for the hacking minions, shampoo for newly purple hair (nope, not Ken’s). We also gave him his present: a duotang full of poetry, notes and art, as well as a paper airplane and some Star Wars themed cards made at ClubY. All that is missing is the photo we are going to get printed out from today and paste to the front of it. Nothing as fancy as the books I used to make him when we first married… but it is a start to getting the kids involved in that straight from the heart handmade process.
After more relaxing we headed off to the YMCA which was darn near a ghost town and spent a couple hours in the pool… waterslide was on for some… we brought the beach ball… AND Trinity got her pink wristband which allows her access to ALL of the pool! I don’t know who was more proud Trinity or Ken.
I admit it, once we got home and sorted out… because I have to sort our swim gear for the next day and the YMCA trip anyway… I hid in the bedroom to stitch and read while Ken and the kids (loudly) lived it up gaming in the basement.