From May right into busy June… our anniversary, my birthday, Father’s day, VBS and an extended cousins visit from Florida… oh and schooling and the first day of summer. If anything June is NEVER boring for this family.
We slipped some school in around the cousins, but for the most part this was a true summer break for the kids and school.
You never knew WHO was going to come to class… a princess, a batgirl… ever changing.
We pulled out the pool and dusted off the playset. With the cousins around there was lots to do around the house.
The boys were quick to settle down around the computers in the sub basement room.
Echo and I took advantage of the break from school and enjoyed the sun and quiet in the sunroom until the high point of the day when it was simply too warm to do so!
We managed to see our friends play soccer…
Nathan watching his brother before HIS game
Found time for the beach…
Got to craft at a special Target event…
With the highlight of the cousin visit being a family trip to Mall of America for food AND rides in the amusement park! Thanks Nana and Baba!
Lego store too… of course!
Ken and I even snuck away to watch our god son (Anthony) play soccer.
With Aidan benched due to a bad concussion before school was out we made quite a few visits to their house for somewhat quiet, relaxed play.
Gavin and I went to one of Alex’s baseball games
And somehow managed to sneak in a week of VBS with the church that runs the day care that Schwartz kids go to.
end of VBS dinner
We even had Aidan over for a sleepover.
The kids were enrolled in summer courses at the YMCA thanks to Nana and Baba. Zander took run club, Emanuel a cooking class, and Gavin and Trinity were in archery while miss Echo loved the daycare time.
Add to that the fun of preparing for an October wedding with my high school besty Shandai and I have to say… the most unusual month EVER! At least for this year.
Tiny hats! Ready for the wedding
We fit in a second visit to the beach with the Schwartz boys and I even had a full sighting of the elusive “other cat” as Echo has termed her, while crafting with Renee.
And as the photos prove – I was never far from a crafting project. Sunshine and fresh air go best with crochet. I swear it!
There was a whole lot more to see… so be sure to follow on to the overflow post for the rest! Thank you for reminiscing with me, it was quite a month!