Let’s get to Five Fact Friday!
My goal to have this be the Summer of Not a Lot is going so well. Why? Almost zero expectations. I had no idea how much we needed mounds of unstructured time. I know that when school starts in a month (yes, we start in July!), we’ll be ready to jump back into a routine, but our very low-key summer has been filling our energy bank accounts.
Grocery shopping, library runs, and pool and splash pad outings are basically the only reasons we’ve left the house. And it’s been AWESOME.
Milo is still in the “I HATE THIS” stage of swim lessons. He and Sophie are in the same class and there are two other little girls who just joined. The two little girls and Milo have cried through the lessons for the last few weeks, and Sophie of all people has been the star student. (She who screamed bloody murder for the first four weeks!). I absolutely LOVE their teacher and I’ve been so pleased with their progress this summer, even if Milo still hates it. I think in another week or two (or seven) he’ll realize that it’s really not so bad.
Ah, the sweet things that come out of tiny sweet mouths. Milo has thrice told me this week what a big bum I have…
- (patting the seat next to him) “Mom, your big bum can go right here”
- (pointing to the donut floatie we have for the pool) “Mom, your big bum won’t fit in there.”
- (contemplatively playing cars and trucks) “Mom, you are a grown up. Grown ups have big bums.”
In unrelated news, I’m thinking of stepping up my strength training game. Who has a favorite booty workout? (ha!)
Michael won tickets last week to Newsies and OH MY GOODNESS. It was so much fun. And now, I’m even MORE excited that Hamilton will be coming to our state during the 2017-2018 season. Hurry up, Hamilton!
We have drywall and texturing! The exterior needs stucco and paint, the roof needs tiles, and we still need fixtures, doors, paint, flooring, and cabinets, but oh my! We’re coming right along. I’m SO excited to get started on decorating, even though I know it’s going to be a slow, room-by-room process.
The weekly newsletter goes out tonight at 6pm PST. Sign up here or fill out the form in the sidebar under my profile photo. Today, I’m sharing a bit of our summer routine, some good books I’ve read lately, and more!