And then life, just got in the way BIG time!
So, here is the picture I was going to share at that time:
Willow had a tough, tough time in 4-5 grades. I am hopeful that Middle School will be different...not necessarily easier--but more closer to her sensibilities. I am looking forward to her trying new things like band and drama club, etc.
OKAY, so now it is August!
Chewy has been dealing with medical issues all year--first his appendix and now an infected toe. He has been limited in his walking abilities (has a boot and is restricted) and has not driven in over a month....the good news for all is that means that Michael has had to step up on his driving....and has finally gotten his Driver's License!!!
Working from home, Chewy has been able to take care of his foot better, although having to have the kids around has gotten a bit stifling too... (they are generally good and Willow has the occasional camping experience to escape/run from...)
Michael HAS NOT gotten a summer job again...but he has been trying harder at it, and it worked out that he was needed a chauffeur as it is...so there is that.
We were able to get away rather quickly for a short Cape Cod long weekend last week...despite me coming down with an infection and laid me low most of that week...
|She got totally wet trying to do the dishes...|
|Note from Willow regarding helping out while I was sick...|
We went to the Edward Gorey house, we played mini-golf at a new place, we went to the Woods Hole Aquarium, hung out in Falmouth town square, we sought out a couple beaches and seafood...finished with pizza from the Red Barn....it was different/same and lazier than normal...but despite it all...we had a good time and will remember certain parts of it more than we would our "normal" Cape adventures...
|Inflatable park...that is Michael behind Willow in a plastic ball...|
|The best picture I could get of the family this year...despite their expressions, the kids had a great time! (the parents, sometimes wanted to leave the kids behind, but...we digress...)|
|A lobster that she did not eat!|
|On the beach in the early evening...|
|Drawing during dinner...|
|What swim suit? None needed!|
And now...its again AUGUST...and while the summer is starting its swan song...we still have some summer time fun left...and our favorite guest coming---Tom!
Looking forward to having an excuse to do some fun touristy things with Tom, and hope that we get a few more beach days in before the summer is over and the fall begins....