And our second oldest, ever so ready for 7th grade, goodness me.
Officially our summer is over and though I have kept busy, where did it go? After David injured his left foot, bloggy time was to a minimum. He still did a lot of engineering work, but was at home for a month (worked via computer) and needed quite a bit of help for a while, understandably. I can now thankfully report that after a few scares (infection and mobilitywise) he can bear weight on the foot without crutches or medical boot and his toe is looking closer to normal. Praise the Lord!
We fully intended a low key family vacation (camping in the New Mexico mountains, near where my David grew up) this year, but canceled at the last minute as we found out that Anna's summer was shortened by her new volleyball schedule. She is an involved high schooler, whose school schedule will now take over the whole of August for the next few years.
Here is a brief (I will try) recap of our summer's doings:
How much wet family fun can you have for $35?
|Sophia, and her cousins, Sam and Katie enjoy some cool treats|
PAR-TAY!!!! Sara turned 12 in May but in order to have our group of family and friends at the right time PLUS a huge water slide, we partied in June.
|Where's the party people?|
|Sara in some kinda birthday getup with the cake|
|Sophia meets a talkative new cousin, Addison..note David in the background telling his toe tale to Uncle Bob|
|Sophia's conquistador stance|
|Lou and Sophia take in the pretty courtyard|
|David camps out near the well|
|I could only finish off one of those monster-sized, yet delicious biscuits|
For most of July we kept to home (after the holiday weekend David's toe flared up for a couple of weeks during which he visited about 5 different specialists).
Anna turned 14! in July and we promised her the guest room as her OWN room. Her gift was outfitting her space with some new items and I thought that called for a trip to IKEA.
|No, Waco is not so hip, we traveled to Round Rock, TX|
like this, for reading contendedly...
and this lovely print...
and this fun groovy colorful shag rug.
All displaying her sweetly feminine taste.
Last weekend my sister and I had my MIL (mom in law), our families, my aunt, cousins and their kids (all from out of town) over to my house to celebrate my mom's 6? birthday.
As I do, I was scattered here there and everywhere, and only took a couple of not great photos of some great ladies. My mom is doing well but of course she still misses Pete as we all do. There was so much laughter this evening though, as my mom is at such ease with her sister and family all around.
|My mom and aunt Beta, kids in background playing Wii|