Saturday, August 29, 2015

Summertime 2015

Well, this was the shortest summer ever. Carter's last day of T-K was the end of June and his first day of Kindergarten is on Monday! It just whizzed by! T-K was an amazing year. Carter made friends, I made some great mommy friends, and we both had a blast. I got to volunteer each week in the classroom and loved to see all the fun projects they did. Carter had the most amazing teacher and I am keeping my fingers crossed that Archie will be in her classroom for the 2016 school year.

Our summer was fairly uneventful. Dave started a new job (we are so proud of him and how hard working he is) but that meant no summer vacations for us. So instead, we had lovely long mornings spent in our pajamas, playing video games and toys. We spent time at the beach, parks, and the pool! The boys were in swim lessons all summer long and they are finally both feeling pretty comfortable in the water. I plan on continuing lessons for one day a  week throughout the year so that they don't forget all the things they have learned. I'm still dreaming of a family vacation to Hawaii but Dave insists that both boys be able to swim independently before we can go!

Playdough mornings

I survived Adventure Playground TWICE this summer!

We found a new favorite beach (Aliso) that made it really easy for me to take the boys to since it was a short drive (less than 30 minutes) and easy parking/walking. And they have a cute playground where the boys pretended to be Batman and Robin, scaling the tops of buildings in 
search of the Joker. 


The loves of my life
Besides swimming, Carter started playing basketball this summer. Archie is so bummed that he couldn't play but as soon as he turns 4, he is going to start T-ball with Carter. It'll be so fun for him to FINALLY get to be part of the action instead of watching from the bleachers!

Archie is growing up so fast and is desperate to keep up with Carter. I decided to "homeschool" him for preschool with another little friend of his for at least the start of the school year and then I might put him in preschool starting in December/January. He is currently obsessed with Batman. He loves the old cartoons and has a million Batman toys (thanks to Imaginext who needs to make a new Batcave every darn month). We bought him a Batman costume and it is the cutest thing ever to see him put the mask on and actually embrace the character of Batman (deep voice and all.) When he takes the costume off, he becomes very serious and says, "Mommy, I am now Bruce Wayne."

How can you not smile when you see this?!