Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Busy Summer

Summer is flying by, and we are doing our best to soak up every warm second of it. We've had an exceptionally busy summer, with Corrie playing soccer and continuing violin lessons, Corrie and Jack taking swim lessons, and visits from our families. Thrown into the mix has been some work related travel for Joel, along with an unexpected trip to California for the funeral of his grandfather. I am looking forward to the second half of summer having a slower pace . . . especially since I still need to sort and organize curriculum for the fall!

Here are some pictures of our latest excitement:

Jack turned 5 in June -- my parents came for a visit, and we had a fun celebration.

In honor of the big birthday, we went to the Children's Museum in Saint Paul. Jack is trying on the scarecrow's hat from the Wizard of Oz exhibit.

Joel's sister and her family came for a visit!

Lots of fun cousin time . . .

. . . including some nice swim time in the local lakes.

Corrie LOVED playing soccer this summer.

She was on a team with a very sweet group of little girls, and she wept bitter tears when the season ended.

Wes has spent most of the summer doing something like this.

I can't believe he will be 3 in a few weeks!