I have been having very slow days that really don't accumulate to much and therefore have not really felt like writing a whole bunch. Last year during the month of August I took a break. I posted pictures daily but not too much writing. I am thinking of giving that another try this year. Keeping track of our lives through photo essays. Hoping to be more attentive with my camera and just to life in general. We'll see how it goes.
We go to the pool most afternoons. The other day the boys were excited to see a friend of theirs, however he was not able to play. He had a swim lesson , then tennis lesson and then another swim lesson. The boys made a comment on how busy he was. It was a great chance to remind the boys that busy is not always good. That people, children especially, need time to decide for themselves what they would like to do.
I am glad that I have kept our schedule open and free.
Time for us all to "just be" and "be bored"
Here we have the Scienceteller: part scientists, part storyteller. She was telling a story about dragons and would do experiments as part of the story. My boys we both lucky enough to be helpful volunteers. All of the experiments were done using dry ice, hence the steam.
It was pretty neat and along the way I am pretty sure they both learned a bit- they came home excited to tell Daddy all about it.
These last five days have just past by with serious neglect to this lovely little spot of mine. The days have been warm and I have been sleepy. My nights have not been going so well. Eric was away for two of them and the boys camped out in bed with me. They seem to sleep much better when we share a bed- not always the same holds true for me, although I do like having them close.
We have spent our days at the pool and library. The library hosts free programs over the summer. So far this week we have learned about dragons, fireflies and stars. William decided to join the summer reading program. He doesn't really need an incentive to read but really wanted the little prizes they pass out. He loves keeping track of the hours he reads and is surprised at how much it has added up in just a few short days.
I read a book in a day. Something I haven't done in awhile but when we spend 7 hours at the pool, it makes it easy. The boys both took a diving lesson and loved it. Landon has now joined Will and can dive by himself off the board.
Already the second week of July coming to a close. Time is moving fast. We are trying our best to enjoy the lazy days of summer.
It was a different kind of fourth for us, but still good all the same.