Is it really the end of August?
How did the summer slip away so quickly? Well, I hope everyone has stayed busy and cool in between the relaxing, lazy moments.
Looking back, I guess we've been busy. We did a little home improvement by having the house painted and an entry portico installed. Not quite how I designed the arc but it's still nice...and most importantly, it keep the rain off our heads.
I'm still in search of the right lantern. There are a LOT of ugly light fixtures out there!
We took a trip up north. First, to the AMAZING Children's Museum in Boston, MA. We loved this place! So well organized and all the interactive displays and rooms were VERY well designed. Check out the main atrium and the incredible 3-story bent wood climbing sculpture!
Then, we visited family in Phippsburg, Maine. We spent a few quiet days taking in the scenery, having lobster and exploring nearby attractions. The boys really enjoyed the Maine Maritime Museum and the boat ride on the Kennebec. I really enjoyed my lobster dinner.
Last but NOT least, we visited college friends who live in Rhode Island. They recently welcomed their second child and we were so glad to meet him. We had a great time with them. On one of the days, we went to the beach at Newport and the shore was covered with red seaweed (or jellyfish)! Here's Rob spearheading an ambitious sand castle project. It turned out great and it kept the kids busy!
In addition to swim lessons, summer camp, family visits and BBQ's, I guess our puppy has kept us busy. Look how big he's gotten. Sniff is a really good dog and silly when he sleeps on his back...
Next year, I'll do DOUBLE!
Okay, maybe not. But I will move forward with gusto!
Next week the doors open at the local schools. Can it really be the end of summer?