The craziness has started.

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This picture is on Erik’s second day of school and Elizabeth’s first, August 14.  I also had to add Maisy as she isn’t so sure where her favorite people are going, but she will have lots of time to catch up on her sleep.

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We have been in school a little over 1 week now.  We are in full swing with all of our activities.  Elizabeth has tennis every night after school as well as choir one night a week and violin lessons.  Erik has soccer practice twice a week and a game most weekends.  He also has choir and piano lessons.  Sometimes I think all Jim and I do is coordinate schedules and drive E and E from place to place.

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Summer is Almost Over….

I can’t believe that in a few short days school will be starting….

We tried to do a variety of things this summer.  Here is a list of what we accomplished….

*picnics at the park and in our backyard

*touch up Elizabeth’s circles in her room; paint stripes for the Tiger’s in Erik’s room and add chalkboard paint to both of their rooms

* Wingnut Baseball Games

*fishing on vacation

*bike rides

*mini golfing

*visiting Exploration Place

*hosting and attending birthday parties

*hanging out with friends

*sliding on the slip and slide(this is something I did when I was growing up)

*Elizabeth cooking(I love this…it gives mom/dad a break)

*Vacation Bible School

*Vacation to Branson

*Sprinkler and Water parks

*games and more games(indoors and out)

*sleeping in a tent in the backyard

*swimming lessons

*church camp and scout camp for Elizabeth and Erik

*reading(in our list is the Twilight series and Harry Potter)

*going to Nebraska and seeing relatives, spending a few days with grandma

There are a few things on my list that we would like to accomplish before the calendar says fall.  I will also be posting some of our vacation adventures in the next few days.