Saturday, July 24, 2010

Playing Catch Up

Forgive me friends for I have let you down. It was my intent to attempt to blog regularly this summer. You can see how smoothly it’s gone, huh?

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well, summer just screams “be lazy”….or at least to me. In fact, I rarely know the day of the week unless I check the calendar.

What? You don’t hear that same voice? Hmmm. You need to ask for a conscience refund.

We have had daily trips to the pool





which has made the girls quite brown and mommy quite pink. I was not blessed with “tanning” skin like some others in my family.

Girls have played, argued, fussed, whined, and carried on all while I politely ignored them and read a book. Well, I tried anyhow.

Hey, I’m entitled to some “me” time too, right? Even if it means ignoring my kids?

Big kids have been busy too. Alex has been enjoying his newly found freedom that a license offers…unless he makes mom mad. Then the license goes.

He has spent time hanging with friends, girlfriend, babysitting, and mowing grass.

But he’s still that typical lazy teen. Check out how he ate ice cream the other night.



As usual, there is no picture of him. Maybe one day…..

Katie had grand plans to escape the madness of work (summer camp with 36 kids aged 4-6) and head to Alaska to see her boyfriend play baseball. But as you all know, nothing ever seems to go as planned. A few days before her scheduled departure, Catlan was diagnosed with a broken thumb on his pitching hand which would require surgery. So, he headed home…..




No Alaska trip…maybe one day.

We are now down to two weeks left of summer. I can’t believe it’s passed so quickly. It must be the old age setting in….days didn’t use to fly by so fast.

Right?

C’mon, I don’t hear you. You should be agreeing with me.

We are not old; we just can’t read a calendar. Therefore, days pass much faster than we expect.

That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it.

7 thoughts from friends:

The Johnson 5 said...

I like that theory and I'm sticking to it with you!
And honey if ignoring my kids is wrong then I don't want to be right :) I love em and all but sometimes selective hearing is my only salvation!

Jill said...

OH, how I love your oldest girlie in her dress and boots! LOL! Too cute!

This summer has gone by WAY too quick! Although I am hating the heat and looking forward to the cooler temps, I am not looking forward to getting up early again! Enjoy the next two weeks!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, how I know what you mean. Summer IS a lazy time... and a busy time. I have barely had time to write, much less read what others are writing. Glad to catch up!

Jboo said...

Oh yeah, summer is speeding by at warp speed this year! Slow down already!! Sounds like you are having a fun and busy time -- pool time is the best, isn't it!

Janet

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Looks like summer has been both fun and relaxing...and FAST! Yes...I am in awe that school starts in two weeks and I am not ready. It's scary how quickly time passes.

Love and blessings,
Robin

Sharon said...

So sorry about that thumb but love your great summer! Hate only two weeks left!

Kristen, thank you so, so much for telling me your story, it was likew balm. I remember having to do that with Britton too, but Bailey's situation puts me on what feels like unchartered land so its great to hear from you.

day by day said...

Doesn't the summer literally fly right by? Sounds like your big kids and little ones are busy like ours are! I always chuckle when you talk about not being able to get pics of Alex. I always wonder what people think when I have very few pics of Ryan. I do force him from time to time and one would think I was asking him to climb a mountain! lol!