Monday, August 01, 2022


We’ve sort of done all of the things and none of the things this summer. We took the kids on vacation last week - hitting Chicago, Indians dunes national park and Michigan. 
Sam went for a week to sleep away camp for gifted kids - college for kids. She didn’t love it, but our school did away with fifth grade camp (so sad) and I really believe in tje benefits of sleep away camp. I’ll be sending grant next summer (and maybe she will chose to try again). They come back with a new appreciation for mom and so much more independence. 

We saw SUE at the field museum (so cool!).
We went to the air zoo in Michigan. 
We made over the kids rooms, moving Sam into jacks bigger room and jack to the smaller room in preparation for the move to college this month. It was a HUGE job and took a long time. We also gave grants room a little quickie makeover so he wasn’t left out. 

The need for speed…we saw the new top gun and jack was instantly possessed by the desire to fly a jet. (Same thing for all of us 80s kids - some things never change). 
We swam in tje cold, crystal clear water of Lake Michigan. 
Enjoyed sunsets. 
Saw Chicago from Indiana.

Visited cloud gate. 
Got a much more grown up purple room. 

Grew things. 

Installed vintage wallpaper which caused some home improvement rage from an exhausted mom. 

Ate ice cream. 

Grant got his braces off. 

Made a quilt for a new nephew. 

Had an epic, historic rainfall that caused insane flooding. 

Took messy headed selfies. 

Visited the Garfield conservatory. (Amazing!)

Took Sam to the gorgeous central library in St. Louis. 
Went to mitsua and enjoyed all things Japanese. 
Went to the hottest hottest hellfire baseball game ever. We lasted all of 20 mins, it had to have been 125 degrees in that sun. We have had a boiling hot summer. (And prior to the insane flood we had terrible drought. So many days over 100 degrees.) 
And Sam is so much taller than grant! No not twins anymore. She’s made it to 5 feet. 

Beyond that we’ve spent way too much time on screens and I’m definitely getting ready for the big yellow angel to arrive…

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you have had an amazing summer. Exciting times are coming with Jack starting college. Our weather here in Ohio has been hotter than normal and the rain has backed off for a while. Our vacation will be the first part of Sept., a week at the beach. My husband of 53 years passed in Feb. so it will be my two daughters, son-in-laws and twin grandchildren 4 1/2. It is an annual trip, so looking forward to it. Enjoy the last of summer, school starts here on Aug. 13th.


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