I haven’t been around here much this summer, but we have been very busy, nonetheless. I haven’t written about it as we’ve lived it, but I want to share some of my favorite photos from the summer—so far.
Let’s start with the face I found in the wall of the bathroom at work.
Okay, that one was a little weird, I know. This next one is better. We took Jack and Quinn to Medieval Times for their birthdays, but for various reasons, we had to do it in June instead of in May, their birthday month. So shortly after school let out, we collected one close friend for each of them and took them to the castle.
We also found more cut-rate ways to enjoy summer.
We should remember that this is also the summer of new white kittens. I have several billion photos of them. This one includes Sam.
We went to the Baltimore Aquarium one day. Jack’s favorite part may have been the one part that had no animals.
We colored Sam’s hair now and again with varying degrees of success.
As always, we had a lot of interspecies interaction.
The fourth of July was fun. We used to walk down the street to the park to watch local fireworks, but since we moved, we couldn’t do that this year. So instead, we spent it on the roof of Alex’s office building. It was cool.
We also went to a little zoo where you can feed animals.
There was, however, at this same zoo, an aviary where you could feed budgies. Everyone REALLY enjoyed this area.
In case we ever need to suddenly flee the country, we got passports for the group of us. In some sort of miracle, all three of my kids cooperated for their official photos. I’m thinking of asking the post office to take our Christmas card photo.
We went to a concert where the National Symphony Orchestra played music from Pokemon video games while they showed Pokemon footage. Shortly before intermission, Quinn had to urgently go to the bathroom. Then he had to urgently eat a soft pretzel.
We also went tubing on a river, which each of my children enjoyed in a different manner.
You may have noticed that my kids like water. So we got on the wait list for our neighborhood pool and got a half-summer guest membership. We are working hard to get our money’s worth.
I’ve still been struggling to run, but I’m working my way back—and I even ran a race that I had to get up at the crack of dawn for.
This has also been the summer of music for Sam. I feel as if I’ve been spending all of my free time driving him and his bassoon places.
Did I mention the kittens?
And with that, I leave you with one last photo, taken today. Hopefully the rest of summer will provide just as many good memories.