... and what happened to summer? The leaves are turning, the sun is going to bed earlier and earlier and my inbox is being inundated with panicky emails telling me that I am FAILING at back-to-school if I'm not shopping NOW NOW NOW. Summer has been really good to us. Day after day of Adeline and Vivian playing mostly happily with each other, jumping on the trampoline, eating strawberries from the garden, running in the sprinkler and drawing and dancing and singing and giggling...so much giggling! My girls had lovely birthdays and I'm still in shock to be the Mother of a seven and three year old! We had a fabulous holiday at the beach (where I wish I was RIGHT THIS MINUTE) and some other adventures close to home. There's been camping in the woods, violin daycamp for Adeline and lots of busking downtown where the tourists stroll, pony riding, library programs for both the girls and lots and lots of just plain relaxing. Vivian has had her first sleepovers at her Nana's and David and I spent our first night alone in close to three years. It's all been good. Well, apart from Vivian giving up napping, the car crash (not at all David's fault and luckily he wasn't injured) and the impetigo that got diagnosed on Monday...other than that, SUCH a good summer.
Did I take pictures? YES.
Did I feel guilty about not blogging? YES.
Will I catch up in my blogging and swear to do better? YES (but you know how it goes, right?).
My thought is to go back in digital time and publish the pictures in posts on the days when the pictures were taken rather than do a big catch-up post here. I've always seen this blog as our family record and want to be able to go back and see our summer unfold as it did. So watch between my last post and now there are likely to be a few or possibly even many new posts. I might even sneak a few into May and June as well. I just deleted a huge time waster from my life (a digital obsession...I'm not proud) so now I can do all the other things I've put to the side.
And thank you to anybody who is still checking us out, hoping for an update. Your loyalty should be rewarded.