It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down in this space…the truth is, we’ve been really busy…doing everything & nothing all at the same time. The biggest change that we’ve tackled this summer is closing up shop over at Olive Lane. Well, it’s almost completely closed up, still shipping out a few odds & ends, but almost. I’m sure I’ll expound on it more at some point soon, but for now, its been good & I’m excited to pursue other interests.
For the most part we’ve been living in the water…taking a few breaks to eat and relax in between.
Both my kids did swim team for the first time this summer. Liv is at the very youngest end of her age group & as such is the teensist, tiniest swimmer in her group. I’ve been so proud of her swimming lap after lap keeping up & working hard to do it. That and her in a swim cap is pretty amaze.
Max has spent oodles of time watching the kids do swim team — he can’t start until next year & the swim lessons are too elementary for him, so he just chills with me. Buuut in that time, he’s watch the kids learn their ‘racing’ dives & he obviously took note. It took him about 5 seconds to have this mastered once we got home & it never gets old. He’s got a killer cannonball & flip to go along with this bad boy.
I try to pretend like I’m going to float & sometimes even act like I’m not going to get my hair yet…it hasn’t worked yet & I’m not complaining.
Quiet time with these two is an oxymoron. Max is most definitely the loudest person I know — he’s a real treat at church & the movies. I’m glad he came third because I would have been really embarrassed by his antics if he was my first…now I’m just the first one laughing as I lug him out.
And it produces plenty of goggle pictures which I will love forever.
Every now & again we have to be responsible & stock our pantry…it is always full of stupid antics of kids jumping on carts, hiding in shelves & sneaking about 153 random things in my cart. Sometimes I want to pull my hair out because I’d like just 2.37 seconds to think about what I need for a certain recipe but usually just end up buying Takis, donuts & Chocolate Lucky Charms, because what the heck. Case in point…see those circus animal crackers in my cart? Those are not a regular item. 😉
Soon enough, these knuckleheads will all be back in school and I’ll be missing them again.