This has been a nice break from the craziness of school- the kids had challenging years in 2nd & 4th grade. Homework and testing seemed to cause more stress which led to interesting afternoons before heading off to baseball, soccer, etc. It seems like the more we push our kids, the less time we have to connect with our kids. I have a bunch of friends who are taking the homeschooling plunge which seems like it could alleviate the amount of stress & activity. But I wonder if we are just becoming "wired to do" that we don't know how to not schedule activities, play dates & camps to our lives. What example are we setting to our kids if we never allow them to just be kids- playing, inventing, creating & relaxing- before they have to head off to a world of 24/7 emails, texts, and calls. One that rarely sleeps and doesn't expect you to as well!
Enough about that... here are some pictures of some fun things we have done in July. We have had good times with friends and looking forward to spending time with family in the next few weeks. August is just around the corner so watch out- summer will be gone before you know it.
|4th of July 5K race|
|Waiting for the awards after the race|
|Fishing with Friends|
|Matt & Jake's first swim meet|
|Matt at Top 10 Camp|
Marathon training is going well- it's hot & humid.
|My new weapon- cute shoes!|