Friday, July 19, 2013

summer 2013, so far

After a few moments with a genius at the Apple store tonight, iphoto is happy again and I was able to get pics off of my phone to blog! Here's a summer update, so far.

Three kids have been doing two evenings a week at swim school and are improving by leaps and bounds! 
Some kids turned FIVE! 
Someone else turned SIX!
We celebrated with a yummy daddy-made cake and a weekend at Jellystone.
Someone got her braces off. (Less than flattering photo taken by the six year old.)
The mud room and TV room got flooded by a hot water heater leak...
resulting in several very noisy days with industrial fans and dehumidifiers to dry everything out...
and the removal of all the laminate flooring and some small sections of sheet rock.  
Repairs to walls, painting, and new floors should go in next week.  I'll post a finished picture, I promise. 

Someone is thoroughly unable to eat corn-on-the-cob due to lack of teeth.
We had a super cute family photo taken at a rainy Zephyrs game.
On the other hand, things that have not been happening this summer include NICU day and crafting in general.  

Hazel's NICU day landed on the Saturday after the Friday flood of the front rooms.  Things were too insane for us to go.  Then we had a long spell of random tummy bugs that kept us from rescheduling it.  We're trying again tomorrow.  Hopefully I'll have an update about that soon.  Better late than never, right?  

My craft supply closet got wet in the flood, so sewing is impossible until things are put back in place and fabric and machines are out of boxes.  Knitting doesn't appeal as much when it's hot, either, so this summer has been craft-light.  I've got a little cross-stitch project going for when my fingers get itchy, but that's really it!  

I've been spending lots of time hashing out our school plans for kindergarten and first grade in the fall, so I'll update about that sometime soon, too.  

Thanks for catching up with us!  


Pheobe Alverson said...

I actually really like that picture of you! Sounds like you've had an eventful summer! Fun!

Gail Wallace said...

It must have taken days for the floor and carpets to dry. While it looks like a simple spill or leak in the picture, you wouldn’t think it lead to days of repairs in full swing. Good thing you didn’t overlook these things, or it would've lead to more expensive repairs in the future.

Gail Wallace @ Emergency Flood Masters