Monthly Archives: July 2013

mid-summer update

Well, they put out the school supplies at Target.

So I guess that means we are officially past the Summer Midpoint.  Which is hard to believe — it feels like my kids just got done with school last week.

Here they are doing a “happy dance” on the front porch on the last day of school last month:

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And then, of course, we had to celebrate the oldest turning 10.

Double digits.  I have a child who is in the DOUBLE DIGITS, people.

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And then summer could begin. 

You know, the usual stuff at the lake…

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And in the yard…

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And just generally out and about.

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If the second half of summer lives up to the first half, we will have had a pretty wonderful break by the time Fall arrives.

And for that, I am thankful.

And since no update of mine would be complete without some mention of the cats… let me just say, the cats are enjoying their summer, as well:

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Here is the slightly dumber one hanging his head down the Barbie House elevator shaft.

I think he fancies himself as Catzilla.

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And as long as we’re talking about cats, here is our neighbor’s cat on our front sidewalk.

She’s begging for belly pets here.

Don’t worry — I can assure you we fulfilled her request.

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5 days old

Last week, I got to sneak in and meet the newest addition to one of my favorite families.

He’s ridiculously adorable.

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So he fits in quite well with his adorable big brother and his lovely parents.

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What a lucky boy. And a fantastic family.

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This cutie pie just turned 7 months old.

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He’s a very lucky, very loved little boy:

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I’m so glad I got to meet this happy little guy and his very fun and funny parents, too.

What a great family.