Life Lately Volume 3

We are officially on summer vacation today!  Yesterday, was the last day of school and I am ready to not have to pack lunches and pry kids out of bed although my guess is now everyone will be up and ready to go for the day at 6 AM!

When Solon started school we started a few traditions by accident (meaning I did them and then the kids didn’t forget ;)!  I chalked the driveway and sidewalks, the neighbors and I served ice cream sandwiches to the neighbor kids as they came home and we went out to dinner to celebrate a successful school year.  It serves as a reminder to me that the simplest things are what matter most!  So we celebrated hard and now we hope to kick off summer with a trip to the pool as a family today! YAY!

Let’s look back at life lately around here during the last few weeks of MAYhem as I will now henceforth refer to May!

We have been enjoying the lovely weather outside and we have enjoyed the pools for one again this year.  I shared that and a few other backyard water ideas last year!  They are still favorites!

I shared last Friday in my 5 Things Bringing Me Joy post that we enjoyed a Framily night out for pizza, ice cream and playing at the park.  Summer evenings outside with friends are some of my favorites :)!

Solon’s Nana and Papa live in town and they try to attend every single baseball game.  It’s so fun to see them so often and that they come and cheer Solon on!  We have two more weeks of baseball, we keep getting rained out!

It’s graduation season so we headed to a few graduation parties.  One of my first-grade students attends our church and it still blows my mind to see him all grown up.  How am I that old – ha!  The kids loved all the food options and we never turn down a photo booth!

At the start of baseball season we wear our warmest coats and now the girls take umbrellas to shade themselves.  The girls play happily in the wagon and with friends during games!

 

We kicked lake season off on Memorial Day weekend with record-breaking heat in Minnesota.  The highs topped out at 100 degrees, let me remind you that 3 weeks ago the ice finally was off the lake.  We rarely swim on Memorial Day but we had to, to stay cool.  The boat wasn’t even in since they are so behind with the crazy late spring.

We made the most of it with jet-ski tubing, swimming, floating, hot tubbing, family baseball, grilling, s’more-eating and playing games!  Lake life is my favorite, you can read why here.

My cousins (more like brothers) were able to join us along with Alex’s fiance Marcie!  My kids adore them and they had a blast playing with them all weekend!

Vera is going to be their flower girl at their wedding and she pretty much was attached to Marcie all weekend long!

On the way home from the lake, we stopped by Scott’s sister’s house to see our cousins.  We had lunch together and went swimming all afternoon.  A perfect way to beat the heat.  The kids slept most of the way home and we finished the last 3 days of school!

And just like that, it was the last day of school.  The kids rode their bikes off one more time and we celebrated with ice cream, dance class and baseball practice :)!

So long kindergarten – hello first grade!

Bye bye 2nd grade – What’s up 3rd grade?

So, there you have it a little life lately!  I love this time of year.  We get to enjoy less strict bedtimes and lazier mornings, some fun camps and clinics, a few road trips and some quality family time!  Bring on summer :)!  Have a great weekend!

Just a reminder I will be doing a Facebook/Instagram Live at 11 am today, I hope you will join me!

For more life lately, check out my monthly recap —

What’s Up May 2018

 

Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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