Our annual trip to Catalina Island on Grandma and Grandpa's boat:
This is Drew with her beloved Miss Kaitlin, her swimming instructor for the last two years. Thanks to Miss K, Drew is now part fish.
No, this is NOT our new puppy. Our friend, and Ron's associate, Joseph just bought this adorable Chow and Kelly was having fun teaching him to like kids and the pool.
This summer was filled with swimming, friends and relaxing. I found myself surprised at how easy and mellow it all was. Then I realized why...no surgeries. The first time in several years we did not have a surgery or illness to dominate the "fun" of summer. And Kelly is was only doing one day a week of Speech Therapy, so that left us with lots of pool/beach time instead of doctor, hospital, therapy time, and it was lovely!
In a few days Kelly will start First grade, and in a few weeks turn 7. Unbelievable.
Drew will start back at Pre-school for 4 days a week (yippee!).
Jamie is already back at SDSU, rowing and has 17 units, yikes! Not sure when she will sleep or eat with that schedule.
Cory has moved back home and starts at Chapman University in 3 days. She's been attending orientation all week and is excited to begin. They tell her she will be too busy to work, so she might be quitting her job.
So, that means we are back to 3 "kids" in the house, one not a kid by any stretch of the imagiation and the other two less and less "kid-ish" as the days go by. It was a fast summer.