Thursday, August 04, 2011

Time to Get OOT

We are ready for vacation and are so excited to be headed back to McBeach.  It has been crazy hot here all summer and although Florida is also warm it was 17 degrees cooler yesterday in Panama City than here in Austin.

The kids have been asking all summer if we can go to the beach house right now.  They remember so much from last year and talk about our last trip all the time, the bunk beds, the 'surfing', finding shells. So they are absolutely delighted to be finally packing.   And to top things off this year we will be going to GG's house after the beach and ending our trip at Disney. 

I'm glad to end our summer on a good note.  I wish I could say we had an easy care free summer  but the heat has made it pretty dreadful.  We have spent a ton of time swimming and the kids have all improved tremendously, everyone can swim 10 or more feet and Lily and Will are doing lots of diving and summersaults in water, they are like fish.  But this past week or two we haven't even wanted to venture  to the pool.  The rest of our days have been filled with summer camps and Lily took ballet and art which she adores. 

I think they had fun, but the heat made summer camps with all the outdoor activites a bit rough.  They are all looking foward to being back in school with their friends and everyone in Austin is ready for fall. By late September we usually get some repreive from the heat.

We also moved my father into his assisted living aparment this summer, which was a huge job. It is a relief to have him settled and more care but there is still a ton to do to sort through his things, get all the finances in order and sell the house and car. 

So for now, I am looking forward to putting work and responsiblity aside and simply relaxing and enjoying some family time.  I'll be posting some pics soon, my camera has been on the brink, but I got it repaired just in time for our trip.

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