Thursday, July 05, 2012

4th Of July

Firework Fun!

Nosey as to what is going on outside!

He loved watching them from a safe distance :)

We had a wonderful 4th of July! Despite Nick being a little troublemaker and getting into everything....which was driving me batty. He climbed into the pool with his clothes on (again), took every blanket out of the hall closet (again), and caused general mischief (again!) around the house. We cleaned off the grill, and fired it up for the first of hopefully, many summer dinners. I was not counting on Nick wanting to take part in the firework festivities, so I bought him his own things to celebrate the holiday with.

He quite enjoyed the red/white/blue glow bracelets

They look cool when you spin them!
Fun with sparklers!
Today it is back to school for Nick. He was a little tired since he stayed up last night, but still ran to the bus this morning :) He loves his school! Older guys are still sleeping, so for now my house is quiet. Going to enjoy that while it lasts LOL. Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!

Monday, July 02, 2012

We Survived!!!!

Today marked the first day back at school for Nick. We have enjoyed the three week break,but it was time for him to go back. The first few days were fraught with more meltdowns than we had seen in the previous months, but after he got used to the more relaxed schedule, it was enjoyable.

We spent LOTS of time in the pool.

Sitting on the swing with either Mommy or Daddy
Watched Michael in his Hapkido Class
Went to the nature center and walked some trails with friends.
And spent even MORE time in the pool!
We did art projects with Cheerios, foam art projects, coloring, beads, ate McDonald's, lots of graham crackers, and went out for ice cream. All in all, it was a great break for Nick! This morning he was laughing in his bedroom and he was so excited to start back at school! I must say, the house was super quiet with him gone. Daddy missed his little "shadow".