Oh Goodness! There has been a lot going on since my last post.
We have spent the summer getting things done around the house and going back and forth between kids activities. We started with taking down our 70 yr old Silver Maple in the front yard and the mulberry tree in the backyard. The kids had 2 wks of swimming lessons and then Maycen went straight into volleyball camp at Highland High School. She enjoyed it and it was her first dose of volleyball since my coaching days.
Then we decided to tackle an above ground swimming pool. Boy, was that fun! Took me about a week and 1/2 to get all permits and installation lined up and several weeks later we still need to finish the fence and get the dirt filled back in and leveled out. One thing about the installation is that it doesn't include the clean up or hauling of dirt. Slowly but surely we are getting things done...but its definately at a slow pace :)
The last two weeks have consisted of soccer camp. Jackson and Maycen attended the Chicago Fire Camp and Maycen liked it so much that we put her in a more competitive camp the following week. She wants to go to the 8 wk session they hold in the fall but the jury is still out on that.
Last week Maycen started practice for her U12 Girls team that Charlie is coaching. She is enjoying the practices and her teammates. Jackson will start practice this next week and Charlie will help as well. For me, I am the fill in for Charlie when he is away. I am hoping to get a few more photos taken this season for both teams.
That prettty much brings us up to date as I take a glance at the calendar as see that school starts the following week. So officially one week of summer left and then we hit the books :) This was the first summer we had the kids in activities and stayed put without traveling. It definately made for an interesting summer and we were all busy.