Can't quite believe it's July! Kate starts school on August 9th so in my mind we have 1 month of summer left. So sad! Kate started swim lessons this week. It's every day M-Th for 2 weeks. I wanted to sign up Millie too but worried about getting her to actually go in and in a group setting so I just signed up Kate. Which left me with entertaining Millie and Henry on the sidelines in 106 degree temps. They had a huge shade but still... we had lots of snacks, cool drinks and our personal mister.
We also had to get some ice cream!
Then as we drove into our neighborhood my tire pressure light turned on. As I pulled into the garage and got out I heard the loudest hissing sound. Turns out there was a 3 inch shard of glass sticking out of my tire. Fortunately I thought quickly and backed out the van out of the garage before the tire went super flat. It was the passenger front wheel and would have been pretty impossible to get to had I left it in the garage. Talk about a big bummer though. Fortunately though we had made it home and I wasn't stuck on the side of the road in 110 degree temps with my 3 kids. We were home and thanks to Geico Roadside someone came and put my spare on within the hour so Tim wouldn't have to when he got home.
We spent Henry's nap prepping for dinner, making apple pie (because what's more American then that) and cranking up patriotic tunes!
The girls played in the kiddie pool too and helped make our fruit kabobs.
And then Tim surprised us with getting off early! And made it home just in time to turn on the grill on for me and cook our kebabs and hot dogs. It was so wonderful to have him home! Made it feel more like a holiday!
We also went swimming while our homemade ice cream churned. Here's Kate sneaking a taste. Sooo good!
We did sparklers early so Henry could enjoy them before heading to bed. And before me and the girls last minute decided to join some friends to go see fireworks.
Tot Town on Wednesday always makes us happy!
Kate saw a set of Wellie Wisher (American Girl Doll) books she really wanted at Costco. I told her she could use her lemonade stand money to buy them but she didn't have enough. I probably need to be better about having the kids do chores at home. I mean they make their beds, keep their room clean and help unload the silverware from the dishwasher but otherwise we kind of just do it all together or I do it. But Tim thought we could give Kate a little money to do some not so typical chores and Kate went at them with gusto. It was pretty dang cute!
Sparklers a couple nights later in the dark!!!