Thursday, September 19, 2013
Summer Vacation 2013
Brody has become quite the big boy who will give everything a try and wants to you take him seriously but behind the scenes he still likes to be cuddled like a baby, suck his thumb, and hold on to pink nye nye. Over the last year he started to learn violin. I didn't think he would want to do it but he was actually very excited about it. He would come home and show me using a book how he holds his violin and when he finally got to bring it home I was in tears watching his concentration. We were one proud family to see him get up on stage and play in front of an audience. He is counting the days down to more lessons starting this October.
He has a lot in common with Coolidge but he is not as outdoorsy as him. This summer Brody enjoyed swimming and became quite a swimmer in a short period of time. He also became a diver. I'm not at all surprised because when he puts his mind to it he gets it done. His willingness to do it so fast motivated Coolidge and Coolidge also became a diver this summer. Brody doesn't like fishing like Coolidge but he did get a lot of time playing basketball. He's very athletic and enjoyed the trampoline parks this summer. Luckily there were no injuries for him. Now that we are home and back into the swing of school and weather changing I am reminded that Brody gets croup every September or October. It is amazing how immediately his lungs take on that change in germs and allergies and the cough begins and slowly becomes a bark as the night progresses. I don't want to rush them growing up until that night when I long for him to grow out of that. Its those sort of nights that I am glad I don't have a job to go to the next morning because I can't imagine getting up and taking my other son to school and then off to a job feeling like a zombie. My hat is off to working mother's.
Over the summer we spent a lot of time with family. Each summer is a little different and this one seemed to be all about cousins, aunts and grand parents. This year the boys chose not to celebrate their birthday at the park with some of their friends. Instead we went to Great Wolf Lodge with two of my sisters and their kids. They had a great time playing in the water park and solving their wizard mission with their new wands. I was exhausted but worth it to see how much fun they had.
We spent the longest amount of time in Seattle this year. We left the day after school finished and didn't come back until a week before school started. We were blessed with amazing weather in Seattle and made sure to do some of our favorite things to do and add some stuff we hadn't done. I just wish we could see them more than just once a year.
We are looking forward to some family visits this year. We were unable to take our annual trip to the Jersey Shore this last spring so we are excited to do that this spring. Looking forward to a new year full of fun and exciting things with my family. It truly is amazing that you never know where you life will take you. I spent last year just hoping the next day will be brighter and this year I look forward to what's coming my way.
I hope all my readers are doing well and if you are not trust me the storm may seem long and rough but it always passes.