Well I'm not the kind to live in the pastI've always liked this song so that's, what, like 40 years now? You see where I'm going. It's the end of July and we have had our share of added excitement this summer but still, where did that summer go? It seems, when you're on this side of the hill, time moves at a much quicker rate.
The years run too short and the days too fast
The things you lean on are the things that don't last
Well it's just now and then my line gets cast into these
Let's look at July in fast-forward...the way we lived it.
4th of July
Yes, there were three days prior but I don't know what happened exactly, other than planning for this day. An extremely HOT parade, home to fete mom's 83rd, then off to a really terrible ballgame with Uncle Dave. God is good...excellent reason to head home early and regroup.
|How cute are these two?|
|Rocco, C and Rocco, A bring the banner|
|her last official duty as right guard|
|Ahh, this porch. I'm so glad it's ours.|
|We stayed long enough to see the pierogies race|
|and even saw some fireworks after we got home!|
On the 9th we remembered our sweet blonde's arrival to the world...we would never be the same! I'm guessing she'll always remember her 9th birthday (in addition to the coolness of turning 9 on the 9th) because this was our last day to visit our old home; the one she was brought home to all those years ago. We parked the car and took a walk to our favorite Chinese place for her birthday dinner, then took some time to say good-bye to all the things we loved. It was a good house, full of memories.
|I won't miss the crummy little side potty. at all.|
|I will miss the floors and the woodwork|
|and the wonderful flights (three!) of stairs - so many little people, up and down...|
|and my dear, beloved, laundry chute|
|We came with a 1-year-old and a microscopic person and we're leaving with these great gifts|
|God is unbelievably generous|
|this may have to be the Christmas card this year|
|he painted the rainbow so she would be happy and move to the third floor when she was 5 to accommodate the others who had come along after her|
|many happy memories|
|we all shed tears that night|
|back to our new home to celebrate this wonderful girl - #9!|
I have no pictures of the closing. We were really, really trying to get out quickly to make it to the pool - swim lessons for tiny guy!
July 18 - KENNYWOOD!!!
Not just any day at Kennywood, either, it was SLOVAK Day!!! We had officially resigned from our Slovak dance group (high schoolers take up a lot of time) but the leader asked if we would return one last time to help because some of the kids went to Europe for the summer and they needed more kids for the show. Of course...it's mainly so we can see all our nun-friends from Sisters of the Divine Redeemer. ❤
|He likes to dance but, of course, this is his favorite part of the day :0)|
|Prior to the "plunge" on Pittsburgh Plunge. He was a wee bit anxious.|
|See? More nuns!|
|another Kennywood in the books|
|May our first "official" year as Our Lady of Good Counsel homeschool be blessed!|