The month started with America's Birthday! The 4th is always a lot of fun and this year it was packed...birthday party in the am (see below), friend party in the afternoon, and me...all alone...Adoring Jesus in the Eucharist while the fireworks boomed all around. It was a really amazing way to end the day but, you know, I don't take pics at Adoration so you'll have to just imagine :0)
|Italian with big bro and the birthday girl :0)|
|4th of July party - trying to put on a frozen t shirt|
|and picking up marbles with your toes|
|fun, fun, fun|
|This eventually descended into all-out-water-balloon-war|
|She requested smores as her "cake"|
|birthday girls :0)|
|I was really happy with how well they did...|
|even this one who would rather be reading|
A few pictures snapped before everyone headed into the pool.
More running and more rain then camp came to an abrupt stop because of the other athletic event that the five kids have been practicing for every week for months. It went wonderfully and we even got to take advantage of the rides this year. Gotta love Kennywood!
|Getting ready under the watchful eye of Our Lady|
|The whole crew!|
|He danced this year! Yay!|
|They had to bounce around in a crouch like that. Luckily 7-year-olds have good knees :0)|
|Nothing better after a long day of dancing...your own personal rainstorm.|
|This makes me laugh every single time...|
This year we began school the morning of Day 7 so we made sure to take the pictures before Mass, always dedicating our year to Jesus through Mary (and this year, by extension, through St. Anne!). May God bless our efforts in year 6!
|He was all about holding that sign this year. Cutie.|
|7 years in the Church family :0)|
Seriously, though, it's been a really wonderful month, even when it was crazy-busy. I look forward to school because, as I began this post, we seem to work better with structure of some kind. I'm sure August will be push-and-pull with sun-vs-school but there are ways to do both. Homeschool is a blessing in so many ways.
Wishing you a happy, healthy, end-of-summer. May it be abundant in family time and God time.
We are blessed.