I can't believe our summer is over! It feels like it went so fast, and yet we did so much.
All three of my kids love sun, water, and popsicles; and our summer was full of them!
My mom and I worked on my grandmother's life history over the summer. She came down to a few times so we could really collaborate and focus. We got a lot done, and we also had some fun. The kids enjoyed going to the zoo with Grandma.
We were also able to go to the Manti Pageant. Will & I were married in the Manti Temple, so we love to go down there. This year we decided that we would try to finish reading the Book of Mormon as a family in time to go down there for opening night. We did it and it was so fun to have Eliza say, "I remember when we read about that!" I'd like to make that a family tradition.
Eliza celebrated her half birthday in June. We let her have a party on her half-birthday since her birthday is on Christmas Eve. It has been working quite well. It's nice to be able to have a lot of her friends come over and play in the backyard.
Will was excited to go on a 50 miler with the scouts. He sure enjoys doing that. He spent a lot of time getting ready for it. We had fun making a hammock and tarp for him to take on that. He planned and figured for weeks and I sewed it for him.
I had a really great summer. We had a lot of fun, and I feel like I got a lot done, too. I took pictures at a few weddings. I also enjoyed doing a few family and senior portrait shoots. I spent a lot of time planning the curriculum for the coming year of preschool. I've decided to do my own since there are so many kids in our ward that are Eliza & Spencer's age. We have 8 kids that are going to do it this year. I've been yard-saling for supplies all summer and I'm really excited about it all! I also spent a lot of time working on my grandmother's life history, as I mentioned earlier...But I'll save that for another post.
I loved summer, but fall is my absolute favorite season and I am really looking forward to it. Happy Autumn!