I cannot believe it is already close to the end of summer vacation for these kids! I just love this picture of them! Summer pictures of their sun-kissed faces are SO my favorite! They have done really great as far as sticking to a schedule and mostly keeping up on chores. Not perfect by any means, but hey, I guess they are kids after all! They have done a lot of swimming, many trips to the library, various excursions on the city Bus, research projects, sleepovers with grandparents, the list goes on!
The best part is yet to come, though, as this coming week they get to meet me on one of my business trips in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. There is an amusement park very close to there and Bryan is planning on taking the kids a couple of days while I am working. Then I will meet them in the evenings, (after it cools off...hehe!). They have been working hard this past week to get their rooms all cleaned out and organized, mowing lawns, and various other "big" chores, in order to earn this trip. I know they are so excited. I think it will be fabulous for them. We do not do too many extravagant things, (they have never been to Disneyland) so when they get to do stuff like this, they are always so grateful. I love that about them! I will do a follow-up post with pictures.
Although it will be nice to get everyone back into a routine, I sure do love the more relaxed feel of summer. I will certainly miss it!