Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summer Recap

Well it's here.  Lunch is packed....the littles are in bed.....(not sure they are sleeping...as Sammy has already cried once).  New shoes are out and ready.  Tomorrow we will be back to our early early schedule...uggghhh.  Well...we are keeping our fingers crossed that all will go as planned.  Missy came down with a pretty bad little cold today (you know...Sammy didn't feel right about just keeping it to himself).   We had some tears at dinner over stuffy noses...and that little girl went to bed with one red, red nose (from her incessant blowing today) and pleading for the vaporizer.  She is sooo excited for the first day tomorrow and soooo worried she will be sick and miss it.  So we are praying extra hard that she wakes up feeling refreshed and ready for a new year!  I mean, really, it just wouldn't be a school year at our house if everyone were actually HEALTHY...geez!!!

I found some pics on my phone I haven't posted from our summer so I thought I would bid farewell to summer by posting a few.  Not gonna lie....it was not the summer I imagined.  The fractured pelvis put a little damper on all that I wanted to accomplish.   And even more disheartening is the fact that improvement has been minimal:(  It hit hard today when we were out playing and my sweet neighbor had to run all the way down our street to chase the ball my kids lost because I couldn't do it.  Recovery will take a lot more down time...time I don't want to take...but nonetheless will need.  Guess I should take it easy and just start making even more grand plans for next summer...because these kids definitely deserve it!!!

Sooo here are the last few weeks in a nutshell...

Sophia is always willing to share her fashionista skills with Sammy...and he LOVES his new look!

Getting a little silly before our Lorax movie night!

If you still haven't seen the movie...SEE IT!  It has a great message....

We read "Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand"  last week after bringing it home from the library.  The story is about Alex Scott, a little girl diagnosed with neuroblastoma shortly before her first birthday.  When she turned four she had a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for childhood cancer.  When she passed away at the age of 8 in 2004, she had already helped to raise over one million dollars.  Sophia loved the idea of us having a lemonade stand to help children who are sick like Alex.

Our sweet neighbors were more than generous in their contributions...and it was a glorious day!

Even little Sammy helped out a bit:)

We raised a little over $20 dollars in just a short time!!!

Farewell Summer 2012!

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