Saturday, September 17, 2016

Summer Accomplishments

With summer vacation over and school back in full swing, I have been reflecting on the time we had together. At the end of school, I was very worried about how our summer would play out.  The kids fight...a LOT. There is a 3 year gap between them and it shows, both physically and cognitively. I was pleasantly surprised at how well our summer turned out. We all had our moments of not getting along, but overall it was terrific. We had lots of fun and the boys both grew so much (physically and maturity)

Mr. J has been quite the little bike rider since he was 4, and he and his dad often go biking around local trails.   Mr. K desperately wanted to join them, but training wheels just do not do well on them with all the rocks and tree roots.  We told him once he learnt to ride without them, he could join their bike rides.

His first day of pedalheads camp he had them off and he didn't look back.  He improved so much, and had so much fun. Mr. J really enjoyed the camp as well and we moved him up to a gear bike which he learnt how to use properly on the trails.  Now we will be able to take advantage of the great areas around us as a family on our bikes.

One of the best things we did was get a fitness membership that included pool use. The kids were in the water quite consistently over the summer, and they did amazing.  They are both extremely comfortable in the water now, and while they don't know how to swim in context of proper technique, they did great and came a LONG way.  To the point that I am comfortable with them in the water and me watching from the pool deck.


  1. awe how amazing! i am so happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful summer and looks like you guys had loads of fun and your children accomplished quite a bit with your youngest being able to ride a bike with trainers :) I just finished reflecting on this summer and all we got to do as a family and all my oldest got to accomplish. She is autistic and was able to get her potty trained just in time for her start of school last week :) very proud

    1. Thank you :) that's awesome that your daughter was potty trained just in time for school! way to go!

  2. Sounds like a summer well spent. I love bike riding along the beach trail with the grandkids

  3. Sounds like everyone had a great summer, the biking and swimming sounds all great!!

  4. It sure sounds like a wonderful summer was had by all thats nice to hear!

  5. What a fun looking summer. My youngest daughter is still shy of taking the training wheels off.

  6. Glad you enjoyed your summer-great accomplishments. Summer is such a fun time and beautiful memories are created and "certain" goals met ;)

  7. The Diono is my dream car seat for my daughter, Olivia. She is nearly 7 months old and is almost too big for her bucket seat so we need a new one very soon!!!


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