Friday, June 21, 2013

I can tell this is going to be the Best Summer Ever

My little ballerinas
The last two summers were crazy.  Just having so many really little kids, always having a newborn, and moving twice in two years has really been hard on summer activity enjoyment. Even the summers before that were difficult because no one was really coordinated enough to play soccer or tennis.   This summer has been so different.  Henry and Bea are both doing tennis lessons(during which I either do a swim workout, run or bike ride for an hour) and then they, along with Clementine jump in the freezing pool and do a swim lesson every day.  We stay and play at the park for a minute before going home to eat a delicious meal and the kids do Rosetta Stone Italian, practice instruments, read books and play outside until Vivi wakes up from her nap and then we go do something fun like play at the pool or go to a park, museum or friend's house.  Henry had basketball camp this past week as well.  The kids are going nuts because they are so happy! It's just so refreshing to have kids all old enough to be self sufficient.  Even Viv just follows the other kids around and just goes with the flow.  This past week Clementine and Bea had their big ballet performance of Pinocchio.  Bea was a schoolgirl and Clementine was a jack-in-the-box. The girls have so much fun getting into their costumes and putting their hair up and make up on.  It's also the only time of the year they're allowed to wear red lipstick.  They strictly stick to a "light pink only" rule with all make-up and nail polish for the rest of the year.  I even took them to get their nails done at the salon for the first time ever and they were totally behaved and loved every minute of it!  I have to say it was the ultimate girls week.  Anyway, next week we're off to a family reunion and we can't wait to see our long lost cousins! I love you summer and I love you little kids!

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