Been a bit lax on the updating. It's not that there's nothing going on, just that I've been overworked, exhausted and, let's face it, grouchy. Unfortunately the nature of the work I do is that just as the summer hits full swing, the amount of work and its pace hits fever pitch. One of these days I need to find myself a nice college that closes for the summer.
So what have we been up to? Last Sunday was a trip to the beach with friends and their kiddos- forgot the camera. Still, it was a great day- the beach at Fort Foster in Kittery is not too crowded and has beautiful clean water and open space for putting up a canopy and grilling. There's also a small playground, and the old WWII bunkers for bigger kids to explore. We brought snacks and magazines and kites and sand toys, and a good time was had by all....
What else? Well, this past Saturday was the event of July....talking about the NoBer Nason partay....yummy grilled chicken and veggies, beer, potato salad and fruit and rice krispie treats and....I forgot my camera. Again. I am so fired.
The rain came in downpours but cleared up...there was music and there were kids everywhere. Kids in the kiddie pool, the sandbox, on the swings...I love the chaos of gatherings where lots of kids are afoot. Just makes me happy, maybe since their enthusiasm for stuff is so infectious. Later in the day there was crazy dancing and tired kids in jammies while the adults tore themselves away to head home. Thanks to Beth and Steve for a great time yet again!
We did miss Phil and Sri, especially since the NC Roes were up....sibling mania...but very important people missing. I wish I had taken pictures for you- I hang my head. I will post a Lou Picture of the Day each day to make up for it.
The Lou has been having a tough time with yet more teeth. I didn't think there were more coming for another year or so, but there are two more molars insisting upon getting into that teeny mouth. And she's got the runny nose and slight fever that they tell us all does not go along with the teeth. Huh.
In other updates, for the bargain price of a case of beer, we got a kitchen table and chairs. The getting is not really the news; the stuff's been sitting in my living room for about two weeks. I finally got my act together and relocated everything that lived in the island so we could move it on out. Then Eric came over and I put him and Pete to work.
I don't know why we've gone so long without a table in there. I get a little surge of happy each time I walk into the kitchen. Best of all, we don't have to wash a booster chair tray 500 times a week.