August is winding down and finally cooling off as we get close to settling into a rhythm when school starts next week. Finn will be heading to Kindergarten, and Meg to preschool. I'm excited to watch them continue to grow and learn. Of course there's a part of me that will always want them to stay little and innocent, but mostly I'm excited!
Roy and I hit our 9 year anniversary, and spent a night away up in midway at the Homestead. After 9 years, I can say that Marriage is something that doesn't just happen, it's something that has be nurtured and worked at. Roy is my partner through it all and continues to love and respect me as his equal. He is a crazy hard worker, and still makes me laugh until I get hiccups. I love his little quirks and willingness to serve constantly. He's a rockstar!
We have filled up the remaining few weeks of freedom with fairs, carnivals, and a little Olympics...just because we could.
We are lucky to live so close to family and the county fair and get to go every year with our cousins. This year E was really having none of it (combination of the heat, and no sleep). The only time she wasn't screaming or crying was when we stopped for some cotton candy, and the petting zoo where she could get a closer look at these little goats.
A few days ago we had a scary ordeal when Finn went missing for about an hour. I had told him to clean up his toys downstairs while I put the girls to bed, but when I went to down to check on him I couldn't find him anywhere. Pretty soon we had the whole neighborhood looking for him, and the police were called. Luckily, we had a neighbor come over and look through the house again, and discovered him under the sheets of the bed in the guest room...the one Roy had crawled across and looked completely empty. So besides aging 10 years, and looking like an idiot, all is well!
Our neighborhood always throws an end of summer carnival, and the kids always love it!