We have a 5th and 3rd grader now!!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
We have a 5th and 3rd grader now!!
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Last weekend, Jon snuck off to "pick up a surprise for me", but then returned home empty handed, saying it was too big to move.
I wondered with the boys - what sort of surprise is too big? Logan thought - maybe it's a car? I said naaah, he could've just driven it home! Hmmm, he said, then it must be a bathtub. 🤔
Babe, thank you so much, for not giving me a bathtub. 😆😘
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Today the family celebrated Nana's recent birthday with two competitive games of Scrabble (one of her favorite games).
Jon, Logan, my Dad and Kai worked an intense game in the living room, but the *real* action was watching the women in the dining room. 🤩
My mom and grandmother put up a good fight, but ultimately, Callum (with a little help from his Mom 😉) was named champion. 🏆
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Then, about 5 minutes before we needed to leave, he had an upset stomach and couldn't go - so I left him home with Jon and headed to the high school where we were to pick Logan up (he took the camp's charter bus home).
The first pic is what Jon texted me while I was sitting in the high school parking lot, waiting for Logan's bus to show up (they were late). Poor Callum was literally waiting by the door. ❤️
The next was a quick snapshot I caught of Logan after he got off the bus. I was surprisingly emotional when he arrived - I was relieved, and so happy, to see my son again.
And the last is of the two boys once we got home. I had parked in the driveway and Callum opened the garage door and ran out jumping up and down like crazy and then embracing his big brother. He missed him so much and was so very glad to have Logan home again. We all are!!
It was also sweet to see that half of the stuffed animals he purchased from the camp store were gifts for Callum (you can see a couple of the bears in his arms in the pics). After big hugs, they ran inside to solve Callum's scavenger hunt - which was also pretty dang cute.
Logan had a really amazing time. He was pretty dazed and tired when he got home and just zoned out for a bit watching tv and playing on his laptop. But I knew he'd sorta need the space and downtime to just chill. He chatted a bit when we drove home, but it wasn't until much later this evening, after he had re-energized a bit, that you could see his mind racing as he excitedly told me all sorts of stories about his time at camp.
All that said, he seems really happy to be home too. There were friends who didn't want to come home and wanted to stay at camp longer - but that wasn't Logan. He told me one week was long enough - maybe a little too long - but he was still glad he went. I guess we'll see what he thinks about that next year! ;-)
Friday, August 17, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
We're missing Logan today, wondering what he's up to and what he's been doing at camp. We're able to send one-way emails to him (that get printed as letters and delivered to him at camp), but he can't email back (though he could send a snail-mail postcard or something back to us).... so at this point, we just have to assume no news is good news and he's doing fine! 😬🤞🏼
We passed by a "give blood" Stanford truck and I told Callum that someone who donated blood to one of those trucks helped him when he was really sick....
So he says "Wait, so I have someone else's DNA in me?!?"
A little bit later, as we were driving home, he made the following observation: "Mountains and hills are like my mortal enemy. And yet we live on one."
Sunday, August 12, 2018
I took a few pics of the camp as we walked to the boys' cabin. A gorgeous setting somewhere between Tahoe and home. 😍
Friday, August 3, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
So, I made the boys hang out on the lawn outside while I attended a quick class to help stretch me out. I'm so glad I went - it helped a bunch AND made the boys soak up a few days outside (vs staring at a screen, which they've been doing a lot of since we've been home!). :)
Tuesday was our first full day in Paris, when we visited the Eiffel Tower, and checked out the Arc de Triomphe and walked along Champs-Élysées.... I'm actually surprised we didn't hit 20k steps that day!
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
|These guys have had their moments where they really push each others' buttons.|
But, they also get along SO DAMN WELL.
|He finally found his perfect souvenir! A puppet of a guard! LOL|
|Our last ride on the tube! :(|
|Reading to each other while we wait (in another looooong line) to check in!|