Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Summer's not over yet!









































We've been having that feeling of urgency that means summer is drawing to a close. Aaron and Nathan played their last baseball game, and have been asking "how many days are left until school starts?" In another week we will find out who their teachers will be, we just received a boy choir schedule for the year, we scheduled our piano lessons -- all sure signs that August is ticking by.

But -- there's still lots of fun to be had before September! We traveled to Green Bay to go to an old-fashioned amusement park on the shore of the bay. Rides are 25 cents for little kids, and 50 cents for the 'big' kids. We had a ball for hours, and spent $12. :o)

We've done our share of swimming, since we finally had a few warm days during this unusually cool summer, and we're headed to a Brewer game and the State Fair later this week.

Last week brought a favorite new holiday to our home: Raksha Bandhan, an Indian celebration of the love between brothers and sisters. The kids all shared sweets and tied on string bracelets to symbolize the lifelong bond between them . . . and talked about the new baby sister who will celebrate with us in future years.

9 comments:

Jeff and Leslie said...

Looks like fun! We always like to schedule our vacations/trips toward the end of Summer, to finish it off with a bang! Celebrating Raksha Bandha is a great idea. I bet they're getting excited about a new sister! I hope everything is going smoothly on that end.

Our Family said...

The rides my kids would love...and what a bargin!! School started today for my oldest,he is in 3rd grade. I miss him being home already. Love the baseball pictures and the princess picture. We plan to celebrate the brother sister bond thing too. Still waiting on our call and it is driving me nuts!! :) Gidget

Julie & Patrick said...

Starting to feel that same anxiousness here too, unfortunately. If only summer could last forever!!

Looks like you've been taking the full fun advantage of being free fro the summer!!

Julie

Amy said...

What a fun summer! I love all the pics :) Hope the school year starts off well for your boys :)

Todd and Michele said...

You have to give me more details on the amusement park! Sounds like a good time for all. Enjoy these last few weeks before school start - we're anxiously waiting for Ahly to start 4K this year - where does the time go!

The Labontes said...

Looks like you guys are making the most of it! Love the pics of the Rakhi exchange. It's such a sweet holiday.

Kristy

ColleenC said...

Awesome summer pics! Anya Rashi is looking so grown up!! Great Rakhi pictures too- hard to believe that in the not too distant future you'll have another bracelet tyer-on girl!!

CindyO. said...

Anya Rashi is growing so fast! Time is flying right on by...looks like you are doing the same thing we are--everything you can while the weather and children are all holding out!!

I never knew we could pack so much into a couple of months!! Enjoy the rest of the summer..Hugs to all of you.

Pam said...

Somehow I missed this post. Anya Rashi looks so grown up all of a sudden. *sniff sniff* :) Looks like you guys are making the most of the final days of summer! fun!