We spent more time at home in July, and the amount of day camp laundry and Costco snacks we’ve plowed through shows it. Since the Fox has taken an interest in money, I’ve been using it to my advantage. Now he gets $2 for every load of laundry he does and $1 for having his day camp act together on time every morning.
July 4th was spent swimming and watching fireworks with friends, and many summer nights were spend walking the dog. I snuck away for a weekend with my oldest friends (I met them in 1987. I’m not kidding when I say oldest), MaM got some one on one time with grandparents, and the Fox and Leilan went on their first backpacking campout together.
Friday was the event the Fox has been waiting for – his second Swim Force swim meet. He signed up for two events, and despite having swum 2x that day at day camp (this was swimming week!), he gave it his all and was rewarded with two blue ribbons. And, more importantly to him, PIZZA. It was fun night to cheer all the kids on and see how much they’ve all progressed. Swim Force continues to be a great way for him to keep developing his technique and build endurance. If your kids have passed out of lessons this summer, consider having them join Swim Force. It’s a great way to insure they’ll retain everything they’ve worked on!
I’m glad we kind of chilled out in July, because August is almost already completely booked. School starts August 2nd. August 3rd MaM will officially be a teenager. August 10th we’ll celebrate Catherine with a “C” turning 105. There’s also the State Fair, the Indy Fringe Festival and other family fun scheduled. And our pool doesn’t close til Labor Day
Disclosure: Thanks to Goldfish Swim School for partnering with us to build my school-age swimmers’ confidence in exchange for my honest review of their programs!