June 19--Up, Up and Away--We attended a balloon festival today. It's been 11 years since I had attended, and it didn't disappoint, despite the 6 PM launch being delayed 90 minutes. In addition to the balloons, there were crafts, a juggling show, a playground and a field to run around in and play with inflatable balloons and other outdoor toys. The kids even made some new friends in the process.
June 20--To Infinity...and Beyond!--The kids have been watching all three of the "Toy Story" movies lately. Earnest exchanged a Spiderman vehicle he received as an almost duplicate present for a Hulk DVD and Buzz Lightyear today.
June 21--Summer Reading (List)--Trust learned the identity of her third grade teacher today. In the packet of information she brought home was the third grade summer reading list, which she perused on the back deck this afternoon. She said she read many of these last year, so we'll likely move on to the fourth (or maybe even fifth) grade lists this summer.
June 22--A Day at the Beach--Yesterday, Earnest asked to go to the beach. Interestingly, even though we've lived in our town for eight years, we've never gone to either our own little local beach or the nearby state park which has a little bit of a beach on the lake. I reserved a library pass for the state park system and today, Earnest, Imp and I went to the state park, even though it wasn't quite a beach day...it was about 70 degrees and even slightly rainy, but the boys didn't care.
June 23--The Party's Over--Chretien took the kids to our local amusement park today to entertain them while I had a lunch meeting for work. They were gone almost 12 hours, and didn't get home until a little after 10. The boys just went to bed fully dressed, and perhaps it's an inkling of future parties which may lie ahead in another 15 or so years(!) For now, it's cute.
June 24--"I Want to Read a Book"--For the past while, one of Imp's favorite things to do is "read a book"; that is, have someone read to him. This thrills us, even when it's not a convenient time. Who wouldn't want their child to be so interested in books? Now that it's summer, we go to the library several times a week.