Sunday, July 27, 2008

summertime update

Trip, done. Family reunion, done. Our two major events for the summer are over I am happy to say. Our vacation to California was fun. We spent 3 days at DisneyLand. I was surprised to see how much smaller it is than Disney World. John John was able to ride his favourite ride, Autopia, about 8 times. Car man he is. He was a little disappointed that he couldn't drive a car himself. However the lines were never really that bad so he got to go a lot. We also hit many other rides. We got to meet up with friends we made 6 years ago. We had lunch with them on the 4th at the Rainforest Cafe. Then on the Sunday we went to their house for a birthday party. We visited the Reagan Library in Simi Valley before going to their house. On Monday we did all that we could in Beverly Hills and Hollywood. We were able to go to John Tracy to show John the school he attended for 3 weeks in 2002. We definitely crammed in a lot in one day! Our trip was fun, and just a little different than our usual trip to the beach. Last weekend was my family reunion. There were 28 people here on Saturday. It was extremely hot so most of the day was spent in the pool. My niece Sadie wasn't too keen on swimming. She did enjoy throwing in the beach ball, but trying out her ladybug was not in the cards. Everyone enjoyed a relaxing day. It was nice just to visit with no other purpose. I will probably do it again next year. However preparing is always a lot of work! July has also been busy with summer enrichment camps for John John. He went to our local college the first 2 weeks for cooking classes. He really enjoyed that. Last week and this week he's been going to our district's enrichment. He has had fun. August will be a little less structured. Tentatively he's heading up to Grandma and Grandpa's for a few days. It will be a nice break for all! Then before we know it, summer will be over, and it's back to the daily grind. John heads out overseas in less than 7 weeks. Where does the time go??

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

heading out for vacation

and I haven't even blogged in a month! Oops. The school year wrapped up last week. All in all John had a very productive 2nd grade year. His teacher was excellent, and he learned a lot. If only his handwriting would improve, but I guess that's wishful thinking. Maybe his cursive will be better. John sort of slacked off with his work, and his marks for this last quarter showed. Bad mom for not pushing him, but some days it was a battle.
We are taking our summer vacation now instead of August. Tomorrow we fly out for California. We will be staying in Anaheim and hitting Disney Land. It should be a fun time. John John is excited to go. I'm also glad to have our big trip over at the beginning instead of later. I seem to have a slower summer so John john and I will have lots of together time. May be a good thing?? Family party is the weekend of July 18. My one brother is too busy to make it down. I guess it's good that I'm close to my two other siblings. Guess I should go and get the rest of the packing done. Ta ta for now.