It has been unseasonably cool, so we've only visited the community pool once. I did want to be sure that we got a trip to the beach in though. Along with a day at the state fair, that is a top priority. We had a fun day last week although Liam was a bit cranky. I'm fairly certain he hadn't had enough sleep the night before. When he's sleep-deprived, he is very negative. He complained all day--at each and every lakeside activity. For the next few nights, I made sure he got lots of sleep (11 hours is always my goal for him). He hasn't had cranky day since. Well, not overly cranky, anyway.
We have a few things left on our bucket list but for the most part, I can say we've done everything we wanted--and more! Henry is finishing his two week session of enrichment classes. They are held on the beautiful campus of the school I dreamed he'd attend. "Dream" is the right word because that is all it is--the tuition is 3x as much as what I pay for parochial school. Henry's (and soon to be Liam's) current school serves its purpose. For the most part, I like it well enough. There are always some bumps and hurdles because we are not Catholic and I'm not a stay-at-home mom but I think those things bother me much more than Henry. He likes it there, he has lots of friends and all of the adults are good to him. Sometimes you have to know when to stop dreaming and just be thankful for what you have.
|Beach food a la Liam|