Well a new post is long over due. We had a crazy busy summer. Braden had camp at IA for two weeks straight for the first few weeks of June. Then Grayson had Art camp which he loved. We had a brief break which allowed me to pack us up for Panama City Beach and we had an amazing vacation at Splash Resort. It took a little while for Braden to settle in. He wasn't a big fan of the beach but we rented Cabana chairs for two days and the shade along with the baby powder trick to get the sand off his feet worked pretty well for him while the rest of us got to enjoy some sand and sun. Grayson enjoyed the beach but the lure of the pool was just too much. He wanted to spend all his time there. But he did manage to play in the sand and beach waters for a little bit and we are hoping next year they will spend more time on the beach. As with everything they need time to embrace new things. I will say Braden use to would have never even walked on the sand but he did it with little resistance. He really enjoyed the sprayer for your feet going back up towards the pool that cleans your feet off. That was the best. He also throughly enjoyed the splash area and mostly just sat and watched the other kids. But he did sit and tread through the water and much to our amazement he went under the bucket one time. There is a huge bucket at the top of the splash area that fills with water and then dumps over with a pretty good amount of force and a lot of water. I didn't get a picture because honestly I was in shock at that moment. But he went over, stood under it and looked up waiting for it to dump on him. He didn't freak out or run. He took it like a champ. He only did it once but Grayson wouldn't have a thing to do with it and he is the daredevil of the two. It's crazy how they still surprise us. Braden and Grayson both loved the lazy river so when their cousins came to visit us they played on the lazy river a good bit of the time. We were able to enjoy several nights out to dinner and really enjoyed eating out with my cousin and her family. We haven't seen them since the kids were really little. So it was really nice to catch up. All in all the trip was a great success. So much so we plan to go back next summer.
After vacation we had another little break and then B went back to camp. Unfortunately he got sick and now has an ear infection. G just had his open house at school and he walked in like he owned the place. He is more than ready to start school on Monday and did great talking to his new teacher and exploring the classroom. He wasn't very happy that he only gets to go one day next week. I didn't fully understand the phase in concept. Not good. But Nana is coming down to help keep him busy so we aren't couped up for another several days now that B is sick. Plus our washer is broke and the repairman is coming Tuesday so another boring day for a 6 year old.
Hoping to get B all cared for and feeling better before he goes back to school on the 17th. He didn't even need prompts for his Dr visit. Poor kid felt that bad. He is like help me please. Sweet B.
We are looking forward to this upcoming school year. We feel like this is going to be a really good year for both of the boys. They are in good hands and we are thankful.
On another note I have gotten at least one but sometimes two girls nights a month. Once the boys are back in school I am looking forward to lunches and pedicures with my friends. Makes up for being on the road several hours a day. But we all know B is worth it.