Well, July’s done. Shooooot. It’s already August. I’m telling ya, tomorrow’s going to be October. SLOW DOWN!
The boys went to their first week of sleep-away camp in July with their best buddies, Noah and Joshua. They LOVED it. I thoroughly enjoyed reliving my own CYO days and hearing all about the hike and overnight under the stars, the late night kitchen raids, the games, Mass (with none other than our own parish priest, Father Todd!), campfire, the cheesy songs, etc.
While the boys were away, Kayli and I did play. We had three days in a row of play dates with friends. We spent an afternoon with my dear friend Kate, had our friends from Kayli’s gymnastics class over and we spent a day at Remlinger Farm – which is full of rides perfect for the 4ish year old crowd. Including pony rides!
Also, in July, I interviewed for and accepted a job! I’ll be the music teacher at Newport Children School. It’s a huge preschool (300 kids) and has been a place I’ve been eyeing for a long time. The music teacher of 25 years is retiring, so, HERE I AM! Come September, I’ll be teaching there four mornings a week and continuing my Little Ditties Music Academy classes at Montessori schools two afternoons a week. Life’s picking up a bit, people. Busy times.
Last week, Mike and I had a week of early anniversary celebratory festivities. We went to a nice Italian restaurant and saw Wicked at the Paramount. Awesome. We went to the Space Needle for dinner (our first time in the restaurant – though I did have my Senior Prom there) to celebrate with our best friends, Jason and Rebecca – it was Jason’s daughter’s 18th birthday outing. Super fun to be included in that!
In the middle of all this fun, we managed to jet off to Paris to hit up a flea market where we scored an adorable coffee table and gorgeous kitchen table.
OK, I wish. But we did get all, Pinteresty crafty and refinished our kitchen table (that I’d done blackboard paint on three years ago) and refinished our good ‘ol Ikea coffee table. I love ‘em!
Ready for Camp!