Isn’t this flower pretty? We planted wildflower seeds when we moved into our house, and every year we get different flowers. Last year we had a bunch that were over six feet tall, and this is my current favorite!
In June we celebrated our nine-year wedding anniversary, the birth of my sister’s son, beautiful weather, and one of my brothers moving to the Boston area. We got a very cool SLR camera as a joint anniversary/we’re-both-turning-thirty present. Mike and I are both in love with the gorgeous photos we can now take! Our informal French play dates turned into a semi-formal French class (run by the friend who we were having play dates with). We also started an informal round of science play dates – we’ll swap houses, with the host of the week running science experiments every Friday. Johnny and Emma both started speech therapy. Emma is learning to breathe correctly (so she can count past five and complete a sentence without gasping for breath), and Johnny will hopefully learn to pronounce consonants in addition to “h”, which he has perfected. Lily finally decided to crawl with BOTH knees on the ground, and she is becoming an increasingly expert climber – which has me more than a little nervous! We had quite a bit of muggy weather, and we are all very grateful for air conditioning!
As far as reaching June goals, we ate lots of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, and the kids thoroughly enjoyed picking strawberries. We donated a bunch of toys and clothes. I made an apron (post forthcoming), which sort of meets my goal of making at least one article of clothing? We spent a lot of time outside in June, particularly in the first half of the month before it got all muggy. The kids had a blast in their wading pool, and I’m sure we will spend more time in it this month. If you’re wondering, there is water in the pool in the above photo, and yes, Johnny is in it fully clothed. He considers wearing a swimsuit torture, so we just dry out some very soggy clothes after he gets out.
Goals for July:
- Appreciate turning thirty. I’ve had a wonderful life thus far, and look forward to many years (hopefully decades) to come. Target Areas: gratitude
- Catch up with friends. We’re hosting a couple of potluck barbeques in July, and we’re very excited to meet up with some Scottish friends! Target Areas: gratitude
- Keep the kids happy on our 40+ minute commutes to speech therapy – any suggestions? They do fine overall, but Lily doesn’t tolerate traffic, and once Johnny and Emma start to fight it’s hard to stop them since their seats are flush against each other and therefore well within poking, etc. range… Target Areas: health and peace
- Keep my plants alive! Target Areas: education and charity (towards the plants)
- Visit a farmer’s market
- Get some sewing done
I’m experimenting with a linky this month – just add your goals post to the linky below, and include the button or link back to this post!
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