Friday, July 31, 2009

End o'July

Our last day in NYC was great. It was "free and cheap" day - visiting Emily's small and quaint church (Anna and Colin finally got to touch a piano keyboard), incredible Thai lunch specials, free kayaking on the Hudson, viewing Lady Liberty from the Staton Island Ferry, take-out Indian.

We had a great time with Emily, and I'm glad my kids finally got to see the big city. It went by so fast!

Back at home, its work, laundry, wrestling kids, business as usual. Last night at dinner, we told the kids, "Oh boy, can't wait until school starts again!" They said, "What do you mean?!? Don't you like being with us?" Oh yes, we do, but we also like the school year, with its routine. You have to get up early, so you go to bed early. You go to school all day, and come home tired.

Of course, in May I couldn't wait for school to end, to relax the routine. I haven't had to pack any lunches or get anyone up early for breakfast. When both kids are playing so nicely together in the evening, it is nice to be relaxed and let them stay up late. I guess we enjoy the difference.

Only 3 weeks left of relaxed summer! Hard to believe, its gone so fast. When those kiddoes stay up late, its hard to find time to blog regularly. I guess that's what's been happening to many of my friend bloggers.

Unfortunately, there's no end in sight for the scorching temperatures here in Texas. My tomatoes, and my brain, are fried...


peevish said...

Our school starts in TWO weeks. I hate to think about getting back into that routine, but the time to myself will be a swell trade-off.

Don't know what to say about the temps. It has been blissfully cool here, but the forecast tells of a warming trend. It will feel hot for us. We know: we are spoiled.

get2eric said...

Sounds like you had a good time in NY
We had a good cruise with a few disappointing items that kept it from being great. The scenery, at least when we could see through the fog, was great

ColeBugsmommy said...

Just last night I was telling Cole that I was sad that school was starting in a few weeks and jokingly said that I wish he could stay home with me forever. He looks at me and says, "What, you want me to stay a 2nd grader my whole life?" LOL

Emily said...

I enjoyed your visit, too! Still miss you guys.