Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Week 33

Welcome back!  We're starting school this week--tomorrow in fact!!  It's so hard to believe summer is over already, and I still have a few last minute things to take care of. I'm running out of time.  At least I managed to get my jury duty deferred.  Talk about bad timing.  I was supposed to report Monday which I could have done, but then they changed it to Wednesday--the first day of school, the day John leaves for another business trip, and the day my oldest has another lesson with the driving school.  At least the court was very understanding and will call me again in a few months. For today I need to think of something fun to do on this last day of summer.  Too bad Tyler has to work.

We'll find something to do I'm sure and until then here are last week's pictures:

Day 223- Monday, 8/11/14
Yep, he's a big sucker alright.   Justin was enjoying this very blue lollipop today, and the blue tongue with the green braces was just too much--total photo op.

Day 224- Tuesday, 8/12/14
Summer sports camp ended last week so for this week Brandon's going to a day camp at the Bounce Spot and it sure wears him out.  He comes home all sweaty from jumping and pretty much needs a nap to recover.  This is how you know it's a good camp.  Sports camp never made him this tired.

Day 225- Wednesday, 8/13/14
Tyler and I met Lindsay and her mom today.  They are from Elk Grove and she will be attending a Medical Congress in Washington DC with Tyler this fall.  Both these kids were the one student chosen to represent their respective schools at this amazing event.  It's so great they are able to meet ahead of time and get to know each other before actually attending in November, and it looks like they'll also get to travel together for at least part of the trip.

Day 226- Thursday, 8/14/14
I finally found a Coke to share with Tyler ;0)   I was in Davis picking up a few things after work and wasn't even really looking.  I just happened to glance over and see his name out front in a small group of drinks near the deli section. Score!

Day 227- Friday, 8/15/14
These past few weeks after Teen Heros ended  Justin went back to tennis, and today is his last day before heading back to school.  Thankfully we have wonderful friends and neighbors that have helped him get there and back while I'm at work.  Those middle of the morning activities are the hardest for me to help with, and he really wanted to do this so I'm glad it all worked out.

Day 228- Saturday, 8/16/14
After spending most of the week working on kid stuff and prepping for the new school year it's time for some adult activities.  The Wong family came over so the kids could hang out and the adults could wine taste.  We went down the road to the Old Sugar Mill which is like a wine mall ;0)  I needed to restock my wine collection and wanted to have fun doing it--mission accomplished!

Day 229- Sunday, 8/17/14
Here's a sad sign of the times.  This is at our local park, but you also see them all over town.  I'm glad our city is doing something to help out, but I wish it hadn't come to this.  I'm hoping this next rain season is sooo much better and can get us out of this drought.  Some are saying it may be an el nino year and that would be great because it means lots of rain.

Wait!  One more:

August's Family Photo

We got this month's photo done early.  It's best to get it in before the craziness of the new school year consumes us.  There is nothing like enjoying a pleasant summer evening with the family around our fire pit.  It's a great way to connect and sum up our day or week although I think the boys enjoy burning up marshmallows or making s'mores more than the company ;0)

OK, all done!  See you next week.

The Mom Creative


  1. What a bummer that your summer is wrapping up! I hope all your boys have a good first day of school tomorrow. How cool that Tyler was chosen to represent his school in DC. I know you are proud! Have fun on your last day of summer! Love the August family pic!

  2. Happy back to school to you too! Looks like a nice end to a busy summer!

  3. Hope the school year has started off well. Today was our first day. Love the smores family picture! Congrats to Tyler on his selection to go to DC! Hope you get some good rain soon and lots of it! Have a great week!

  4. That's so cool that Tyler got to meet Lindsay before they go to Washington DC together. She looks like a cute girl! We start school on Monday, and I'm hoping it's a great year for all the kids. I know what you mean about drought conditions ... we're only allowed to water our lawns twice a month. Have a great weekend! :)