By Margot | July 6, 2012
We’ve hit the beach a few times. Neil took the boys down last Saturday and Charlie got stung by a jellyfish. So he’s got that for a war story now. The 4th was too cold for the beach here but we had a nice day at the park and did a big hike with the Monaco boys and Luke Brunette. Then we watched the fizzled San Diego fireworks from the Monacos roof top deck. It was a good day.
We’ve been enjoying some time off from sports. Andy’s heels were hurting (we think he’s growing too fast and has something called severs so we’ve been stretching and icing) so we took a week off of soccer and he seems to be doing better. It was actually nice to have free afternoons. Both he and Charlie have been swimming a lot and doing playdates. We start next week with Andy’s summer baseball league and then the week after that he has a big soccer tournament so it’ll start to be busy soon. They both did a Scripps aquarium camp and really had fun. Andy got to disect a squid and Charlie learned all about different animal life in the oceans. I’m trying not to over camp them this year though they both have a couple of sports camp coming up and a chess camp at Balboa Park. Both boys are still so funny and active. Andrew’s loves to say, “No offense mom, but….” and then he says something like “those pants look horrible” or “this chicken tastes really bad.” Ha ha. So be careful if he’s talking to you and starts a sentence with “no offense.’ Charlie is still five going on 22. He still wants to hang with all of the big kids. He’s so darn cute these days.
Next week is Sam’s birthday and we are doing the celebration in the park on the day afterwards because the 13th is Andrew’s first baseball game. I see Sam’s friends now and they are so tall and some of their voices are so low it just knocks me out. We’ll bring some legos to the hospital that week in honor of Sam’s birthday and I thought I’d bring some water balloons to his party at the park this year since Sam loved water balloon fights.
That’s it for the summer so far that I can think of. I’ll post again on Sam’s birthday.