Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer is in full swing!

Last weekend was nothing short of delightful.  Saturday started off with dance class.  With only three more classes and one recital to go before we break for the summer, I can’t believe that Parker has completed her first year of dance.  Both of us have made friends during the year and have really enjoyed this activity.  I’m looking forward to picking up with the same group of girls and moms in the fall.  With that said, I’m loving that we get our Saturday mornings back! Well, depending on when we schedule Parker’s swim lessons at Goldfish.  An evening might work out best so that we can dedicate our weekends to the beaches, lakes, and pools!

Parker gives the okay to spending lots of time outdoors!

Teagan's not mad about it either.
After dance was nap and Kris’ parents arrived.  We chilled at home, grilled salmon and brats, and enjoyed the nice weather.  Sunday we were up and at the Rochester Heritage Festival.  Downtown Rochester on a sunny Sunday…doesn’t get much better than that.  A long walk next to Paint Creek, small business vendors, classic cars, petting zoo, playground, and a camel ride (these will NEVER get old!) made for a memorable day. 

On one of the 30 fire trucks.  We also got to spray a fire hose :)

Best $10 I've ever spent.

Loving her family

Country gals!

Hand sanitizer please!

Back home for naps then to the beach! 80 and sunny, who cares about the temperature of the water.  Actually, it wasn’t too frigid.  The local lake has a separate kid area that’s about two feet deep so we didn’t get too submerged, until we had to chase fearless Teagan all around.  That girl! No fear of the water that’s for sure.

Pineapple popsicles. Life is good.

My little ladies.

 Monday we headed downtown again for the Memorial Day parade. Every night before bed I ask Parker to tell me about the favorite part of her day.  Every night since Memorial Day she has replied with “the parade.”  After the parade we took a leisurely stroll through town, ending at the park again for playground fun and river wading/rock picking.  Back home again for naps, a dip in our huge inflatable pool, more grilling, more romping around outside, then bed.

Enjoying the show luxury style, double BOB

Whew! I forget how busy our summers are until we’re in the midst of them once again. But it's fun busy, the best kind of busy.

Busy summers also include plenty of sidewalk chalkin.

The home buying and selling process is progressing as it should be.  On Monday we get to meet the family buying our home! From a quick Facebook search (creepy? probably) we found it’s a couple, late 30s, with two young boys.  And the kicker? The husband is from OHIO! Knowing that a family like us is buying our home gives me the warm fuzzies.  It’s a great house.  I know they’ll love it for years to come.

The inspection on our new house went great.  A few minor repairs are underway, appraisal will be soon, and we have a close date of July 11th. Happy 31st bday to this lady!

We had quite the home search list.  Want to hear it?

-In Adams High area

-End of cul-de-sac

-Not backing to neighbors

-Not backing to a road (we back to a major highway not.  Blocked by trees but still noisy.  Not ideal)

-Not full of wood trim, wood doors, and general dated feel (the bulk of the homes in this school district are 70s and 80s.  Very established area so this was the impossible task).

-Updated roof and windows.  Do you know how much windows cost?? Like a full year of tuition at OU.  Or an amazing vacation.

-In the school bus zone.  Practically impossible to find.  The first home we offered on was .5 mile from all schools, so no buses (have to be 1.5 miles away).  I can't count on my children to walk every day (in middle school) so buses HAD to be available.

-Kid friendly.
Let me tell you, we got kid friendly.  The three times we've visited our new home, the entire cul-de-sac, parents, kids and all, are all hanging out together outside.  The moms are great . The kids are young.  The parents have vouched about what a great sub this is, and how everyone here is just like us--moving to this area for the schools, and that we'll be so happy with this street.

I'm overjoyed!

The nice door! The nice walkway! The shutters! The everything!

Part of the kitchen :)

Another fun and busy weekend started today.  Getting the not so fun out of the way first—quote from movers (MUCH more affordable than I imagined) and doc appointment for Teagan.  BUT it was followed by delivery pizza and a movie.  Dance tomorrow, my parents visit, then the beach.  Sunday morning is open followed by a bday party for Parker’s friend and soccer.

Weekend, we're ready for ya! Hope everyone has a great time breaking in June 2014!

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