In the interest of time, I'll give you the highlights from the past couple of days.
*Taking Claire to the book fair at the elementary school by our house. She got to pick out 10 books (all the books were 50 cents a piece) and also got to check out where she'll be going to school in a couple of years. Unfortunately, the concept of "in a few years" is lost on her and she keeps talking about how she's going to her "new school" after the summer.
*Taking the girls to Storytime at the library. If you live in our area and have never been to the library, you need to go check it out. It's seriously the best library I've ever seen and the kids' section is enormous, with tons of books, board books, puzzles, computers and sitting areas. Claire loves storytime and did a good job of sitting still and listening to the teacher (which is a vast improvement from last year's storytime experience when Claire got on the stage every week).
*Claire's day at the Lake with Grandma Becky. According to Claire, her favorite parts were: picking flowers on the bank, getting splashed by a big boat (not sure about that one) and of course, her new Dora the Explorer life jacket. Everyone she's talked to since Sunday gets to hear about the new life jacket. And they also get to hear "LIFE JACKETS! SO WE CAN BE SAFE!" which is what Dora says every time she gets into a boat (in case you've never seen the show, Dora's normal talking voice is actually more of a yell, which is why I felt the need to capitalize that entire sentence).
*Seeing our favorite friends for a quick visit last night. We spent the entire evening outside, watching the big kids run around like crazy people and the little ones try to keep up. We were having so much fun we didn't realize it was after 8:00 until I saw Arden lay her head down in her swing and try to go to sleep.
So much for a lazy summer! This week we've got Ladies Supper club at my house, a trip to Chuck E. Cheese with Max and Riley on Friday, VBS starting on Sunday, swim lessons next week, Arden's birthday the following weekend, plus our weekly activities of gymnastics and speech. I think we're in for a quick summer break.