Sunday, July 31, 2016

Long Summer

This summer has been a little hectic for our tiny family. Kyle has been working all hours of the day and night up at camp, as usual. I have been in Montana for three weeks to finish up my Montessori primary teaching certification course. Sora has been bouncing around between grandparents and summer camp. We have all been busy and entertained in our own ways.

Here are some of the highlights: 

Sora flew with my parents to Michigan to spend a week with her cousins. She had a midnight flight, so she got a very late night treat of clam chowder.
They spent most of their time in Indiana at a Jellystone camp ground. There were a lot of water features and other fun things for kids to do, so the three girls had a great time. 

They also went to the Henry Ford museum which apparently was amazing! 
Sora came back to Washington on a Saturday and the next morning, she was back up at camp for a full week in a cabin with another cousin and some friends from school and past camp. An entire cabin of 7 year olds!
While on her overnight, she lost her top front tooth. This is one of the last before pictures. Look at that gorgeous smile!
Sora even chose to play in some of the camp games that she often sits out of. She is super competitive and won't play games if she doesn't think she will win. Here she is teaming up with a 10 year old boy (her favorite demographic) for Predator/Prey - a tag/hiding/surviving game.

And of course there were friendship bracelets involved. 

After 5 days at camp, Kyle's mom picked Sora up and took her to Lake Chelan.

 Sora really wants to have long hair, but it keeps getting tangled and she hates having it brushed. We've compromised for now with many braids.

And while Sora was busy having fun, I was in class every day. There are a bunch of pictures, but I will spare you the Montessori madness and just show you two of my daily Montana life. I stayed at an AirB&B that was 2 miles from the school. Luckily, I got to use a bike so I rode the bike to class every morning. Sometimes, I stopped at Starbucks on the way (it was a very perfect bike ride and super convenient to everything). So, this is a picture from my last morning with my Americano inside of the coffee cup.

And that has been our summer so far. Now that we are all back in the same state, we have 2 weeks left of summer camp and 2 weeks left before I go back to work. I'm hoping to squeeze a few adventures in, but we'll see what happens!