Summer’s Break

 

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The lake is warm, and we’ve had quite a few visitors over to play in the water. (Notice the Carp splash in the water by the grass).

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This summer we’ve spent more time than usual with company at the beach as well. Usually we enjoy the beach during the quite times of winter. We’ve had a couple of bon fires, long walks, and many sunsets.

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The boys were so excited about the Otter Rock n Roll  Surf Day – that they joined the local Tiger Sharks Surf Club, a 4 H Community Businesses sponsored event. They have had some swimming practice at the pool followed by a 5 hour flat water surf clinic at the lake.  I got to play around on a paddle board listening to all of the instruction, I really learned a lot! Board Control is key!  They finished that day being pulled back and forth across the lake by a Jet Ski while standing on surf and paddle boards.  FUN! A neighbor saw them and thought it was crazy!  I think we have a gym day and then another lake day – and then a Beach Day!

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The boys tried out for the Missoula Children’s Theater this year – and they both got a part!  In The Frog Prince, Nate was a Knight and Jon was a Turtle/Swamp Thing. Nate showed up expecting to work the sound system again, and ended up with a part. He was pretty excited. I was really pleased to see how active he took his roll, without being shy or embarrassed.  He had a lot of fun! He was able to memorize the play quickly.  Oh. My little 6 foot 2 inch boy all growed up.

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Jon made a fine turtle, and sang with gusto. He was the happiest swamp thing ya ever did see.

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And me?  I’ve been pre-planning for fall.  Completely re-worked the library/classroom, revamped my Homeschool Tracker Plus to get us ready to shift into 9th grade, and have been reading more teacher guides and how to’s than I care to mention! We have had company every day, and spend the night visitors just about every other day. My car died the day after this photo – and I think I must have left my camera in the car, as these are the last photos uploaded. Can’t find the camera any where in the house. . . . . I’ll need to swing by the mechanic and look for it!

Lots of reading, nature study, fellowship and yard work for us this summer – We’ll pop in and keep ya posted!

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7 Responses to Summer’s Break

  1. What fun! Being involved in the theater at a young age was a transformative part of my childhood — just a great experience for your kids!

  2. North Laurel says:

    Great photos of the deer (of course). We love the Missoula Children’s Theater! Looks like your boys had a great time 🙂

  3. I love deer. We don’t see them in my neighborhood, but when we go to the foothills of the Sierra’s we see them. I love their graceful way about them. 🙂 I did not realize that they were swimmers. 🙂
    Kate

  4. pebblekeeper says:

    They swam around the dock to get to our beach. (There is a small 2-3 foot beach below the grass line). We’ve never seen them swim before either!!!

  5. Are the deer swimming or wading? I have never seen that! How lovely your area is!
    Warmly,
    Kate

  6. Wow, you have been super busy but with lots of fun summer things!

    I absolutely love the deer in the lake photo!

  7. soa1 says:

    Maybe the boys will end up in Hollywood!

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