We packed a lot into the last 16 days! I hope I can remember it all. :-) Here's a memory-jogging recap for us. (The boys really don't want to do their own this time.)
I had tea with my friends. I also went out for drinks and Italian food with my friends on a different night.
The boys got to hang out with the Jones family at a little league game.
David visited with his brother in NJ for a weekend and had a work trip to Kansas City.
The boys and I all had dentist appointments.
Tommy and I did a 550 piece Legend of Zelda map puzzle. We really enjoyed working on it. I think we need more puzzles.
We attempted to do basketball camp at the high school. We failed. Tommy had to bail on the first day because of unexpected stomach issues, and Charlie hated the first day with such vehemence that I never had the heart to make them go back. I'm kind of OK with this.
I managed to remember the Orkin man was coming and was showered and dressed before his arrival.
I went through All The Clothes. The trunk of my car is now full of hand-me-downs to give away. Charlie has a dresser full of hand-me-downs from the shed. David and the boys all have new clothes that fit. I am now out of money.
David took us on a random hike around the Albuquerque Volcanoes. We called the outing "Unpreparedness Training" because that's how David rolls. We would have walked farther if we'd had water with us.
We introduced the boys to falafel, and discovered that the San Pedro Mediterranean Market has EXCELLENT food.
My brother, both of David's parents and our beloved piano teacher all had birthdays.
Tommy's friend Aisling spent a quiet day at our house with us.
Tommy got to spend the night at his friend Chris' house.
Charlie got to spend an evening with his friends Waverley and Aubrey.
Because of excellent play-date planning, David and I got to have a date night. We had a nice dinner and saw the movie Spy (hilarious!)
I took the boys on an early-morning walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center. The water level in the river is still quite high, and the area is very green after all of the rain we saw in May and early June. We saw a wild coyote while we were walking! It ignored us, thankfully.
I introduced the boys to Starbucks Frappucchinos. That may have been a mistake.
We went to see Jurassic World in the theater. The boys loved it.
I introduced the boys to a bunch of old-school movies. Tommy and I watched Clue together. Charlie watched both of the Wayne's World movies. We watched The Mummy and The Mummy Returns as a family. I tried to get them to watch Flash Gordon with me, but I ended up watching it by myself. I love movie nights in summer.
We watched the Phineas & Ferb series finale. Everyone cried. It's the end of an era. The first episode aired the same year Charlie was born, and we've never missed an episode.
The boys started their Java Programming with Minecraft online classes. They're LOVING it. I don't even mind the extra screen time because it's educational.
The boys and I made a fun candy-covered poster for David Father's Day.
We spent this past weekend with our college friend Tage and his family. We probably haven't seen him in 18 years! The highlight of the visit for the boys was and outing to The Cascada hotel water park.
We also read books during the last two weeks, of course. I think Charlie's trying to read Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, but I think it's going to end up too long for him. Tommy finished the 5th and 6th Wings of Fire books, and is anxiously waiting for the 7th to come out at the end of the month. The highlight of my reading was The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris.