It seems like last Monday was so long ago! This week the girls began their extra-curricular activities. They are all taking ballet. Ellie and Marly are at the studio where I took dance as a child. Abigail is in a 2s class at FYC. I need to be better this week about the down time between (bring books and snacks, etc) and when the weather gets cooler we can play at the park. Right now we are running the car and watching movies. My mom took Marly for the day on Monday, to spend some qt with her. Abigail, Voss and I went to the gyminators play area with Willow and the Leen kids. Book club was at Gara's house that night. Good dis Abigail had lots of fun play dates this week. She's so cute afterwards, "Mommy, that was a fun pay date". We did the music and movement class with Mr. Josh and her buddy, Sam. We had a "Welcome home party" for Ali on Wednesday and her buddies Tabby, Mabel, Niko, Julianna and William came over. Then, Thursday was her ballet class. It began really well. She was so excited to put on her leotard. Then something happened after the warm up and she spent the rest of the class crying on the floor. Such a bummer. I hope next week is better! The other girls loved their first day of dance. We had the Freemans for dinner Thursday night. I grilled burgers and dogs. Friday we checked out the new TCC reciprocal, the Amelia Island beach club. It was super nice! It's a pretty far drive, but the amenities were worth it! Looking forward to more beach days soon! We met the Freemans and Bentons at FYC for a drink that evening. Rain killed the swim plan so we ate pizza at the Freemans. After putting the kids to bed I went to my parents house to welcome my siblings in town. I hadn't seen my brother, Matt in 2 whole years! He's back from Japan and will soon be stationed in Whidbey Island again. Erik and Katie flew in for the weekend, too. So we had the whole Voss clan together for the first time in a while! Awesome weekend! We had Tabby's super candy Birthday on Saturday morning. Afterwards we went to my parents for some swimming. We did 5pm mass and then went to the Suns baseball game. I always think this is going to be such a great idea, but then we actually go and I remember how terrible it is with all the kids in the heat. Sunday we had a relaxing morning then took the boat and met the fam at FYC for brunch. We got caught in the rain on the way home, such an adventure! We did some tubing that afternoon. My sister, Katie was super sweet with Abigail. She was missing her today. We got a sitter for later that night and did a bar crawl with my siblings. Lots of fun! I loved catching up with them. You know I'm paying the price today. We went up to FYC for Labor Day today. The rain scared us away so we picked up subs and had lunch with the Freemans. This evening we had the greatest idea to go furniture shopping and use an OG gift card. Not the smartest thing we've done with over-tired kids past bedtime in the rain. Katie flew out this morning and Erik this evening. Watching them all leave always makes me sad. Luckily we have Matt for a few more days. And now we officially move into fall!