Month: July 2013

Flash of Summer

 - by Gretel

I can hardly believe that school starts in a month for Jeffrey and me, and in five weeks for Ilyana!   Summer has flown by.   Ilyana has been at summer school for a preview of her first grade classroom, and Evelyn is thriving at her school-based daycare program.  Jeffrey continues to teach, and I’m up to my eyeballs in work.  A vacation is in the offing for me shortly, which will be very nice.

In late June/early July we were fortunate enough to have Grandma Jerry and Grandma Laurel in town.  They stayed with the girls while we got away to Chicago for a conference and a little R and R together.  It was a wonderful visit, and of course we were graced with some wonderful pictures from Laurel’s camera.   I’ve shared a few pictures below, but the whole set is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/gretelsk/sets/72157634450360237/.

Enjoy!

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Ooshie booshe time with Grandpa!

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Sometimes, they play nicely together.

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Big tooth-less smiles from Ilyana!

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Big “I’m making a mess” smiles from Evelyn.

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Ilyana performing at Camp Creative (she’s in the hat).

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Playing at Riverfest on the 4th of July.

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Riding on the train.

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Ilyana’s first fireworks (she made it all the way through thanks to the ear protectors).