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/.


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Ooshie booshe time with Grandpa!


Sometimes, they play nicely together.


Big tooth-less smiles from Ilyana!


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


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


Playing at Riverfest on the 4th of July.


Riding on the train.


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