We have had a busy and FUN summer. Both kids learned to swim on their own, well on their own by using a life coat, which is so much fun for mom:) We enjoyed many Friday pool days at Aunt Amy's, a few beach days and lots of outdoor play. Ethan is learning to ride without training wheels but feels much more at ease on the training wheels when riding in the neighborhood with the bigger boys. Our summer nights usually ended up with the neighborhood on someones driveway talking or dinner at the next door neighbors, the other Barnes:) We have been blessed with great neighbors and have a great friendship with them.
We also did some landscaping. We had tried to tackle this last year but never made it to actually planting plants! We planted a lilac tree in memory of Elias and have a small memorial area in the front. We have replaced the hanging basket with wind chimes which I LOVE. I am excited to see this tree bloom next spring!