In my last post I announced our latest news. This pregnancy has been relatively rough. I'm VERY tired all the time. I spend my afternoons napping while Brooke does and somehow wake up still tired. Luckily the morning sickness and nausea has for the most part subsided. I've been playing catch up on the house when I am not sleeping and I'm always busy running Grace all over town to her activities. So blogging has definitely hit the back burner. Probably a lot like how most of my leisurely activities will once this baby makes his/her debut.
Today I am here to officially close and wrap up our summer 2017.
Starting with July.
-We celebrated the 4th with some of our new neighbors. They had a gathering at their house with and it was a great opportunity to meet even more neighbors from our street. I will probably never stop talking about how happy I am that where we finally decided to settle down came with some super friendly neighbors that we trust and appreciate.
-What seems like forever ago, we finally got to hang out with and meet Jen and E at Wonderscope in Kansas City. It's an indoor children's play museum with rooms for painting, a farm, grocery store, nursery and vet's office among many other activities. It was awesome finally getting to meet Jen after all this time of keeping up with each other via blogs. Hopefully before to long we will be able to catch up again.
-We went to our second Royals game of the season in mid-July. Kara and her fiancé Mike invited us to the Royals vs. Rangers game. The boys claim the Rangers and all 4 girls claim the Royals (sorry Rob!). It was a CLOSE game but the Royals pulled it off. Baseball games are not my favorite for entertaining my children... but somehow we made it through. Definitely with the help of Kara!
On to August.
-I spent one very miserable week with hand, foot and mouth. It was AWFUL. I'm 90% sure I caught it at the local indoor playground... that we have yet to step foot in since. Adults are supposed to be mostly immune to this... except me, of course. Luckily I was the only one to catch a major case of it. Thank God.
-We went to the US Open Cup semi-final match where Sporting Kansas City ended up winning after a VERY intense penalty kick shootout. It was a late night, but definitely worth it to witness another major win for our city. My family was able to join us and even though my dad still doesn't like soccer as much as football, everyone had lots of fun.
-We took another trip out to the lake with Rob's grandparents and my family. Rob was able to take Grace out on the jet ski and we spent one really nice afternoon floating and listening to a live band play in a nearby cove. It was a really good, exhausting weekend that we all enjoyed.
-Grace started soccer in August too. While it ended up not being her thing right now, we think it may be someday. I went ahead and signed her up for the local club soccer team. But at 3 they spend a lot of time running drills and after dribbling the ball up and down the field, Grace wasn't into any of the other drills and it turned into meltdown city with Rob and I very frustrated by the time we headed back to the car on Saturday mornings. So after a few weeks of this we abandoned it all together. I don't fight with Grace at all when it comes to gymnastics, so I knew that right now this isn't her thing. We will try again in a few years when she can actually play an entire game.
-Oh and we found out about number 3 at the end of August too!
So that's the last of our summer. It was a good one for the most part. A few lows, but mostly highs capped off our entire summer. We definitely didn't plan for it to end with me pregnant... but we firmly believe that everything happens for a reason.
Here's to the holidays (hopefully I actually get back in here before then. ;) )!