We buy each kid two swimsuits at the beginning of the swim season – we get our money’s worth and then some out of those suckers! Hunter’s are seeing the most wear at this point and one of them is bound to give out at the seams at any moment. (By the way – we’ve owned a lot of brands of swimsuits over the years and hands down Lands End is the best in quality and lasts the longest.) But really, we’ve got weeks left before those suits head to the closet for semi-retirement. There will be a few instances where they get pulled out over the year and chances are they won’t fit by next year.
This week we’ve used those suits a lot. Swimming in our pool, friends’ pools, water parks and the PTO swim party. All but one of those swim events was cut short due to our wonderful monsoon season and our beautiful lightning shows we’re seeing most afternoons/evenings.
Monday was the school party. We’ve been in the school now 4 years, starting our 5th year. Time changes everything. I remember first attending this event when Hallie was in Kindergarten. We were new to the area, we didn’t know anyone and it seemed like everyone else was connected. Now we recognize a good majority of people for some reason or another and our kids are running from friend to friend. One of the many reasons I enjoy neighborhood schools.
Steve was on Bennett duty and I was on Cannon duty. My job might have been a little easier:
He was as chill as can be and never wandered around. He came alive when he spotted one of his siblings and it made his day when they sat and played with him for a minute (with their friends!)
Hunter was a blur as he was constantly moving the whole night. He breezed by me with a wave as he ran through the water to catch his friend playing tag. He only approached me one other time when he was looking for a friend, other than that, I just watched him from afar in all his 6 year old glory and delight.
The night ended early with a beautiful display of lightning and with the way the kids were disappointed you would think they rarely get a chance to be in the water!