Saturday, July 17, 2010

One Crazy Summer

It feels like it's been a busy summer thus far. Zach has had lots of different activities, and for the most part they haven't conflicted at all, but some have a little bit. For example this week, he had his last t-ball game (a make-up game, actually) at the same time as his last Mighty Mites golf. He chose to go to golf, which was ok with me. I think Mike and I would both prefer he become a golfer to a baseball player. A couple of weeks ago he had Safety Town, where he learned about all sorts of safety- traffic safety, water safety, stranger-danger, poison safety, bike safety, etc. As I stated in the last post, he had 4 straight weeks of swim lessons, basically, and he has had t-ball once a week and some Mighty Mites golf, too. This past week Zach had Vacation Bible School, and next week he has something called Sneak Peek, which is at the elementary school he'll attend in the fall and is supposed to be a little preview of kindergarten. The week after that he has tennis lessons (which might be the thing he has most been looking forward to all summer) and a Might Mites golf tournament (I think they play 3 holes), so I'm pretty sure that in Zach's mind, the best is yet to come. Zach has enjoyed the various activities, and since none of them have been more than a couple of hours long (at the longest), I feel like we've still had lots of good play time. I am looking forward to the last few weeks of summer with nothing really in the books, though. I don't want to be one of those parents who totally over-schedules her kid, but I do want Zach exposed to lots of different things and trying lots of things to figure out what he likes. I'm a little nervous for him to attend Sneak Peek next week, because it's the first activity where I'm not 100% sure he'll know anybody. I think that will be good for him, though, because hopefully he'll meet some other kids that he'll be in school with in the fall, and that may help ease his worries for kindergarten a little.

Anyway, here are a few pictures from this crazy summer.

First, t-ball pics. Zach definitely enjoys t-ball, but with this league, it wasn't quite fast-paced or competitive enough for him. He wanted to be able to get people out and keep score, but that's just not how it works in this league. He's a pretty good little hitter and thrower, but we're still working on catching the ball.

This was when he noticed Grandma Linda was watching the game with Drew and me. Pretty excited to have an extra fan in the crowd.

But then he got back to the game, and put his serious face back on. At least in t-ball he doesn't give anybody his mean look.

Zach asked me to take this picture of him and Foudy one day. He does love our dogs.

I didn't get great pictures from Vacation Bible School, but this one is ok. I think I mentioned last year that our church puts on quite the production for VBS, and the music is just amazing. They take hit songs and change the words to fit the Bible stories they teach about, and the kids get so into them. After the second week of VBS (it's only 1 week long, but there are 2 sessions because they have so many kids sign up) the kids are able to pick up a CD with all the music on it. We're still listening to the songs from the past 2 summers. This year's songs include variations of Viva La Vida by Coldplay, Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin, Say Hey I Love You by Michael Franti and Spearhead, Jump by Van Halen, and some others. Drew and I went early to pick Zach up on the last day so we could see the kids in action singing their songs. There was a lot of jumping involved in the choreography, it seemed.

Zach was happy to be in a group with his friend Audrey and Caleb for VBS this year.

I really haven't been very good about getting pictures taken this summer. Maybe I'll get some of Zach's tennis lessons and his golf tournament. He will definitely want some memories of those two things since he is so excited about them.

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