Wednesday, June 8, 2011

So, It's Been Awhile

I feel like that friend who never calls or writes you emails. Oh wait, that is me (just ask anyone who knows me in real life). It's true, I'm pretty horrible at keeping in touch (sorry friends). Not a strong suit of mine, to be sure. Apparently I'm not doing so well keeping up with my blog these days either.

I'd say some overdue updates on our little family are in order, wouldn't you?

My boys and I spent two nights of the Memorial Day weekend on the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. We had such a lovely, relaxing trip.

Can you believe this was our first family trip together? We've been on lots of adventures with our families, but this was the first trip we've taken where it was just the three of us.
Aerial Lift Bridge in Canal Park
We watched the ships come through the Aerial Lift Bridge, thinking it would be interesting for Elijah to see such a large vessel. No, all Elijah saw was a huge bathtub. Good thing Andy had a good grip on the little guy.
Elijah wondering when he can jump in the huge "bathtub"
We spent much of our time walking the lakewalk. It was a beautiful and crisp and perfect day.
We found a little deck to give Elijah his morning snack and I pretended all of it was ours.
MY deck
Elijah's favorite part of our trip was probably swimming. Andy and I enjoyed it too, especially since we were the only ones in the pool.
Soon, it was time to head back home.  But, not before stopping and getting some chocolate at the chocolate shop. It was super windy and Elijah thought walking in the wind and rain was hilarious.
On the way home, Elijah fell fast asleep in his "napping-cove" I created for him.
All in all, it was a super relaxing way to kick-start the summer.

Oh, and Elijah's last day of preschool was last week. He looked so handsome in his last-day-of-school outfit and spiky hair.
It's hard to believe that Elijah's first year is already behind him. And to think how nervous I was about it! Elijah loves his school. It's not much of a last day, because Elijah gets two weeks off and then he starts summer school (and he's continuing with ABA therapy too). This child of ours keeps a busy schedule that's for sure. I really don't think he'd have it any other way. He gets bored without all the constant activity.

I'm pretty sure this summer is off to an excellent start already. Can't wait for lots of good times in the warm weather.

P.S. I've been feeling bad that I've been so neglectful of this blog that I'm making it a personal goal to write three days a week (preferably MWF). So, there you go. Now I've told you, so I'd better stick to it.


Shanonbug said...

Looks like the trip was fun! I love the "last day of school" outfit. Oh...I am one of those "bad at keeping in touch" friends as well:)

Kathy said...

Awesome that you all had such a wonderful time in Duluth. It looked like so much fun. I loved all the pictures of Elijah. You could tell he was really enjoying himself and was so content. But my favorite picture was the one of him all dressed in his Bermuda shorts and green vest sweater. Elijah looked like a very handsome summer traveler. How cute! Love you, GrammaKat

Grandpa Dennis said...

If I were to caption the last picture, it would be "Don't mess with me, dude!" Knowing Elijah, that won't me true, but just the same that is a cool pic. I will be watching for the weekly comments.

Anonymous said...

It's Friday! (Just teasing!)

What a happy post! Well worth the wait!


Lisa said...

TherExtras- Ha! I sneaked one in before midnight. :) I need the teasing!

Haley's Mom said...

Those are some great pictures. He looks so grown up in his school outfit. Summer school is wonderful! I wish that Haley could go again.

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