Monthly Archives: September 2009

The End of a Very Nice Summer


It’s Labor Day, the end of summertime fun 😦  Why is it the summer seems to fly by and winter seems so long?  This was an especially busy summer but we accomplished a lot around the house getting ready for the wedding and the family get together afterward.  Jeremy has been trimming and cutting trees and cleaning up the yard for us.

We spent the day today at Larry and Melinda’s house and had a great time.  It was a pool party but not all of us went swimming because it was cool (67 degrees) and rainy.  Jeremy, of course, was the first one in the pool. 101_4604

He learned to do a flip from the diving board this summer – he was challenged by a kid at camp, so he had to learn how to do it!  Today, he learned to do a backwards flip and did it several times.

Lois, Peyton, Megan, and Abby all enjoyed the pool,101_4608

and Megan and Abby got brave and moved away from the steps.

101_4628 Megan was kicking her feet and using the little surf board to get from one side of the pool to the other.101_4639

Jeremy got Peyton out into the water for a little while and tried to convince him he could touch bottom! 101_4629

Abby looks like she’s playing peek-a-boo.101_4625

I caught Jeremy playing with this turtle.101_4637


Later on, Peyton played with the dogs, Tug and Allie.  Tug is a yellow Lab and Allie is a chocolate Lab. 101_4644 The dogs had to stay in the basement most of the day because Abby is so afraid of them.

I started working at the high school again last week and am enjoying it for the most part.  I’m running around, upstairs and downstairs, making copies and running errands.  I think I’ll probably start working with kids more this week.  The kids don’t come in for help the first week or so, but I’m sure they’re going to start getting a lot of homework soon.

I haven’t done much knitting this summer, but started making a very simple shawl last week.  I think it would be pretty boring if I was using a solid yarn, but the variegated yarn makes it much more interesting to work on.  It’s also nice to work on because I don’t have to even look at it.  The pattern is very simple – knit 1, yarn over, knit to the end of the row.  Repeat this row until the shawl is as big as you want it!