So in the last few months since I last posted, several things have happened. I summarize briefly:
* Curly graduated kindergarten. It was sad. She had a wonderful year. I really couldn't have asked for a better teacher or class. We are all sad to see it end but looking forward to a great 1st grade year. She also lost her first tooth. She was the only kid in her kindergarten class to not lose a tooth. She was so giddy excited to finally have one fall out and get a visit from the tooth fairy.
* June was consumed with swim team for Curly. She swam freestyle and backstroke. There were five swim meets total. She placed first in backstroke in four of them and got second place in the other. She did well in freestyle and well.
* The Bear had a slow start to swimming. She regressed greatly from last summer. She took some private swim lessons throughout May. It took until mid June for her to finally be okay swimming around with her floaty without clinging for dear life to someone else. We hope to continue to see improvements as she gets more confident in the water.
* Finally, for the past two weeks we've been living the life of leisure at the beach. We left July 1st for Duck, NC in the Outerbanks to spend the week with Pat's parents, sisters, their husbands and Belle (our dog cousin). We had a great time playing on the beach during the day, playing cards at night, visiting the wild horses in Corolla, and lots and lots of eating. After leaving Duck, Pat drove back to Atlanta with his sisters and their husbands while the girls and I drove on to Kiawah, SC to visit Pat's Aunt Debbie and cousins Tyler and Sarah for the week. It was another fun filled with more beach play time and more food. We were also very fortunate to be there as Tyler proposed to his girlfriend, Lisa on the beach. It was such a sweet event to witness. She said YES! Curly and the Bear have always held a special place in their hearts for Tyler. Thankfully they absolutely loved Lisa too! They are so excited about the wedding.