We have had a pretty mellow summer this year. Last year we moved into our current apartment. Its an apartment attached to a main house right on the water in Fort Lauderdale. The yard is huge and no one lives in the main house. So we get the place all to ourself. Every year in July the two Giant mango tress drop loads of mangos. This year we had so many we didn't know what to do with them all. I would collect about 15 a day and pass them out to friends and take bags to church. I sliced them up and made about 35 freezer bags for smoothies and we have one each morning. This lasted for three weeks and thank goodness its over cause i was getting burnt out of mango picking!!
James left us for two months for medical school rotations. It was difficult to not be with him each evening but he learned a ton so it was worth it. Also not fun paying for a hotel and rental car for months at a time. He leaves again in November. The girls missed him like crazy and face timed with him each night.
Everette discovered how useful pockets are.
She also discovered how to be a fashion girl like her sister. She wears heels all day everyday
It was not fun being a single parent for two months but the girls really are so great and play so well together.
James got home and promptly wanted a baby kitten. So we adopted "penny sprinkle cupcake" from the humane society the first weekend he was home
She is a sweetheart and we are happy to have her in our family
We had quite a few late night swimming parties
We are beginning to say goodbye to some of our Florida family.
Someones hair started getting longer
Ella started home school preschool. She isn't old enough for the free preschool offered in Florida so I started her at home. She knows about 10 of her letters and sounds. her numbers to 10 and all her shapes. We mostly work on life skills though. Lots of baking, doing dishes, moping and caring for her cat. She is in charge of brushing her, feeding her each morning and helping dad with the litter box.
Every month James takes each of the girls on a one on one date. I wanted a turn so ella and I went to Disney Princesses on ice. We had a blast.
We went to the beach each week and really love our Florida life.
We swim with our church play group 2-3 times a week. The kids are all best friends and have been together since they were little. This summer they thought towel forts were really cool. It beats last summer when they thought hitting and pooping in the pool was super cool.