Yesterday, John Thomas swam unassisted in water deeper than he, for the first time.
We have had a great summer so far. It has included a lot of pool time. With the neighbours, at a couple of pool parties and at various public pools.
John Thomas went with Mom and Nan to Uncle Joel's farm for a day, and had a blast. He got to play with all his second cousins, pet a horse, feed a horse, ride a horse, play in the barn, swing on a rope swing, play on the trampoline and even ride on an ATV.
John Thomas has started to ride his two-wheeler (with training wheels attached) all the time now. He is up for riding to the park, to Nanna Fran's, and it would seem even farther than that as well.
We took a week vacation at the end of July and packed it full of activity. The week included: Moving uncle Rob and Nadine, pool party, Papanack Zoo, Ontario Place, visit with Uncle Richard, Toronto Zoo, Kingston, Murney Tower in Kingston, moving Nanna Fran, a day at a cottage in Chapeau, and lots of swimming!
While we've been having a great summer, we've been thinking and talking a lot about the start of school too. Mom recently received her order of name tags for all of John Thomas' school things. We are trying to work reading into every day (we tend to read more in the colder months) and working on counting on our fingers. Daddy took John Thomas shopping for his new school shoes last week. He has a pair for indoor and one for outdoor. He has a backpack already, there are just a couple of small things left to pick up to be ready for September. We are all excited for the first day of school!
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