We kicked off our first official day of summer by taking a friend up on her invite to join them at a beach house they rented in Ponte Vedra. It was a perfect day out there. It rained a bit but the sun stayed out. The Howards were gracious and it was nice to catch up and slow down into June. Morning practice for swim team kicked off this week. We're falling into a routine of the 4 of them going and getting worn out, coming back to the house for lunch and down time. I ran with the dog and played tennis (STILL have this water in my ear!) I ODd on Mucinex and the water came out for a bit on Saturday morning but then I tilted my head wrong and it came back. We hit up the library to get excited about summer reading. Phil met us downtown on Wednesday night for the Art Walk. I hadn't been in years. It's just as neat as I remember. Plenty for the kids to do, too. I had to drive to PV for a tennis captains meeting on Thursday. I felt like it was a waste of time but I'm excited about being in charge. Ellie spent the night at Charlotte's and then had her over Saturday night. Marly had Addy over and Abby had Sammy over. Voss is bummed because his play date never happened. We'll work on that next week. We've had dinner at the Grove a few nights in a row. Tennis with the girls on Friday morning, the Hollands Friday evening and then the Wilhelms on Saturday evening. Saturday morning we had a swim meet at Fletcher High School. I was grateful Phil timed. I finally got smart and recorded all the kids' events in order so I could stay on top and not miss a race. I'm proud of all my strong swimmers! We went out for a Moon River pizza lunch. Abby went to Landis' for a sleepover. Ellie went to babysit for a new family. We took the other two for my neighbor, Jack's 100th Birthday party! My neighbors did such a great job hosting. It was a fabulous party! After Ellie's babysitting gig we met the Benton's for an E-street nightcap. Sunday morning, Abby was trained to be an altar server with Marly. It's so neat having her up there! The Bentons came with us to the beach for the day. So much fun for another perfect beach day. Ending with live music on the ocean. How perfect. Here are the pics of the week.