Arriving home from Europe was sooo nice. No matter where you have been or how long you have been gone, there is nothing quite like sleeping in your own bed. But there was no rest for the weary here, as we had only a short two weeks to get ready to move to Florida and onto our new boat!
On our agenda was um-tine loads of laundry and basic soul replenishing… check! We also got hair cuts, visited the gym, the dentist and chiropractor. Tony was right back into the office, not missing a step with work: coordinating upcoming regattas, client logistics and accounting.
We had some cruisey, jet-lag-filled days and thankfully the air started to clear just at the time of Oliver’s 9th birthday. In addition to our family party, our friends, the Lanza’s, organized a party for Oliver and their daughter Tess our first weekend back — it was great fun. The kids climbed the walls at the local rock-climbing gym and gorged on pizza, fresh fruit and Mad Hatter cupcakes. Oliver was happy to see all his friends from St. Michael’s. These kids are all so sweet — and great climbers, every one! There were a few that tried it for the first time and loved it. What a thrill to see that happen.
Sophia’s signs often appear during school. Studying antonyms and synonyms while using the dictionary and thesaurus…. I guess that’s kickin’ it old style, but hey, it’s a life skill.
There is nothing better than recess with Dad. Nothing.
While getting re-settled, we managed to see lots of friends. And even a St. Michael’s soccer game!