Arriving home from two months in Europe was sooo nice. No matter where one has been or how long 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. We also got hair cuts, visited the gym, 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 fog started to clear just at the time of Oliver’s 9th birthday. Our good friends organized a party for Oliver and their daughter our first weekend back. The kids climbed at the local rock-climbing gym and gorged on pizza, fresh fruit and cupcakes. Oliver was happy to see all his friends from his old school. 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 at random during school. Above, the kids are studying antonyms and synonyms while using the dictionary and thesaurus; I’m a big fan of life skills.
There is nothing better than recess with Dad. Nothing.
While getting re-settled, we managed to see lots of friends. And even a school soccer game!