Summer fun

8.05.2013

Well this summer fun has kept us extremely busy since coming back home with Havi.  Oy!  It's like we haven't skipped a beat.  These photos I'm sharing are old, like 3 weeks old...but I'm sharing them because they happen to be the start of all this hot, outdoor fun.

I had determined that, since I had no jet lag upon returning from China, we would be spending time outdoors.  So we headed to our favorite park.
Caleb is such a great big brother, pushing Havi on the swing.
That bruise on her cheek was from when she fell at the pediatrician's office many moons ago.
We ended up seeing Stefan and his little sister Belle playing tennis, and that's when Caleb was approached again about lessons.   Well, you know what happened next.
 Madeline initially did some lessons with Caleb, but her time on the court was brief.
I spend my time either courtside with the girls or playing with them on the playground.  The court is adjacent to the playground.  So I can still see Caleb practice.  Love that.  I actually managed to videotape part of a rally that Caleb had going with his coach at his second lesson.  This was only half of the rally.

video

He really has learned so quickly.  So now Caleb no longer practices on the small court.  He's stricktly on the full court.  He'll be practicing every day this week because his coach will soon go away to college.  I'm so proud of his work ethic and attitude.  It's really quite remarkable considering just how hot it is to play tennis in Florida in August.  Lessons are right in the middle of the morning. So our school day today went a bit longer than I would have liked.  We might have to change to afternoon lessons next week.  

Anyway, we actually just returned from a weekend of "glamping", that's a fancy word for glamorous camping.  Friends of ours have an RV.  They also have a travel trailer so friends can tag along.  We were fortunate enough to be those friends this past weekend.  I took a bunch of photos that I will share soon.  The dumplings are already telling us how much they miss camping.  Some big time fun might be on the horizon for this bunch.

5 sweet words:

Cheri Tuesday, August 06, 2013  

Looks like a lot of fun! How is Havi's adjustment and bonding going? She is so cute!

Kim Tuesday, August 06, 2013  

H is a girl after my own heart with those Cheez-Its! She is so cute!

michele Tuesday, August 06, 2013  

Way to go Caleb with tennis!
Looks like you enjoy it so much and are excellent at it!!!
Love Aunt Shell!!

Stephanie Wednesday, August 07, 2013  

LOVE catching up with your blog and seeing your sweet TRIO. Havi just fits right in!

Deb Saturday, August 10, 2013  

I am so proud of Caleb and his love for tennis! He really is a star!

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This blog is a place where we have shared our lives with family and friends while we waited to bring our daughter, Madeline, home from China and while we actually traveled to China for her. It is also a place where we will continue to share our life experiences, as we try to glorify God and raise our two precious dumplings from China.

And now we wait to bring Havi home from China.

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