Here is what we have done so far. I don't think the second half will be as exciting, so this may well be the list for the whole summer:
We visited my mother-in-law for the first time in three years.
We all rode on a ferry with grandma.
We went to the Boeing Museum of Flight on the free night only to find out it was closed for a private party. To save the night, we headed north to the University of Washington to the Museum of Natural History. The boys are finally old enough to enjoy museums!!!!
The Good Guy and I survived two two-day trips in the car with all five of our children
The Musician is enjoying a 6 week stint at a nearby university for a high school summer school program.
The Thinker went for a week long camp at the Grand Canyon.
The Engineer and the Comedian went on their first overnight camp outs without their folks.
Princess Pat and I saw Toy Story 3. She cried the entire way home. Teddy bears and baby dolls should not be villains!!
The Engineer, the Comedian and I went to see the Karate Kid. It was so much better than the original.
We have gone to the neighborhood pool once as a family, though the younger three boys have gone quite a few other times.
We signed up for Netflix and canceled cable. I love it. The kids hate it. Oh well.
The Engineer's front right tooth got hit in just the right way so it died! We are awaiting insurance approval for a root canal and filling. Poor kid!
We ended physical therapy for the Comedian. Get this. So we have him on growth hormone, right? His thigh bones grew so fast that his muscles couldn't keep up. His hamstrings were so tight that he couldn't extend his legs all the way, so he was squatting enough as he ran/played/whatever that he strained his ACL. Yup. Life is just one thing after another around here!!