August was a fun and busy month for us. We were totally unpacked by this point and starting to get settled into life in Florida. It was extremely hot, so we spent a lot of time at different people’s houses that had swimming pools. The kids also participated in their first recreational swim team for 2 weeks. On the last day there was an actual swim meet where they competed against all the other recreational swim teams meeting in our area. It was great exercise, and they learned a lot. Kiley was too young for it and still needed to learn how to swim, so she was able to take a swimming class at the same time. Both were much cheaper than swim lessons in Illinois, so that was a definite plus.
We started school here in the middle of August. We are used to starting around Labor Day, but it was so hot here that I was glad we were starting school. At least then the kids could be inside air conditioned buildings with something to do. I think we should have school all summer in Florida and be off the months of November, December and January. I don’t think others would agree with me though.
I also finally made them all pencil pouches for school. They are so easy to make and are very durable as I use old jeans to make them. You can find directions here.
Another mile marker for us is that our baby lost her first tooth. I felt a sadness that I had never felt for any of our kids before. I knew I had no babies left and they were all becoming big kids. But she was very happy about her missing tooth.
And our 2nd born entered middle school and had her 11th birthday. She went swimming with friends and had a good birthday.
Our church had it’s installation service for my husband in August as well. He had a special pastor friend come and preach for him, and we had a big dinner on the grounds between the services. It was a special time where we were able to celebrate all God has done for us.
Those are the highlights of our August! I am trying to get caught up on these memories, so I will hopefully get September’s memories up soon! Thanks for sharing these memories with us.