I can’t say enough how much I have LOVED Michaela’s summer vacation!
Not having to wake up at 6 a.m. each day to make her breakfast and lunch and to get her ready for school?
Not having to come home and deal with homework?
Not having to coordinate appointments and events around her schedule, Mike’s schedule, and my schedule?
We do a good job of taking lots of trips, so it’s not (just) that I’ve enjoyed being able to travel this summer. I have, though– Michaela and I went to New Mexico, the three of us went to Chicago and Wisconsin for a family reunion, and Michaela flew to Colorado to spend more than a week with her Nana and Papa. That’s on top of other fun summer things like zoo camp, the symphony, playdates with friends, and more.
Maybe because summer has been so, so nice, I felt like we should do something special to say goodbye to what’s been a lovely nine weeks. That’s how last week ended up being an epic “goodbye to summer” week!
Wednesday: Michaela and I went to the Living Coast Discovery Center, where we were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour and got to feed the turtles.
Thursday: Michaela and her friend A went to a trampoline place, had Sonic for lunch, and then celebrated A’s birthday with dinner and playtime at Corvette Diner.
Friday: Mike, Michaela and I went to Disneyland! We rode more than 25 rides between Disneyland and California’ Adventure in about eight hours. It was fantastic! That night, we stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge, a waterpark resort, so Friday night, we squeezed in some water slides and lazy river time.
Saturday: The three of us spent all day at the waterpark, having a blast!
Sunday: I’m old and had to recover.
This week, Michaela is doing her second week of zoo camp. That ends Friday; I’ll be in Sacramento on Saturday and Sunday, but will be back in time to make her lunch for her first day of first grade on Monday, Aug. 29.