A blog for the extended Boosman family

28 July 2003

Summer in the City

Well, I can't believe that it has been so long since anyone posted anything on the Family Blog. It's been both a boring summer (from the kids' point of view) and a busy one (from Mom's point of view). I've been very busy with work. I had two people out on Maternity leave for a big chunk of the summer plus covering for vacations and such. I'm actually taking my vacation this week and while the kids and I aren't actually going anywhere, I hope to find something to entertain us.

Kelsey went to two weeks of camp with the Girl Scouts. This year she was a W.I.T. which stands for "Wrangler-in-Training". That meant that she got to help younger girls learn horseback riding. She also got to work a lot with the horses; taking care of them. The thing that most amazed me is that she had to get up at 5:30 every morning! And she did it! Around here I'm lucky to see her by 10:00 am!

The boys didn't go to any camps this year, so they've basically been honing their videogame and remote control skills. I hope to get them out of the house this week...of course, one of the things they want to do is go to an arcade to play video games! Given that they are getting to an age that they wouldn't really want to spend that much time with their parents I'm actually quite pleased that they want to do anything as a family! Actually all of them still talk about wanting to take a cross-country RV trip together. It's something we have talked about for a long time but never have been able to financially pull off. I'm not sure if we will get to do it because I'm figuring that next year Duncan will have a summer job and maybe Cameron, too. But...we will see what we can do. I would still like to take them to Hawaii someday but it looks like maybe they will have to find their own way there! Time just goes by so quickly and the next thing you know they are all grown up.

Well, it's that horrible time of year here in North Carolina...Summer! As long as I've lived here (and it's about 7 years now between the two times that I've been here) I've never gotten use to the summers. I was so spoiled growing up in California...who knew about humidity? Well, I do now. Today's it's going to be in the 90s and about the same in humidity, which means we will probably see a thunderstorm later today. But, that will cool it off a little for tomorrow. I can't wait for Fall.

Once Kelsey gets her pictures back from camp we will post them. The kids all start school on August 11th so I wanted to take some time off to spend with them before they went back to school. Duncan will be in 10th grade, Cameron will be in 9th and Kelsey will be finishing off Middle School in the 8th grade. And they are all now taller than I am!