This summer has been weird and uneventful (except for Thatcher's bike accident of course). We were supposed to have our house up for sale many months ago, but I decided that I wasn't going to spend the summer working on the house. Instead, I spent the summer with my boys and working part-time at Penn Cycle and Fitness in Minnetonka. The summer just flew by.
Liam has been learning how to ride his BMX bike without training wheels. He has also been getting quite good at riding his scooter. He has developed an interest in skateboarding also, but we need to get him some lessons so he doesn't break a bone or something.
Thatcher had an "incident" with his new bike that I bought him and he ended up with around 12 stitches on his upper lip and his chin. Besides his incident, he has been into reading a lot and I regret having to concentrate so much of my time with Liam in these years where he demands a lot of attention. Thatcher is a trooper and the most important parental priority is to try and be aware of where your parental attention needs to be concentrated to maximize the potential of your kids.
Leeann has been working a lot lately and coming in September she starts teaching clinicals again. She enjoys teaching a lot, she gets a lot of personal rewards out of teaching and she doesn't get stressed about it. So it is a treat for us that the University (of Minnesota) gives her this opportunity. We are also excited because she is getting a new car soon, which she REALLY deserves. If you have any suggestions about choices in cars, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and thanks!!!