1--the number of times we did a paper route. We were covering for some friends while they were on vacation. The kids thought it was great fun. It was a flood of memories for me.
Caleb took himself out to lunch with his earnings. Alyssa saved hers. That's pretty typical.
2--number of wedding receptions we attended.
3--number of roller coasters we rode. Some we really big, one was not. They were all fun! (we did lots of other rides, too.)
4--weeks we spent apart from Caleb. He spent one week at scout camp, one week with cousins, one week at Grandma's house and then there was the week Jon and I were NYC. That's a whole month of the summer that he didn't have to listen to his parents!
5--Caleb's height measurement in feet. (plus one inch) I'm pretty sure this will be the last year that he is shorter than me. Sad. He'll start high school next year. Really sad.
8--days spent in swimming lessons. I just never got tired of seeing those little goggle-eyes. Natalie became much more comfortable in the water but still doesn't know how to swim, darn it.
9--number of candles Jon blew out. The other thirty were imaginary. It was a good birthday.
41--beach towels used. Yes, I did do some counting but this number might not be exact. :)
Good bye, summer. I'm sad to see you go.