It's been a full and busy summer. Gigi had spent most nights at my house until she went to Seattle for two weeks. We miss her terribly, but I haven't cried the way I used to in the past when the kids left for an extended period of time. I had a nightmare about Ramses, last night in fact, so my heart is hurting, but it's been easy to just keep myself busy.
I've been running 5 miles every other day on my treadmill. We use the shit out of our Wet n Wild season passes so that's a motivating factor. In addition, each of us has been sick at least twice, I went to a Garth Brooks concert, DP took Claire on her first jetski ride in Laughlin, and Sully came back home after having run away over a year ago. Whew!
So yeah, it's been really fun. You'll see from the pictures, Claire dresses herself these days. When she's not wearing her floor-length Chinese dress, she likes to mix and match patterns. She is also a fan of long sleeves. I just kind of roll with it.