July 2016 Recap

July Recap

July 2016 in Stats

Books Read This Month: 12
Books Read For The Year: 48

Things That Happened
  • G turned 7
  • The two big kids had another full month – taekwondo camp and another week of VBS.
  • In the Facebook book club we discussed The Cuckoo’s Calling
  • M started really fighting her nap. This is fairly devastating to me. Not only does she still need the rest, but I need the mental break. I’ve since found that she is more willing to nap as long as she isn’t in her crib, so she’s been playing musical naptime – in G’s bed, in H’s bed, in my bed. Whatever kid, just so long as you sleep you can choose where you sleep.
  • I took care of a bunch of annoying tasks that have been lingering on my to do list for ages. None of them were exciting, but they’re done.
Best Things I Did or Saw
  • Love seeing birthday excitement – and love seeing what presents end up being the biggest hit.
  • We had extra park outings in July, at least until the weather turned impossibly hot and humid to the point we couldn’t face it. There was even a hike with friends one morning on a super hot day, but enough shade to make it manageable.
What’s Cooking
  • I forgot to get a picture of it, but G had his first savory cooking lesson – we made a tomato sauce and served it over pasta. It was tasty, although he didn’t like the chunks of tomatoes in it. 🙂
  • G helped me bake his birthday cake – vanilla with vanilla frosting and chocolate chips on top. It sounds so basic but it was delicious!
What I’m Anticipating in August
  • Book club – Saving CeeCee Honeycutt in my in-person book club and Climbing the Mango Trees in the Facebook group.
  • M turns 2. She will not be helping to make her own cake. 🙂
  • Back to school for G, and beginning Kindergarten for H.
  • G will be going to his first MLB game with daddy. I’ll be staying home with the younger two.
  • I think we’re going to go to the state fair one day. Assuming it’s not impossibly hot anyway.
  • Belt testing. Again. Assuming the kids are ready (and I’m pretty sure they will be), they’ll be going for senior green and senior brown.
Books I Read
  1. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  2. The Forks Over Knives Plan
  3. The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse by Alan Bradley
  4. 32 Yolks by Eric Ripert
  5. Man Enough by Nate Pyle
  6. Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
  7. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  8. Climbing the Mango Trees by Madhur Jaffrey
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  10. Audrey of the Outback by Christine Harris
  11. Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver
  12. The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting by Clara Parkes

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