August 21st was the solar eclipse. Everyone was going mad for this eclipse - you had to get the glasses and find somewhere to be, people were coming over from other countries to check it out, you couldn't travel anywhere along the total eclipse path because it was all booked up... I was actually working that day so I timed it so I took a late lunch and picked up the kids and the hubby to go view the event. We had a fairly good view of it from our driveway but I had this great idea to go to Thomas Mitchell Park, watch it there, and do my Foggrun at the same time. Our neighbors went with us and unfortunately my great idea wasn't so great because as soon as we got there it started to downpour. We regrouped, and drove around to try to find a clear spot and ended up in the Four Mile Elementary parking lot. It was cool to see, but it was also a bit anticlimactic. We had a few pairs of glasses that we passed around and used as a makeshift filer for our cameras. The neighbors also made a safe viewer using a cereal box so that was fun to use as well.
We also headed to the in-law's lake house for a short weekend trip.
This was the first year that I can remember where I wished Summer would last longer. It was weird - usually the heat and humidity get to me and I am ready to bring on cooler temperatures by the 4th of July but I was really unhappy that the school year was going to start back up again. We had a lot of fun this Summer. Somehow both minions are in Middle School now! Back to School socks were made for both again this year but it was a bit warm and I really make them to make sure they have a warm pair that fits once the cooler temperatures return :)
Random full moon in August.
Also, I can't not include this photo - the minions were lucky enough to swim with Coach Cady again this past Summer - he has done such a great job with them!