The kids went back to school today and football season is underway, so despite the steamy temperatures, summer is officially over.
It was great while it lasted.
Instead of telling you all about it, I’m going to show you some of my highlights in pictures…..
June and July brought lots of baseball. I lost count but it’s safe to say between three travel teams, my boys played at least 55 games in about 6 weeks.
Jacob’s rec team won the Babe Ruth championship
We like to act tough and accessorize on and off the field
Eli played his first season of summer ball
Sometimes we had three games on one night!
Aden made his league’s All-Star team and won the game.
Throwing heat. Look at the determination in the mouth!
We swam in various pools….
Mid-air pre-splash catch!
….Took long walks on the beach, and tackled waves in the ocean.
Spring Lake, NJ
Shadow shot/Spring Lake
We even got some culture….
Jeff Koons exhibit at Whitney Museum of Art, NYC
Pondering modern art with Grandpa & Grandma at the Whitney
Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant, NJ
I saw Billy Joel again with my mom. Even better the second time! Especially when he sang “Uptown Girl” during the encore to Christie Brinkley in the front row!
Madison Square Garden/NYC
Gorgeous as ever and clearly enjoying the song choice
And as you may know from a previous blog, my long-time bachelor brother-in-law got engaged to a great gal.
He did a great job on the ring
We spent some time in the Windy City….
Caught a few innings of a Cubs game before it poured rain.
The boys didn’t enjoy seeing the famous bean sculpture at Millennium Park as much as I did.
Eli cooling off at the Spouting Faces Crown Fountain in Millennium Park
Monkeying around at the Lincoln Park Zoo
And finished the summer up with friends on Long Beach Island on the Jersey Shore.
Paddle boarding on the bay
Aden hates looking into the sun
My only complaint is that we were too busy. Not enough down time to reboot. A luxury problem, I know.
Still, my favorite moments were the quiet ones.
This beautiful view of Lake Michigan made me want to meditate.
Solo run on Chicago lakefront brought back memories
I took this in Spring Lake, NJ. A quiet beach with a book is my happy place. Proud to say I conquered all 771 pages of “The Goldfinch”!!!
Hope your summer was full of sunshine and a dash of Zen!