August is always pretty exciting for us. We have A LOT of birthdays to celebrate...both of my boys, my dad, my little brother, a niece and my goddaughter. So much fun to plan and be a part of! I think the boys want a bowling party this year, so that should be fairly easy to put together.
Another reason August is so exciting, is we start our official Dragon*Con countdown! Costume ideas are running rampant and we're looking through the guest list and noting which ones we want to see the most. Giddy we are! ;)
I don't really have a lot planned for this week. On Wednesday, the boys and I are going to a state park for an open house homeschool group thingy. I'm not sure of too many details...but a friend has been doing it with her boys for a while, and it's all about nature outdoorsy stuffs (exploring local species, animal habitats, etc), so I know my boys would love it. We would only meet once a month, so it would be something easily inserted into our schedules.
Other than that, I think we'll concentrate on game play and reading. I'm going to try to stump the boys with words from their spelling lists on the hangman game they play, lol.
Bailey blew through the first book, and is now on the second book of a new series his dad just finished and loved and recommended. Author Michael J. Sullivan, I believe. Braeden, much to my total delight, has started the Harry Potter series! I love this! A local theater showed all of the HP movies weekly throughout the summer. We saw 6 of the 8 films on the big screen and really enjoyed it. After we watched the last one this past Tuesday, he proclaimed that he was ready to start reading the books. YAY! :D
For now, I'm off to grocery shop (blech) and spend this fabulous Sunday with my guys. Hope errbody wraps up their July in a good way! :)