Running through the sprinklers - July 4, 2020
Fourth of July outfits - July 4, 2020
Contour Trail at Uvas Canyon - July 2, 2020
Everett had his first dance recital. We didn't get to watch it live, but we do have a video. He loved wearing his costume, taking pictures outside the studio, and (of course) watching himself perform. This isn't how we imagined it, but he still felt proud, accomplished, and celebrated.
Everett's first dance performance - July 19, 2020
Everett and Imogen returned to swim class. It's an open-air pool and a small, stable group of families. Everett only has one or two other kids he is near, and Chris swims with Imogen so they can stay socially distant. They LOVE being back in the water. We tried to virtualize so much of their pre-pandemic lives, but you can't Zoom a pool.
First swim class back! July 11, 2020
We spotted Jackson Storm at swim - July 25, 2020
Imogen - July 2020
Oh yes, and Everett turned 4-and-a-half. We don't do parties for half birthdays so it was pretty much what we would have done pre-pandemic. We enjoyed treats (he chose donuts) and a few gifts we'd accumulated over the months.
Everett turns 4.5 - July 7, 2020
This pandemic is clearly sticking around for awhile longer, so now we have to figure out what fall and winter look like. We have to prioritize and mitigate, plan and reevaluate. How do we visit loved ones safely? What can wait and what can't? Is Halloween totally cancelled?
That last one is a bit tongue in cheek, but Everett did ask (unprompted) if germ time would be over before Halloween. At this point, the answer is most likely no.
And yet, on we groove. Our little family, full of love. We're not sure how long we can coast like this, but we're not worried about that now.