Summer is officially here - it is hot, a famous Idaho windstorm has blown over (and destroyed, gosh darn it) the backyard gazebo, and the kids are driving me crazy! LOL Just kidding, the kids aren't doing bad at all (although Hero did spill neon green juice on my rug today, grr), but we've been taking the "keep-em-busy" approach this summer. They're doing VBS this week, next week Hero leaves for Camp Pinewood and Ian has golf lessons. The week after next the three older ones are all in swimming lessons, and Hero and Allegra start figure-skating lessons which last through August. Prevention is the best cure for stir-crazy kids.