Summer has flown by. How is it the end of August? How is Zack starting second grade (!) tomorrow?In spite of illness and stress and (non-fun) travel, we had a pretty good summer, I think. We just got back from our annual trip to CT where we managed to pack in a lot of stuff--seeing all kinds of family, going to the beach, eating ice cream, camping (just Rob and Zack), eating seafood, kayaking, swimming in the pool, playing miniature golf.Zack loves seeing all of his cousins and aunts and uncles, and I think the feeling is mutual. We've explained a little about how Rob is adopted, etc., etc., and some day it will probably hit him that Rob and Kelly are siblings but they call two differnet women "Mom," but in the meantime he just knows that a whole lot of people love him. And that's all that matters. What makes me happy to no end is that even though most of his cousins are nearly two decades older than him, they have no problem spending time with him and including him. The older cousins were playing frisbee on the beach and had no problem letting him join in.He's matured a lot in some ways this summer. He's glad to help out (well, most of the time)--setting the table, feeding the dogs, bringing groceries inside. It's really nice.I'm just going to post a bunch of pictures from vacation here, and in the next post. And then I'll try to be better at posting from here on out.