Showing posts with label Seasons. Show all posts
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The Summer Album: The Sequel


Let's continue with my recap to our summer, shall we?  See yesterday's post for Part One.

Our 10-Year Anniversary

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary this summer!  Anniversary trip is still to come, but we did go to a fun local restaurant/petting zoo/park to celebrate.  The kids ran around and played, and we ate Southern comfort food.




Ballet Class For Gwen

Gwen has been dying to do ballet all year, and was beside herself with excitement when we finally signed her up!  She loved it so much.  We will probably be doing another class for her in the future - it was so sad to see her disappointment on her last day of ballet.  Clarice also dressed up in ballet clothes and tagged along a couple times.




Art Projects On The Porch

A lot of the summer looked like this - just having around at home and goofing off.


Naps

We took a lot of naps.


Lots Of Birthday Parties For Friends And Family

There were a lot of birthday parties this year.  We went to splash pads, and a couple bouncy house parties (one coming up this weekend).  


Trip To Six Flags

A friend of mine got a season pass to Six Flags, and invited me to go with her for a mom's day out!  Derek and I went to an amusement park a couple years ago, and we got sick on a few of the rides but found our sweet spot by the end of the day, so I figured I'd be fine.  My friend and I had a ton of fun, riding all the roller coasters and getting a chance to talk uninterrupted by children!  I did get nauseous between rides though and had to sip a lot of water - why are adult stomachs not as hardy as kid stomachs?  It's just not fair.  I'm bringing Dramamine next time.


$1 Movies At The Theater

Some of our local theaters do $1 kid movies over the summer, so we went to see a couple of them!  I want to go more next summer, it's a fun day out for all of us and it's a nice little break for me!



Campfire In The Backyard

They finally lifted the fire ban toward the end of the summer, so we had a backyard campfire strait away!









Camping On The Porch

We also threw in camping on the porch, because why not?





Trip To See Dinosaur Footprint Fossils

We had an opportunity to hear a creationist geologist speak at a nearby area with dinosaur footprint fossils.  His talk was more geared toward the adults, and I found it interesting (until we had to dive out because the sun was becoming a little too much for Georgie).  The kids were fascinated by the dinosaur footprints, and we all wished we could search through those rocks on the side of the road for fossils.







Last Hoorah For Summer Camping Trip

We decided to take a camping trip on the last weekend before we started school this week!  We went to a KOA, and it was amazing.  They had a water park included in the price of the campsite, so we spent several hours there, letting the kids play!  The water wasn't very deep, so I could just let them go off by themselves while I watched.  It was so much fun!  We also snuck in a hike and trip to "Whit's End".  We got one more campfire in before the summer ended.  It was lovely.










Now Autumn is officially welcome to start!

The Summer Album




Every year, summer goes by so fast.  I start off with all these great expectations of all the fun things that we will squeeze into these warm-weather months, and by the time August rolls around I'm left wondering what happened.  But sometimes it helps to take a look not at what I had planned for the summer, but all the things we actually did!  And then I realize that we actually did make the most of our summer, just in a different way than I planned.  So this post is just a little recap of our summer, complete with photos of my cute kids.  Read on (and perhaps comment and tell me one unexpected fun thing you did this summer!).


Antique Store Trip And My Birthday Party

I wrote more about this in June, but Derek planned a birthday party for me wince I turned 30 at the beginning of the summer!





Trip To Visit My Grandparents

In June we took a trip to visit my grandparents, who live part of the year across the state.  We love visiting them!  They are also game people, like Derek and me, so we take the opportunity to have game nights!



Fishing With my Grandparents

This was the kids' first time fishing! They love it now, and are constantly asking us to go again!  The boys both caught a pretty good size trout, and Gwen had another one on the line but it got away!








Hiking With My Grandparents

We went hiking when we were there too!






Exploring Local Ice Cream/Coffee Shop

This summer, I decided to try to take advantage of the amenities we actually do have in our little mountain town, instead of always driving to the city.  We visited our local ice cream/coffee shop, and took advantage of local parks.  It was nice to stay closer to our home when we wanted to get out, and I'm looking forward to continuing more local adventures in the fall.



Hikes (By Ourselves And With Friends)

We went on several hikes this summer, by ourselves and with friends!  The big kids are big enough to actually hike this year, and Georgie was still little enough to carry in my baby carrier, so we were in a sweet spot.  Next year will probably be more difficult again while Georgie is learning to walk, so I'm glad we were able to get into the mountains a little this summer!












Fourth Of July - Fireworks and Fun At My Parents House!

We had a lovely 4th of July!  We went to fireworks on July 3rd by ourselves, and then spent the actual 4th with my family at my parents house. 







Come back tomorrow for a few more photos!  I got a little carried away and had to split this into two posts.







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