Tuesday, August 2, 2011
This Summer: The A List
1. Sent the kids to All Sports Camp.....twice!
This is important for them. It gets them out of the house, keeps them active, allows them to socialize, and just go play fun games with new and old friends.
2. I took they boys to Tahoe.
They have never been and we got a cabin for super cheap. They got to hang out at the local park, eat a ginormous ice cream cone, and just be.
3. We took them camping to a different lake this year.
Our usual spot had a ton of snow still so we went to a new place where we could fish, 4 wheel, and watch others get stuck, break their rigs, and be foolish when it came to rock climbing.
4. We went to the beach.
We live about 30 minutes from the beach and hardly ever go. I decided last minute to take them and it turned out to be a gorgeous day. We even had the pleasure of seeing dolphins swim along the shoreline.
5. I planted about 29 tomato plants.
I'm still waiting for them to turn red. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we have a super hot spell so that they turn red in time for the Tomato Harvest party we host each summer.
6. Luke turned 10.
He is a decade old.
7. Trevor will turn 9.
How time flies.
8. I took the kids to Family Camp.
We went with 3 other families. The kids got to do some archery, carnival games, raft down the river, and just run wild. Little supervision was necessary.
9. I took the boys to Great America.
All 3 of them went on their first ever upside down ride.....The Demon. Found out Luke is not a fan of roller coasters.
10. We went to Raging Waters.
I went on the new ride Bombs Away while my kids went on every other ride the park has.
11. The boys have been brushing up on math and reading this summer.
While none of them are too pleased about it they are practicing math skills with a program called IXL and reading some books that one of the teacher's sent home with me. It hasn't been easy, in fact we have encountered a lot of tears, but it will keep them fresh and remembering some things over the summer.
How has your summer been?