Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer So Far

Yikes! I occurred to me that my kids have passed the 1/2 way point of summer…Less than 4 weeks until they head back to school. We’ve had a fairly simple summer—no big, amazing trips, but lots of close-to-home stuff to keep us busy.IMG_1301-001
In June, I filled in as Activity Day Leader and did a fun outdoor gameboard with the girls. We used a tape to make a gameboard on the sidewalk, which included spots that said, “whip-cream pie in face” or “30 seconds with a water gun” or “3 rounds of duck-duck goose”. I think everyone had a blast, and everyone needed a shower by the time we were done!IMG_1296-001
When the cousins were hear to play a few weeks ago, they decided to play pirates and kidnapping. Rachel was kidnapped, and wrapped up in tape!IMG_1318 

IMG_1339We ventured out to the Three Rivers Children’s Fest, where the kids got to sit in a real firetruck, jump in a bounce house, and collect some free stuff. They even had some cute mini-amusement park rides, but only Aaron was small enough to go on them:)IMG_1340

IMG_1331We made the 2 1/2 hour trek to Silver Beach, our favorite spot on Lake Michigan, for a fun day at the beach. The weather was warm and calm, and the water was perfect. Only problem? We forgot to bring towels. Yikes.
   2012-07-13 17.41.59 2012-07-13 17.43.012012-06-28 09.48.59  Marc and Marcy (Christian’s brother and sister-in-law) recently moved to Nashville—7 hours away. We drove down at the end of June to spend a few days together, and letting the cousins get to know one another. Here’s Hannah, being the awesome big cousin, with Jackson, Aaron, Liam, and Emma.

2012-07-10 12.12.37 2012-07-10 11.05.47 After living here for a year and a half, we finally made it to the zoo that’s less than 20 minutes away. I was impressed—its a really nice zoo! We only made our way around about 1/2 of it, but we met up with some friends and had a really fun day.
And lastly, I worked on a few simple home improvement projects. First up—I cleaned up my bookshelves and switched out the handles from the dated brassy ones to the old kitchen ones, spray painted oil-rubbed bronze. A simple thing, but it made a big difference. I also finally finished up painting the bannister, which we started a few months ago when Grandpa was here for a visit. Next, we’re gearing up to use a week of Christian’s vacation to start work on the kids’ bathroom.
I have to document everything we do, so at the end of the summer when the kids asked why we didn’t go anywhere, I have proof that we were busy having fun!

1 comment:

emily said...

Fun! makes me miss fw, I love the zoo there!
I want to see pics of the home improv. Even the handles!