Well, since the countdown to my 200th post is now on... and everyone (who is anyone - :) ) is just dying to see what the giveaway is, I had best get to blogging. :)
This blog is one that I've been "planning" for a few weeks. Basically, ever since I decided that I simply can't do a blog on each and every activity that we've done this summer. That is, of course, unless I blog for 24 hours straight or I somehow manage to get my kids to sleep for an entire week so that I don't have any new things to add to my list of things that "need to be blogged." :)
This one is the "Summer Activities Blog." It's mainly all going to be photos, so bear with me and just ignore it if you don't want to see pictures of my kids. :)
First... beach photos. I know. I should have already be done with vacation photos and posts. I am, kind of. I just realized when I was looking back over my blog the other day that I never posted any of the actual "beach photos." So... here ya go...
Now that I am "officially" done with our vacation (boo...), I will move on. :)
Immediately after our vacation, we went right into girls All-Stars T-ball. The Pink Panthers were great... even if they only won a scrimmage game. They played against all boys and really gave a few teams a run for their money. Bailey LOVED it. She loved wearing pink, playing with all girls, and getting to socialize. We literally came home from vacation on Saturday morning and played two t-ball games that night at about 6. Exhaustion.
Some cute pics:
Shortly after getting back to "normal," the kids and I joined up with Rebecca and Joseph and took a day trip to the Newport Aquarium. My pictures are not that great. I'm too dependent on Cilla. lol. Despite the fact that Jake and Joseph talked the entire way there about going to see the sharks, they were terrified when we got there. They acted like little girls... shrieking and hiding behind us every chance they got. We were cracking up... they just fed off of each other. It was pretty funny.
And, then there was the 4th of July holiday. That was the weekend that I ran my first 5K and it was a great weekend. My parents, Colt, and Emily came down and Paul, Rebecca, and Joseph joined us. The guys golfed and we laid by the pool. We ate delicious food (ribs, yum). And, then, we spent the entire next day at the lake. Swimming. Tubing. Fun for all.
All big and bad...
Jake drinking pop, which is his favorite thing to do with his Mimi...
Poppa showing Bailey where he's going to throw her. :)
Not so big and bad now, huh?
Bailey's first time tubing...
Jake was scared she'd get thrown off and watched her just like this the entire time she tubed.
She even tubed by herself... using thumbs up for "ready" and a hand in the air for "stop." She was an old pro in no time.
So, after that weekend, our next adventure was Holiday World. Before I post a couple of photos, let me say this. We spent most of our day in the water park there. I had planned to take photos when we went to the amusement park side. Well, it rained. I didn't want to get my camera wet. Thus, very few pictures... and even fewer good pictures. :) We had a great time, despite a little rain. We were exhausted coming home. My daughter and her daddy had a blast on the big slides, while Jake and I enjoyed the wave pool and the lazy river. Win/win for each of us. :)
Which brings me to now...
This weekend was a planned camping trip, but it is being postponed. We're still working out the details of what we'll do instead. Not much is left of our summer before school starts. :( I'm kind of sad. I have a lot of other things I wanted to do with the kids this summer, but we really haven't had the time to do them all. But, we've had a great summer nonetheless... and we'll make the most of our weekends until the cool weather of fall moves in (which means football - woo hoo!). :)