We have been having a lot of fun getting out over the last couple of weeks after a little stretch of just hanging out at home.
We joined our neighbors and friends at the local water park for a day. In all the years I’ve lived in this area, I had never been to it. Though there are obviously lots of big water slides, they have an awesome little tot pool with mini slides and a lazy river. Lala had a great time bobbing in the river with a life jacket. Tbear wanted to just be left to do his thing in the tot pool. It was a long, fun day! I put my phone away and left my fancy camera at home to keep them from being lost or damaged… and didn’t end up getting a single pic!
My alma mater sponsors free outdoor concerts for 6 weeks every summer, featuring local bands, watermelon, popcorn, cookies, lemonade, bounce houses, and face painting. It’s an awesome, relaxed, family ‘picnic.’ We are hoping to go every week this summer. The first one was rained out by a dramatic thunderstorm, but the band has been rescheduled for an additional date in August. We have been having a great time and look forward to more fun, beautiful evenings!
Lala loves to jump in the bounce houses. Interestingly, although he loves going to the bounce house place, Tbear won’t go in them at the picnics… Kids…!?!
Tbear got his first ‘tat’ last week! 🙂
We also had fun this weekend bowling at our neighbors’ birthday party! Both kids had a great time, but Tbear was having more fun that anyone else in the place, running around hollering ‘my turn’ over and over, jumping up and down after he rolled his ball, and supervising all of us.
I think the kids are ready for Mic’s next company bowling party!
A trip to the lake was a wonderful interlude from a busy weekend of house chores. We only live about 30 minutes from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and still don’t go very often! Such a fun family time. We had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, milk, and strawberries for dinner! We prefer to go up in the evenings to avoid the crowds and the burning sun…
We stayed to watch the sunset and the stars come out. The moon reflecting on the water was magical.
We hope you have been getting out to have some fun and make some memories this summer! I think we can mark at least 3 things off of our list of activities we wanted to do this summer. Better get on the rest of them! If you are looking for a few ideas, please check out our post: Searching for Summer… 12 Sizzlin’ Suggestions for a Sensational Season. Here’s to enjoying a sizzlin’ summer!