Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lazy Days of Summer

We decided to "take the summer off" this year. That decision resulted in a wonderful summer of extended play time with my girls, more family time, less travel and less appointments or events on the calendar (which meant less miles on the car). The only two major things we did was: 1.) Eric & I went to Catalina Island for our annual 5 days without the kids. 2.) Eric & I were leaders at a Young Life camp called Woodleaf. (My sister flew in from Colorado to watch the girls for us). Other than that, we just had a kick-back summer (isn't that the way it's supposed to be?). I read 6 1/2 books (skimmed one) and we entertained the neighbor kids a ton. Here's a slide show of our lazy summer. We...
...played with neighborhood children and saw a lot of Pete (a Young Life teen)...

...had a few tea parties...
...celebrated Father's Day...

...did water aerobics 4 days a week (Christine, that is)...

...celebrated 4th of July...

...had Gourmet Group at our home...



...made lots of crafts...

...did a babysitting swap with the Gonzalez girls...

...watched our garden grow...

...went to a nearby alpaca ranch...

...celebrated each other at Catalina Island...

...found 2 frogs in our bathroom...

...found 3 lizards in our house...

...saw cousin Sarah (Eric's niece) when she visited from Canada...

...had fun with Auntie Deborah (Christine's sister)...

...went to the Sierra Nevada Mts. to hang out with teen-agers...

...made scrapbooks with the neighbor girls...

...had McKayla stay the night.
It was a wonderful summer!

1 comment:

Michele said...

Looks like a perfectly wonderful summer! Thanks for sharing!