Hello!!! I’ve been pretty active on social media this summer, but I just realized it’s basically been crickets over here on the blog. I’m so sorry! But we’ve been busy having fun, so I can’t complain or apologize too much.
What have we been up to?
Well I’ll show ya.
1. We played outside.
That’s right, good ol’ backyard (or front yard in this case) fun. Bike riding, tire swinging, water hose spraying, just plain fun. And lots of it.
2. Vacation Bible School
I spent a week shuttling the kids to church every night for songs, Bible lessons, snacks, and water games. It was exhausting but so very worth it.
3. We adopted a new pet!
Now, I know pets can be costly, but Captain Froggy was a freebie from our pond. 🙂
There was also a pet turtle, but he only stayed for a few hours before the kids returned him to his natural habitat.
4. We picnicked and splashed in the creek at the park.
Unfortunately we didn’t get to do that nearly as much as I had hoped, but I did make sure it happened.
5. We had ice cream and popsicles by the pool.
6. We swam.
A lot. Rarely a day has passed that no one got in the pool.
7. We enjoyed some amazing sunsets.
That has been our summer in a nutshell. We’ve done a lot and nothing at the same time, and it’s been a full and fun summer. I’m actually mourning the end of this summer more than any other in the last several years. The cool thing – all those fun things were totally free.
I love to go and do fun stuff. I really love to travel. However, I’m very glad we made the decision to just hang out at home and have a low key Summer this year. Now we’re all refreshed and ready for our crazy fall season.
Moms and dads, do not worry if you don’t give your kids every experience or lots of big vacations. Those things are fun, but definitely not necessary for fun childhood memories.