Friday, August 29, 2008

Summer Memories


We haven't taken our summer vacation yet this year.  We will be going in September when most of the kiddos are back in school.  We like to take advantage of this because it is less crowded and busy.  But, I wanted to share some of the fun things we have gotten to do this summer.  

100_2970This summer we enjoyed our 6th year of playing in a Christian Children's  Softball League.  There are no practices and no pressure.  Just 6 weeks of Monday night games!  This year my friend and I organized the whole shindig.  I think the parents had just as much fun hanging out with the other adults as the kids did playing!

                                    100_2793                                                                   Another Summer Favorite-     

Who wouldn't enjoy running through the sprinkler on a hot summers day.  Well, we didn't exactly have the sprinkler hooked up, but when my kids are hot they can be pretty creative.  They just stuck the spray nozzle handle down and nestled it into the ground so that it would spray up.  I got this shot of Jacob doing a fantastic leap!!



Then there's all the fun you have when you hang out with your cousins!  Family get-togethers are always a much anticipated event at our house.  My boys love their younger cousins and can't wait to see them.  Sadly, we don't100_2920 get to spend as   much time with them as we wish.  But, each and every moment is special.







100_3081Our annual Fourth of July celebration is an event the kids always look forward to.  We just buy a box from the local Wal-Mart, but they really enjoy all the noise and light!



                                                                       Catching fireflies is another summer must at our house.  As soon as the boys see them flitting around the fields at night, they begin their begging routine.  So, armed with containers they head outside to see how many they can capture.  I let them bring them in and set them by their beds for the night.  Then they release them in the morning.



100_2904Summer just wouldn't be the same if you didn't climb a tree or at least a dozen or so!100_2817

And what about exploring the trees, weeds and grass for things that crawl, fly or hop?  Summer is a great time for nature study and we take full advantage of it.  Isaac and Lauren are investigating a brigade of ants climbing up the tree.


                                                                                                                    Summer just wouldn't be the same without blue lollipops.  Especially if it is the very first one you have ever gotten!



Finally, nothing says summer like a fun day at the beach.  Splashing and swimming, playing in the sand, digging moats and making sand castles, getting sand in every crevice, eating it in your sandwich.  Ya know fun at the beach!

We have had a great summer.  Hope you have, too!


For more spectacular summer memories visit Kristen's blog at We Are THAT Family


  1. It looks like you've had a fun summer! I wish we had fire flies here. They're very fun to watch.

  2. Wonderful pix Jenn!

    Glad you signed up!

    Thanks for sharing a little more about you and yours!

  3. Such good pictures. That's great that you can go in Sept. without the big crowds! Gotta love the blue tongue!!
    What is that game the little cousins are playing?

  4. Jenn, it sounds like you had a fairly SANE summer...the kind I like. You've made me homesick!

  5. Looks like a lot of fun! We like to take our "summer vacation" in the fall, too. That's when Hubby has a slower time at work and we love that all the kids are back in school when we visit touristy-type places. :-) Of course, this year with my new baby due in the fall, we will be sticking close to home.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think we will have to check out The Light at Tern Rock. Looks like something my kids would like.

  6. Wow great pictures and what fun!!!
    So glad to see you over at the forum. I know you won't be able to join us for the study but I hope you'll stop by often.

    You've been such an encouragement to me and I really appreciate you.


  7. Beautiful pictures! Hope y'all have a great fall vacation.


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