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.
This 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!
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't get to spend as much time with them as we wish. But, each and every moment is special.
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.
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!
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