Saturday, July 19, 2008

Summer Days

I have so many wonderful memories of summer days when I was growing up, I sure hope our kids will too! Here's a few of the adventures we've been able to have this summer (so far)...

At the Island Metropark... Celeste looks perfectly fine in this picture, but she "spit it out" (puked) in the car on the way home about 15 minutes after I took this. I guess she was having so much fun, she didn't realize she was sick. I love her enthusiasm!

Geocaching (treasure hunting) with Daddy. This has been such a fun hobby for us! For those of you who don't know what it is, there are little caches hidden all over the place... usually in parks, The coordinates are listed online and you use a GPS to find them. In the cache, you'll find an assortment of treasures (usually junk) but the kids are always absolutely thrilled! The rule is you leave an item for each one you take. So the kids each get to choose one treasure, and then we try to leave church DVDs, cds, etc. We always have Jon find it first, and then he takes the kids near it, so they think they found it. :) This is a hobby that serves so many great purposes... time with family, time outdoors, good exercise, fresh air, a surprise for the kids, missionary opportunity, etc. I highly recommend it as a fun activity that can strenghthen families!

This was a 'movie at the park' night in our community to raise money for our local Police Department. We had a great time together but we only got to watch half of the movie because there was a huge thunderstorm that night, so they sent everyone home (electronic equipment and lightning... not a good combination.)

At the Columbus Zoo with Papa

Luau Party at the Jordans (friends from AFIT)

Charity's not too wild about the water yet, but she loves being outside to watch all the action.

Backyard fun!

Whew! I'm with Jakey... I think we need a break from our summer break.


Saquel25 said...

I'm with Jakey too. I feel like Summer is the craziest time ever. With Gary gone so much this year I have been trying to keep the kids entertained all the time. It's fun but exhausting. I think by the time we are settled and the kids are back in school I'll be ready to take a year long nap!

Anonymous said...

You guys are just too much fun! I love reading about all the fun things your family does. Loved the swim diaper thing! We have "underware boy" and "underware girl" at our house! :)

Jill said...

Summer is full of fun - but somehow, I'm always happy when the fall (read: school) comes back...


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