Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer's Here!

Today is the first day of Summer, and boy is it HOT! We hit 102 today, so needless to say we didn't leave the house. Partially because we went to the pool yesterday and I am sooo sunburned. The tops of my legs got it the worst. They are on FIRE. We ended up staying in with the nice, cool AC and baked S'more bites and chocolate chip brownies.

S'more Bites. YUMM!

Also a fun fact for the day: I met my oldest friend 21 years ago today on her 7th birthday, and we've been friends ever since. Happy Birthday Amber! Here's to 21 more years of friendship, Love you!!

Madison and Caden left last Friday to road trip to Missouri with their grandparents. I miss them like crazy. I'm normally not one of those crazy parents who wont let their children go anywhere without them, and I generally welcome any and all breaks but I do miss them terribly. I keep thinking of fun stuff to do but I don't want to do it without the kids. Not to mention it's so quiet here without them. I'll be glad when Sunday comes, although ask me Monday when they are running and screaming through my house and that may be a different story. haha

Before they left for Missouri on Friday we took them to the Inner Harbor for the Bicentennial Star-Spangled Sailabration. It was pretty cool, we went to see all of the big ships from all over and they had a huge festival with the Blue Angels flying over. It was crowded and hot but the kids had a great time. Here are a few pics:

The Kids had a blast playing in the fountains.
The kids on one of the boats

Matthew (Caden's best friend) & Caden 

Love Baltimore

I didn't take this pic, but I love it! so cool.

Yesterday we went to the pool with my sister in law and nieces. The kids had a blast and I got burned. 
My niece Lexy and Alanna soaking their feet (the water was freezing!)

This was a HUGE step for Alanna. Back in March while at a pool party she slipped off a step and went under. From that point on she was terrified of the water. She wouldn't go within a foot of it, even if we tried to hold her in the pool, above the water, she would scream her head off. She slowly made her way into the water yesterday although still apprehensive, she ended up all the way in with us.

Big girl and daddy

Monday starts training week for Summer camp. I'm looking forward to it as always, but even more so I am looking forward to the beach! Happy Summer!


Bethany said...

It looks like summer is off to a great start! I love getting to see the Big Ships when they're on my coast, too :) Looks like the kids loved it!

Thanks, Michelle, for stopping by my blog yesterday! Your sweet comment totally made my day! It made me happy to see that someone appreciated the work that I put into that series. I had a lot of fun with it, and can't wait to see what others do for summer fun, too!

I'm hosting a link party on Happy Homemaker Me tomorrow and I would love it if you would link up a post about some summer fun or sensory activities you've done with your kids :) Crossing my fingers that you'll come back and join in the fun!

♥ Bethany

Michelle said...

Thanks Bethany, we tried the shaving cream sensory activity with my 3 yr old and she didn't care for the mess. I did end up posting about it and I'll send you that if you want.

You're blog is great, I ended up sharing it on my fb page for all of my mommy friends. I am looking forward to checking out more of your posts! Thanks for checking out my blog also :)

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