Sunday, August 24, 2014

Goodbye Summer

Well, it's time to say goodbye to summer.  We had lots of fun, much of which I have blogged about already.  Here are just some of the "everyday" experiences we had this summer (the things not glamorous enough to get their own blog post)!

We grocery shopped (despite protests):


We started cooking together more.  Our specialty?  Friday night pizzas!



We also made "pizza rolls" one night:


We had tea parties...


...and went to the Thinkery, where the kids could have their funny faces projected on a big screen for all to marvel over:



We spent lots of time getting wrinkly in the water, whether it was at the pool or the water park:


Every Wednesday morning when I picked them up from their dad's was "Workout Wednesday."  The routine included breakfast at Dunkin Donuts before the play room opened at the gym.  Apparently that makes me mom of the year:


We made a movie:


And the most exciting thing we did all summer was... YARDWORK!  Ha ha!



I must have worked them hard because we also had several "crashes" throughout the summer:



Now it's time for BACK TO SCHOOL!

SplashFest


I took the kids to Round Rock's "SplashFest" and they had a ton of fun going down the inflatable water slides. I took lots of fun pictures, but here are some highlights:




Afterwards they showed "Jumanji" in the park, which was really fun too.  Gotta love summer days!

 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hawaiian Falls

A new water park just opened this summer about 5 minutes from our house. We splurged on the season passes, so we have been going at least once a week this summer to get our money's worth! We have spent our summer in their pool, the lazy river, and the wave pool... but Chase has been too nervous to try any of the water slides. Today I figured out a way to get him to go. Get his sister to go down first!


I took her up with me and Chase waited for us at the bottom.  She was really excited about it all the way up the stairs, and then got a little nervous once we got to the top.  I had to go down the slide first so I could tell the lifeguard at the bottom to catch her when she came out after me.  I was nervous she would chicken out on me after I went down (since I had to leave her up there alone and couldn't give her a little "push"), but my brave girl did it!  I was so proud.

Once Chase saw how much fun we had he decided to give it a try.  I must admit, I was a little nervous he would chicken out when I saw his wheels turning at the top...


...but he had a blast!


We all went down that same slide several more times.  I am so happy I finally got him to try it.  Now maybe we can try some more!

 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Reading

This summer the kids and I all participated in our library's summer reading program.  We each were assigned a different colored team and we worked to earn as many reading hours for our team as possible.  In our house Chase got first place, I got second and Chloe was a close third.  We all got really into it.  Even I read way more than I normally do!

At the end of the summer we went to their Summer Reading Carnival, where they revealed the winning team!


Overall, Chase's team won first place, Chloe's won second and mine came in dead last.  Ah, well....

The party was fun!


The kids played tons of games and walked away with lots of prizes (74 stickers and 2 free books, to be exact)!


But my favorite part of the carnival was the dress-up photo booth.  That had my name written all over it!  I love this photo of us!


Sums us up perfectly!