Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer Fun

We started off July with a great Independence Day. Our friends Barry and Joanie invited us to their annual party. They have a house in El Segundo right across the street from where they let off the city fireworks show. They close down the street and everyone puts out blankets and beach chairs to enjoy the show. We weren't sure how the kids would react to them being so close. They ended up having a great time and loved it! Nicholas kept saying, "This is absolutely fun!" Samantha was in awe and the noise didn't seem to bother her one bit.

Being home this summer with Nicholas and Samantha has been so much fun. We've been keeping busy, playing with friends, and going on fun outings. During the week after July 4th we spent a day at Adventure City. I had never even heard of it before, but it is such a great place! It's like a condensed version of an amusement park with just the rides that the little ones can go on. No lines, inexpensive, small, easy, perfect! Nick even got to try out rock climbing. He was a natural!

Another day we had a play date with our friends the Marks. Shawn and Carol just got a new puppy, a German short-haired pointer...just like Milka! We finally got all the "kids" together to play and they were perfect matches for each other.

Brayden and Nicholas

Blake and Samantha

Milka and Coco (they wouldn't even stay still long enough for me to get a proper picture!)

Our latest adventure was last week when we went to Wild Rivers. We went with a few other families and rented a cabana for the day. It was great to have a spot in the shade right by the little kids area.

Nicholas had a blast on the kiddy tube slide. I lost count of how many times he went down.

We floated around the lazy river a few times. Nicholas' friend Madi was the perfect tube companion.

Samantha and I enjoyed a cool smoothie as an afternoon snack.

A full day in the water and sun wore Nicholas and Samantha out. We were barely out of the parking lot before they were fast asleep. Gotta love those good ol' exhausting summer days!

Well, summer is officially half over! 5 weeks of fun behind us and 5 weeks ahead. Nicholas has 2 weeks of VBS and then we are heading to Yosemite and then Leo Carillo for 2 weeks of camping. Hope you are enjoying your summer!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you're having so much fun! My favorite pictures are of Nicholas enjoying Adventure City and the one of you and Samantha drinking the smoothie. So cute!