So, summer’s officially over…
I’d be sad, but really, I’m just tremendously thankful for the greatness it was, and looking forward to a beautiful fall! We were lucky to travel a bit and do some camping, and spent some deeply satisfying family time together.
So here it is, in first-day-of-school-essay fashion: what we did on our summer vacation…
We slept here…
This wild one made it to the top of our tree for the first time, and this wild one made it farther than ever on the Scioto Audubon climbing wall.
There was LOTS of dancing!
And plenty of tattooing.
We threw the kids around quite a bit.
We ate here…
We went on a pirate ship and defeated “Stinky Pete.”
We had awesome fun with the little things, and enjoyed more than one rainy day.
We witnessed a random zombie walk.
Had ice cream.
And had an ice-cream induced zombie moment.
We were passionate explorers of the big, wide world.
Komodo dragon visited komodo dragon.
The girls learned how to blow bubbles with their straws.
We spent a lot of time in the car (prepared for the worst, and were pleasantly surprised when it wasn’t completely horrible!).
There was lots and lots of dressing up.
And quite a bit of reading.
This one learned some new tricks.
And suffered a few bruises and cuts.
This one saw new things.
Some really wonderful artwork was created (good Lord, do I love the belly buttons!).
The kids finally got their licenses.
We ooo-ed and ah-ed over some tremendous fireworks.
And had some truly happy fireside evenings.
It was a glorious, happy summer full of new experiences for all of us.
And I’m forever grateful to get to relive these memories through our pictures! Thank you, camera!