I have been the worst blogger! My summer has flown past! There are days I don't want to end, then I have days when I am giddily making black checks across the calendar in anticipation of school starting.
Can you believe its mid July?! Summer is half over!
I’ve been trying to cram in as much fun-filled adventures as our family can do. With four kids under 10—it’s actually been difficult finding entertainment other than the usual park.
So, I’ll just take you through a tour of what we’ve been doing. Pictures say more than words, right?
Camping with a puppy = adventure. That look on her face is unrestrained enthusiasm. (No pun intended…you know…because she’s tied up and all…restrained. Okay. It sounded funnier in my head, but dorkier when I type it out.)
Our little pooch stayed tied up, but hey, we offered her free kid’s legs and ankles to nip at if they walked past. Chew toys are sooooo overrated! Whenever she acted up, we tossed her a kid.
What? You don’t give your kids hair cuts and deep conditioning treatments with Walmart sacks held on by flashy headbands while on golf carts eating otter pops, while camping? Sheesh.
Then you truly haven’t camped in style.
Roasting marshmallows the size of toilet paper! YEEHAW! Everything else is supersized—why not marshmallows? Root canal and tooth decay here we come!
So how did we pass the time when TOO much family camping over TOO many days of living together got to be TOO much? We got out our guns.
And we had a marshmallow war!!! FUN!!!!!!!
(I won, in case you were wondering. Wade if you’re reading this, you’ll just have to accept it. It sucks to lose, and it’s okay to lament.)
Summer thunderstorms. *Sigh* We've been watching a lot of them. Isn't that sheet lightning beautiful?!
My daughter had a birthday and we took her to Pirate’s Island for dinner. Is there one by you? SUPER CUTE! (Basically it’s the pirate version of Chuckie Cheese—but the food is actually good!)
I felt like I was in Disneyland. All they needed was the Pirates of the Caribbean ride to complete the whole experience!!
You know you’re a redneck when…
Can you see my brother-in-law in the background? Again, see the way he is cowering? Yep. He’s just afraid of the power I pack. I’ll have to say, this was a draw. Four girls against him was fair! You should have seen the bruises on my bod. You’d think we were playing paint ball!
TIP: WEAR GLASSES, LONG SLEEVED SHIRT, PANTS, AND A HELMET!!!! Bubble wrap wouldn’t hurt either!
On the 4th of July we went to a BBQ and I ran into this hottie at the picnic party:
Yep! Jordan drove into town! We had fun catching up and watching her brother (my cousin) light home fireworks and try to light himself on fire!
And lastly—my hubby and I had an entire day to go on a date! (Don’t worry there isn’t mushy romantic details involved. Ewww.) Nope, we went exploring up in the mountains! We took these beautiful pictures of the mountains above where we live.
Then we went shooting!! Because I have a sick obsession...
What is it about holding a gun that makes my skin tingle in excitement! Granted, these are pellet guns--but no matter--one day, I’ll own a real gun!
So is it just me but I am stunned that summer is halfway over! I hope your summer is turning out just as fun and exciting! I’m running out of ideas of what to do with my kids before school resumes. What kind of fun things have you found that you can do with kids—especially young kids? I am OPEN for suggestions! I know there are MANY, MANY creative minds out there! :)