Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Our Summer !

Our Summer was great! We got a pass to the city pools and spent every day there for the first month. Joe took lessons and He is now swimming under water as well as above!

Chris went to Scout Camp for a week and Kent was able to join him for two nights.

Megan got to go to Girls Camp which was a surprise as she didn't turn 12 until August! She had a blast and can't wait to go again next year!

Against my will Joe spent a lot of the summer doing this! We would find him all over the house playing video games. This is a picture of him curled up in a corner in the girls room!

Towards the end of summer Kent took a week off and we had a few adventures, I managed to forget my camera most of the time! We went to King's Island which is a amusement park in Cinncinatti. The kids loved this place though many of the rides they went on caused me to think I may never bring them back! : )

We also took a trip to Berea, Kentucky which is the Arts and Crafts district. We enjoyed exploring all the different shops filled with sulptures, arts and crafts.
We kept a morning schedule this summer which included getting dressed, picking up bedrooms and having breakfast by 9:00 then reading , weed picking and 4 trips around the circle on bicycles. It kept us going in the morning, kept our house clean and I didn't feel bad when they watch TV or played video games because all of our "have to's" were already done!

We had our most successful summer reading ever

Chris read 5 books,
Megan read 8 books,
Allison finished 12,
I lost count with Joe
and I even read a few!

We planted a garden this year and we are reaping the benefits with huge zucinis, cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers. We have an abundance of jalapenos and cherry tomatoes too!
We are hoping to can some tomato sauce before fall.

School is back in session now and I miss the kids being home!
We had so much fun this summer!

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