Yes, that’s right… we’re already talking about the dreaded six-letter word around here. SCHOOL! It doesn’t start here for another 4 weeks, but it seems like the end of summer for me as the kids prepare to travel and visit Meema and Cousin Camp and then Camp NanaPapa. We did our school supply shopping over the weekend, and I’m finally starting to focus on the summer reading requirements. (Mason has been reading all summer, but before she is out of my daily care for a bit, I need to make sure it’s officially done.)
The kids have been at camp all summer here in our town. They’ve been enjoying “Playground Camp” in the afternoons with their friends. And during the mornings, they’ve been learning about everything from tennis to magic to baking to woodworking to Lego engineering to yoga to science. And then our evenings and weekends have been filled with pool time with friends or beach time or yard work or visitors. It’s been a full summer!
I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite summer moments so far through pictures.
We’ve been trying out new beaches this summer. Water was chilly, but the kids had fun at Second Beach.
My favorite part of Second Beach was the scenery, though. I just love the Rhode Island coastline! (and my beach babe!)
We got out for our first (and so far only) canoe ride. Looking forward to more…
Nana and Papa came to visit for Fourth of July. A very rainy holiday, but we still partied it up in Hingham. Kids swam in the rain, Cooper played some whiffle ball with the big guys, and Jeremy and I enjoyed a couple of Jello shots.
We’ve spent a lot of time in our front yard. Playing badminton, resting in our new Adirondack chairs, and rousing games of Uno on the blanket.
Like I said, lots of activity in the front yard… or lack thereof…
There has been a lot of car time this summer (and more to come). At least it gives the kids a chance to nap after all the excitement.
My little butterflies! Kids and I got to the zoo one afternoon and did an alphabet scavenger hunt – looking for something that started with each letter. This was our “B.”
We took a day-trip up to Portsmouth, NH. I loved it! We walked all over, and the kids did great. The promise of ice cream can really help with their stamina.
During Meema’s visit, us girls went to a kids’ theater production of High School Musical that a friend was in. It was so fun! A girls night wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Sweet Indulgence.
Another new beach – East Matunuck. The boys got settled in the shade pretty quickly.
Mason, on the other hand, was ready to hit the waves. Papa had gotten the kids new boogie boards when he was here. This beach had nice waves to try them out. Cooper asked if we could go back every day. I’d say it was a hit!
We took Meema to her very first WaterFire! It was a beautiful night, and Meema loved it. (Can’t say the same for the kids who have grown bored with the event. Oh well!)
I know tomorrow is just the start of August, and there is another month left of summer before SCHOOL starts, but it’s been a pretty good summer so far. More adventure is to come, including some Robin and Jeremy time which will definitely include removing wallpaper and painting the living room. Maybe we’ll take some time for fun as well. If me, as the task master, allows it!