Summer 2014

On Friday, August 1st, I thought to myself, “Whew.  I made it.”  Months in advance, I have to plan out the summer, arranging for camps and activities for the kids.  We are on the home stretch now, as the last week of summer is Mom Camp.  More on that later.

We started the summer with the Balloon Glow.


And some dress up from the favorite new movie.



We’ve done A LOT of this:


In fact, Samantha learned how to jump off the diving board this summer.  It’s about time.

This one, on the other hand, has been doing it (with her float) for a while:


She has had a few lessons this summer, and might be a fish, just like Samantha.


We haven’t done enough of this:


We’ve also seen most of the children’s shows at the library.  Samantha got picked to be a volunteer in every show that made requests. This one was Billy Jonas.  It was a new show for the library, and what a wonderful surprise!


And we couldn’t miss Roger Day!


The girls have spent lots of time on this:



And even got to ride on one of these:



And because we didn’t already have enough going on, we scraped the popcorn ceiling off in 4 rooms.



I think that about sums it up.  I didn’t intend to let the whole summer go by and not post.  Hopefully, this summer in pictures captures it all.  School starts next week!

Safari Greg at the Hoover Public Library

Tuesday nights we head over to the library for a free show.  They always bring in really entertaining acts.  This week was Safari Greg.  He brought a Milk Snake, a Cayman, a Boa Constrictor and a Milk Snake to show.  He also does a bit of magic.  The room erupted with screams when that funny helmet lamp lit up no matter how many times he blew it out.  At the end of the show, he let everyone sit with the Boa Constrictor.  We waited for over half an hour, but it was worth it.

Sam and Ellie sitting Safari Greg and Boa Constrictor

The Library

We love the Hoover Library!  They always have lots of stuff going on for kids (and adults, remember, the rain barrel?) but this summer, it seems jammed packed with fun shows!  Check out the Kids Events or the main library calendar if you’re local.  I’m sure you’ll find something there that’s interesting!  Ellie absolutely loved the Aaron Nigel Smith show yesterday.  We’re looking forward to Roger Day coming soon!