This summer has been admittedly low on fun for the kids. Mostly because the enormous expense of the move made us unusually low on vacation funds (ie, no trips to California this year!). Somehow the kids don't count unpacking as a Fun Family Event (neither did I, for that matter!)
We've hung out with friends, hit the dollar movies a few times, and frequented "happy hour" at Sonic (because every small Texas town has one and I can't resist 1/2 price cherry limeades!). But no big out of town trips. So sad!
However, we did manage to get away to a local lake this last weekend with Dennis's brother's family. We had a ball, even though the high temp was a record 106!! We had no idea it was that hot because we were busy swimming. The biggest hit was jumping off of a double decker party barge. Had to show off some of the "flying" pictures:
The Dynamic Duo leap (love Dennis's look of determination):
The Jumping Jack:
The 'Hey Mom' Jump:
The Flip:The Cutie Pie (okay so it's not a jump but she is cute):
Of course, no one caught a picture of ME jumping off - even though I had to "prove" to Libby-10 that she would not die if she flung herself to the depths beneath. I'm not the most graceful thing (I haven't jumped 10 feet since I was about...10! Heights are just not my thing.) and I got water in my nose EVERY TIME. It did help her get up her nerve, but maybe it's good that we don't have the visual reminder of a screaming, waterlogged mother, barely overcoming her own fears to jump into the lake ("See, it's just NO BIG DEAL, honey!"), preserved for all of posterity.