To kickoff the summer, we made sure to enjoy some backyard pool time. And along with the usual summer appointments and errands, we have also been taking advantage of some yummy summer treats.
|Our kickoff to summer swim at the Courtright pool.|
|Woohoo, it's summer time!|
|Not so much fun, but a necessary event -- well visits for the kids.|
|Connor's new favorite summer treat - Big League Chew bubble gum.|
|And Kaitlynn's favorite -- ice cream!|
|We sometimes stop at Connie's Frozen Custard after Kaitlynn's weekly reading class. Yum!!|
Soon enough, it was time to begin the many weeks of camps that we had lined up for the kids.
One of the first camps of the summer was Faith West. It's kind of like a Vacation Bible School in the mornings followed by lake time in the afternoons. There's an onsite lake with trampolines, inflatables, zip line, rock wall, you-name-it! The kids LOVED it and came home happily exhausted every day. The only downside was the life jackets created some minor injuries, but it was a small price to pay for all the fun they had that week at Faith West summer camp.
|Packed and ready to go to Faith West summer camp.|
|Here they are on site at the camp. Too bad I couldn't get any lake photos.|
|Our solution for the life jacket injuries, ha!|
The week after Faith West was another fun camp called Daycation at Houston's First Baptist Church. We signed up for this camp so that Connor could spend some time with his buddies, Brady and Tanner (from WAC fame).
For their week of Daycation, the kids were able to participate in the week of Vacation Bible School at the church, along with the other fun camp activities like volleyball, dance, and lots of group games. The kids really loved this camp, but of course their favorite part of it was the VBS.
|Morning drop-off at Daycation.|
|The church has an awesome activities building for the kids with courts, indoor play structure, bowling, and lots more.|
For the Vacation Bible School part of the camp, the parents were invited to attend a family night. We got to enjoy hearing what the kids were learning about, participate in the songs and worship, and even visit the kids' classrooms. What a great job the church leaders did with VBS; the kids loved being a part of it!
|Arriving for Family Night at VBS.|
|The stage decorations were awesome! This year's theme was "Journey Off the Map."|
|For Family Night, the church hosted a Chick-fil-A dinner, yum!|
|First to arrive for Family Night.|
|Selfie with my kiddos.|
|Kaitlynn's classroom at VBS.|
As if that wasn't fun enough, Granddaddy was able to visit during the same week of Daycation. He took Kaitlynn on a very special date night to Rainforest Café and USwirl, her two favorites. His trip was planned to accompany Connor on 2 golf tournaments, but the weather didn't cooperate for either one unfortunately. Of course, the kids didn't mind one bit. They enjoyed every second of Granddaddy's visit -- the games never stop when he's around!
|Kaitlynn's very special date night with her Granddaddy. She picked a special dress just for him.|
|Her favorite spot, Rainforest Café.|
|Granddaddy followed directions very well and took lots of cute pics.|
|Granddaddy even let Kaitlynn pick out a gift, a special Rainforest cup.|
|Back home, let the games commence. Uno was Kaitlynn's choice and she LOVES to dish out the Draw Four cards.|
|Haha Granddaddy, Draw Four!|
|We taught the kids how to play Chickenfoot Dominos, our new family favorite!|
Well, that about wraps it up. The month of June, that is. Stay tuned for lots more summer fun that we've been having (or will have) in July and August, too. Are these kids spoiled for the summer or what?! :-)