Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vacation Week

Summer vacation week for us is our favorite part of summer because Daddy gets to take time off work for us to hang together as a family!!  He works so much that this is HUGE for us!!  Even though we can't go "away" on a vacation, we make this week special by filling it with events that we plan together, as a family.  Some of our plans were changed by the record-breaking heat wave and drought...we didn't think Six Flags would be very enjoyable.

We started off by spending a day at the house to clean and organize...doesn't sound like much of a vacation, but since we got the whole basement redone, we can now enjoy that space and have a clean house to enjoy for the rest of the week, felt awesome!

We went to Indian Camp Creek.  It has a large creek that you can swim and explore.  It has several play areas, a big lake with a boardwalk, and an overlook tower to climb.  One of my favorite parks!
Blake soaked himself in the fountain

Daddy too!

We spent much of our "at home" time in the pool, grilling, and just spending quality time playing with the kids.  Another fave was our fort night!
Sophie loved being part of it!  It made us think that she would do good
camping with us...

We turned it into "movie" fort night...we watched Indiana Jones and ate pizza
and popcorn for dinner.
 Swimming was something that we did every single day, when it's over 100 degrees, it's the best thing to be doing!  Taylor learned to go under and now jumps in by herself.  We relaxed...

Our favorite, most memorable time of the week was our camp trip to Huzzah Valley.  I had to devote a separate blog post for it, but here are a couple can see that these kids LOVE camping!  They were both, literally, face down in the river, the entire time!  The river was cool, refreshing, sparkling and clear...perfect for snorkeling and fishing! 

We had a fantastic, much needed vacation week...our goal is to have MORE days to spend together as a family!

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