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Our Summer In Review

27 Aug


The summer has been over for exactly a day, so it seems like as good a time as any to take a look back.

While it wasn’t a bad summer it wasn’t the best yet, that distinction goes to last summer. The area where this summer was better was that there was more Bill in the picture. This was the first summer EVER that he hasn’t been tied to the golf course so he was able to come along on some adventures with us.

We hit all the major attractions in the area. The zoo, the aquarium, Longwood Gardens, Dutch Wonderland, the Herr’s Chip Factory, the Turkey Hill Experience, we even made it to Hershey Park (for a minute). What we didn’t do was go on little hikes and excursions like we did last summer.

Looking back I’m not really sure what we did all summer but we missed out on the butterflies, and many of the other nature adventures we took last year. The kids enjoyed them last year but had no interest this year and I wasn’t going to push the issue.

We did have both boys in full day camp for three weeks which took up a nice little chunk of summertime.

Honestly though, the kids had a much different attitude than they did last year. They fought with each other a lot more and they didn’t really want to do anything. Often times it wasn’t even fun to go out with them because they were miserable. Don’t let those smiling faces fool you, we had more than our fair share of temper tantrums.

There was a lot of fun had this summer but we also missed out on a lot more. My hope is to make next summer the best one yet, so jam packed with fun they’ll be begging to go back to school just to get a break.

How was your summer? The best ever? Not even over yet?


The Conclusion of The Summer of Mommyland

6 Sep

My Life In Mommyland

Our BEST summer yet!

I’m so glad that I decided to take a step out of my comfort zone and get out with the boys this summer. Sure, we missed Bill while we were out on our adventures but the memories I made with the boys are priceless.

The places we went and the things we got to see and do were worth the stress and anxiety I (secretly) went through to get us there. Not to mention it sure beat just hanging around the house like we used to do all summer long. But you know what they say, “All good things must come to an end.” And our summer was no exception.

Cameron had to go back to school and Logan will be back next week so our adventures together have come to an end…Until next summer.

Because The Summer of Mommyland was so special we had to send it off in a special way, but this time I had nothing to do with it.

Thanks For An Awesome Summer

We had already planned on having Cameron’s favorite dinner the Sunday before he went back to school. What I didn’t know was that Bill had something special for ME up his sleeve.

The boys helped Bill put together a beautiful book filled with our adventure photos that nearly brought me to tears. Then after dinner they gave me a card thanking me for such a great summer and a cake. As if that wasn’t enough, the boys also put together a video montage of our photos. The boys even picked the music, the Charlie Brown theme song.

My Life In Mommyland

It was the perfect end to the perfect summer…Well almost perfect, the only thing that would have made it better would’ve been to have Bill along for all the fun.

How did you end you summer? Did you have a special back to school party?

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