Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer time fun!

So, I realized that I have no pictures to go with this post...oops!

With the heat that we had this past week, and I'm not complaining, we spent a lot of time either in the swimming pool or having water fights.

I love that we have neighbors with kids and that they all play so well together! One set has a pool like ours so the kids go back and forth between the two pools. Thankfully we each have the same rules when it comes to the swimming pools so it's easy to transition between the two. I think the best part about the two pools is that Alisha and I both get a chance to enjoy the pool to ourselves while the kids are at "the other pool". So, when they are here, Alisha is laying out in their pool and when the kids are there, I'm in ours! LOVE IT!

We have worked really hard this week to tidy up the house each night so that we aren't spending any play time having to clean the house.

I think yesterday was the best day of the whole week! It may not have been the hottest day of the week but the events of the day made it the best.

As I mentioned earlier, the kids were doing their usual back and forth between the pools between our house and the Ramermans. At about 5:00, Alyssa came running home with the biggest smile on her face. "Jeff and Alisha want us all over for hot dogs. Can we PLEASSSSSE go?" Of course, we didn't turn this down. We love spending time with the Ramermans and the Seigmans but the Seigman kids have all been sick. Hoping they will be well soon. Any way, I quickly started going through the cupboards and refrigerate. Pulling out chips, fruit, anything that I could find to take. We was a great spur of the moment dinner! The kids barely finished dinner and they were heading back to the pools.

By the end of the night we were all over in our yard roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. We introduced the Ramerman family to making s'mores with Recess Peanut Butter Cups. I hear these are now on their shopping list!

We will definitely be doing this again! The kids all had fun, the adults had fun. We are so thankful for neighbors that we can call friends!

**I'll try to do better at getting pictures of this week's summer time fun!**


Tanya said...

Woo-hoo for all the blogging, I just got caught up! So much fun that you guys are having. Long live SUMMER!

Janice said...

I agree - spontaneous dinners are the best! Nothing like having friends that are close to home, and are a good fit for the family! So glad summer finally arrived!