Ever since I got back from Girls Camp I feel like our whole family can actually ENJOY summer. I feel bad that most of June was taken up with planning & preparing things for camp, which was a blast, but I feel like I didn't do as much with the kids as I could have.
But now we're off on adventures having a blast in the summer sun.
I love the downtown farmer's market here in Mountain View. They sell things, but they also have all sorts of fun activities for the kids to participate in as well as a car show. The kids got their faces painted, played with bubbles, tic tac toe, & a few other games, & Bladen climbed the 30 foot climbing wall. We expected him to get a few feet up, but no . . . he made it up the entire 30 feet & rang the bell at the top. We were SHOCKED.
We've also been doing night games here on base all summer on Friday nights. On July 1st we had water games & filled up over 1000 water balloons (my hands hurt after that). We played Capture the Flag, Ghosts in the Graveyard, & had an epic water balloon & water gun fight with 65 kids/teens from our ward & in our neighborhood. It was pretty awesome.
We've been wearing the kids out by playing hard outside all day that it's SO cute to see how tired they are. I love watching my kids sleep. They are so sweet.
We also took a family trip to the theater to seeing Finding Dory. It was really cute.
And we've made a few trips to our mall here as well. My kids like to ride the little cars in between the kiosks. Our mall is awesome. It has a Lego Store, a Disney Store, Build A Bear, & then an Apple Store for Trek & a Sephora & LUSH for me. :-)
It's been a great summer so far. We've had a ton of fun.