The county Fair – I’m so nerdy in the way I love home town county fairs the animals, parades, fried corn dogs and cotton candy, terrible rides that spin you around & around….but my favorite is always the Rodeo’s! I’ve been to many rodeos big and small and love them all…..
We also spent so many days on the beaches of Lake Michigan. OK it’s not CA, it’s not anything like the beautiful beaches on the west coast, but I refuse to let it stop me. Days in Algoma, Two Rivers, and Shawano…all these fun lakes with really nice sand beaches. I popped up my umbrellas, read magazines, listened to my kids fight over every single thing, lost my mind a few times, got told how terrible I was every time I told them it was time to go home. I actually have a tan line from a swimsuit and have cleaned enough sand out of my car enough times to fill a dump truck! Here some fun pictures of those days…..
Kids: We’re board
Mom: Read a book
Kids: That’s more boring
Mom: You can help me do the dishes
Kids: We’re not the mom
Mom: (Gritting Her Teeth) why do mom’s have to do all the dishes?
Kids: That’s what Mom’s do.
Mom: Go outside and play
Kids: Play what
Mom: Here comes the list…..ride your bikes, jump on the tramp, ride your horses, weed the garden etc….
Kids: We did that already
Mom: You already weeded the garden
Kids: That’s not fun… that’s work
Mom: Well someone has to do it
Kids: When’s Dad coming home from work?
Mom: Not soon enough!
This particular day the kids were playing in the front flower garden where we have a crappy little waterfall that never really works. It’s our Dog’s favorite place and we finally figured out why….she loves chasing the frogs. The kids were thrilled to find frogs and I was in heaven because it kept them entertained for the afternoon. Pretty soon they had this cleaver idea that they were going to bring their frogs in so that Molly (the dog) wouldn’t eat them. I held my ground…..no frogs in this house. Here’s the story
Kids: Mom….We found a frog and it’s living in our house.
Mom: No you are not..put them back in the water or they’ll die
Kids: Your sooooooo mean
Here's the photo recap...
Tye all excited & happy they caught the frogs...
The kids trying to figure out the best way to make a house for it. (Notice they grab a bowl from the kitchen that the frog can jump out of....nice try!)
Here they are all marching back to put the frog in the pond and pouting and saying things like "This stinks, why can't frogs live in the house, Mom is sooo mean, Molly's going to eat the frogs, etc..."
They didn't realize I was taking their pictures as they were all huddled together making a plan to sneak the frog in the house at dark....good thing it never happened. They would really think I was a mean mom!
I could go on about Summer Afternoon’s at the Davis Household, but let’s just say I seriously needed a trip to the Salon to cover up the grey hair that is getting more & more noticeable summer after summer. I will miss
Fun days at the Park with Friends
Nights like this at Packer Stadium and fun day trips like to the lighthouse below.
Build a Bear will Miss us.....
The horses will feel neglected...
and Mom will be able to breathe again!!!!
September 1, was the big day back in school. The boys are in a new school this year and Taylor is in a pre-school two days a week. School supplies, new clothes, dentist appointments, hair cuts, a gigantic trip to Sam’s club for lunch snacks, princess backpacks and Tye is all the sudden to cool to wear jeans from Sams Club….seriously at 9!
Somehow my entire month is gone….the summer vacation wrapped up! Routines, schedules, 8:00 bed time’s, and I find myself already booked up for September! Here we come.....