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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The First Weekend of Summer Break

We had planned to go out of town with the kids for the weekend, but decided to find fun things to do around home. Carter had a game Friday night, which turned out to be a very exciting one. We won, and Carter got the game ball. It was one of those "feel good" nights!

Before the game, we had set up our tent so it would be up and ready for us to sleep in when we got home. Because we always have so many kids over, it had been a long time since we had spent the night in our tent with just the five of us. I love having company, but also love time with just "us". We roasted marshmallows by the fire and stayed up half the night playing board games and computer games. The humidity has kicked in here, so we slept with all of the "windows" was like sleeping out on the open cool! I love love love the feeling of being zipped up in that tent with Jeff, the kids, and a stack of board games. There's something to be said for small spaces!

We got up the next morning and made eggs over the fire. It's funny how things always taste better cooked outside!

On Saturday, we took the kids out to eat then to a family entertainment center here in town. We played putt putt golf, climbed the rock climbing wall, played video games, hit balls in the batting cages, and raced on the go cart track. We enjoyed the go cart racing so much that we did it twice. We've all been to this place for birthday parties and church events, but have never gone..the five of us...just for the fun of it.

Afterwards, we went to see the Prince Caspian movieIt was good, but very long. I enjoyed it, but not as much as the first Narnia movie.
After church on Sunday, we swam for a while, then asked a couple of friends over for the night. The kids wanted to have some friends over to sleep in the tent before we took it down. It ended up being a very long, but fun night. I was still tired from staying up late on Friday, but caught my second wind around midnight. We ended up staying up most of the night. By noon Monday, I was ready for a good nap!
We've had a great time bringing in summer break, but are ready for a little rest for the next few days. I enjoyed the time with Jeff and the kids so much. We had a great time without ever leaving town! I look forward to many more fun days of summer!!


Blogger Rhonda said...

What a great weekend! I love how you can have fun without even leaving town. That is just awesome! I always enjoy your camping photos too. Our family loves to go camping in the great outdoors. I agreed with you last year and I will agree with you this year, there is just something about the food being cooked outdoors that makes it even better. What a great way to start your summer vacation.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Mama Teaching 2 said...

SWEETNESS! My heart just feels warm all over that one of my favorite families had such a great weekend. :)

7:45 PM  
Blogger Mama Teaching 2 said...

Oh and Carter looks just like your hubby in that picture with the baseball! Wow! He usually looks like you to me. But in that photo he is JEFF made over!

11:48 AM  
Blogger carrie & troy keiser said...

How fun for all of you. We used to set the tent up and leave up all summer when I was a kid, it was SO much fun to "camp out".

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know I say this all the time, but really? I am SO coming to live at your house. Your weekend sounds awesome :)

5:16 PM  

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