An Ode to Summer 2012

This summer MaM has been obessed with the theme song from Phineas and Ferb. Perhaps you are familiar.

“There’s a hundred and four days of summer vacation, and school comes along just to end it. So the the annual problem of our generation is finding a good way to spend it…”

We didn’t build a rocket ship or find a mummy, but we did do some pretty great things.

It all started on the last day of school. We checked out Hot Wheels for Real at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and we really haven’t sat still since.

We had a full week of Sky VBS at the beginning of June. For the record, the CD is still playing in the car.

We got to play in Lucas Oil Stadium with friends, and we even made the JumboTron.

We enjoyed a picnic and Indians Game at Victory Field.

We road tripped to Atlanta to be with friends, and had a splendid time.  We bought our National Parks Passport, and got our first stamp at the National Historic Site, the Birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the way home, we visited Rock City (and yes, I got a mini birdhouse).

Randomly, MaM and I had the opportunity to see Quidam by Cirque De Soliel when they rolled through town.

We watched the big Fourth of July Fireworks in downtown Indy with friends on the top of one of the taller buildings.

We’ve cooled off at Conner Prairie’s RIver Crossing on numerous occasions.

We managed to pick the perfect day for a picnic at 100 Acres (at the IMA).

 

We had a fun visti with cousins, and the Fox REALLY liked our visit to Sahm Aquatic Center with them.

This is the first summer that the kids actually earned all 600 points in the library reading program.

We celebrated MaM’s 7th birthday at the Waterpark at the Monon Center.

We did a $2 Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair, and I have to say, it was awesome.

Any time we weren’t out and about, you could find us at the pool down the street. Because let’s face it, this summer was HOT. This is the summer that the Fox found his sea legs and absolutely LOVED the pool.

Summer of 2012: The Summer We Did Stuff.

And I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. I have no idea how much my children will remember this summer, but I think I always will. THANK YOU, my girl and boy, for making this one of my greatest summers ever!

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