This year has been so chaotic I haven’t even been able to do monthly posts. Really it was probably best I didn’t post for a few months due to all the major transitions our little family went through. Now that we are settling down and preparing for the weather to decide to stay cold for Fall, I would like to do frequent update threads again.
I’m not really going to sort this by month since it will be easier to just pick and choose favorite memories from our summer to share with you. Enjoy!!
We have so enjoyed visiting many trails over these summer weeks. Walking paths (or hiking trails) has become a new family favorite. Fox set the pace on a trail that was estimated to take 2 hours and we finished within 1 hour and 40 minutes! He is quite the trooper!
Playing in the creek at several parks has been a favorite escape from the heat this summer. The boys absolutely love collecting “pretty rocks”, building piles, throwing large rocks into the water to make splashes, or running up and back down the creek exploring.
Simple board games have become a favorite for Fox. Candy Land is one we play together quite often while brother is asleep for his nap. He also really enjoys memory card match games and working on puzzles together.
One week this summer we went camping. It was a much needed relaxing time for all of us! I am already working on new camping plans for the fall before the night weather is too cold for the boys!
We were in totality for this recent eclipse! Fox was so fascinated with everything going on and the changes in the sky and sun, changes in the temprature around us, the energy of all the people there who where also excited about this phenomenon!
I have tried to take the boys to various different parks around us, seeking out a park when we visit a new area, or just visiting our favorite parks many times over this summer. The boys love parks!
I have been collecting crystals left and right this summer, and of course the boys are fascinated with them and want to hold or play with them so… I started having them pick out their own each time they are with me when I go to a store. Slowly they are building beautiful little collections too!
We went to a “Things That Go” event at one park. Fox was able to climb in so many different types of trucks and work vehicles! Fire trucks, helicopter, monster truck, school bus, run down a tow truck ramp, various tractors and road repair vehicles, water trucks, so many vehicles! It was wonderful for him! He talked about it for days.
Fox has become quite the little climber! This kid is so strong it is surprising. He loves rock walls or rope climbing areas that are at some of the parks we’ve visited this summer.
Speaking of climbing! Fox did not want to come down from the very tall wildfire watch tower we climbed recently. He really loved being up there and able to see so far! It was a terrifying experience for me (I’m not crazy about heights), but I am glad I climbed it too because his smile was so big!
I took the boys to a small petting zoo. I think feeding the parakeets was one of their favorite activities. We also got to feed a cow, baby deer and baby goats, a camel, a donkey, and so many more animals! Of course jumping in the bounce house was a big deal for them too. 😉
Despite the many challenges with this life change, we have made some great memories this summer! I cannot wait for the memories we will make this fall!