Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lazy (?) Days of Summer

Ahhhh...the good ole Summertime has officially started this week.

Which means in a few short days Amy will have a birthday. (Her 9th, sniff, sniff)
We've got a family road trip coming up soon, too.
Until then, we've managed to keep ourselves busy at home. 
Well, not AT home, but around town.


We've been to swim, a playdate (a make up one, since the originally planned one was postponed due to one of the playees becoming sick), roller skating and a local carnival. And three of those occurred in one day!

Ahhhhhh, the lazy days of summer.

Steve noticed a carnival set up in the parking lot of a local mall and after dinner last night said he'd like to go. 
So, we loaded up into the car (sans camera-darn) and headed over.
I was quite impressed at how daring the girls were this time, especially Jessica. She was quite vocal on the attractions she wanted to try. And try them she did, with a big happy grin on her face.
Amy wanted to ride the Sizzler, which is one of those spin type rides she discovered last year when Grandpa was in town. You know the one where you sit side by side and as the ride gets going one of you gets smooshed by the other one. I wore flip flops (what was I thinking?), so couldn't ride with her. Steve got the honors and they both had a blast. (Jessica wasn't quite tall enough, so she hung out with me).

It was a fun, happy time. 
And while the prices they charge are exorbitant, 
the smiles on their faces, 
while munching on a 2 dollar snow cone 
was definitely worth the price of the ticket(s).

This fun trip was after the made-up playdate, and 
the terrific time at the roller rink.

Yep, I have to agree with the girls, it was one awesome day.

Lazy days of summer, indeed.

For the record, they were up this morning, before 7am!
As you can see, Mommy has still found a little teeny bit of time to crochet.
This is Mama Tortoise. Baby may (or may not-I'm ready to work on other projects) follow soon.
I couldn't find the same yarn as the sample in Crochet Today, but I really liked the colors in this multi colored yarn and decided to throw caution to the wind and make a pink turtle. LOL

Hope your summer adventures bring you lots of smiles, too!



Jena said...

What a sweet little turtle - and it sounds like you're already having a blast this summer. The lazy days of summer indeed ;-P I hope you continue to have fun!

Sheila Bennett said...

What an adorable turtle! Looks great in pink. :)

Alanna said...

Your tortoise is super cute. It sounds like you all have been super busy and having lots of fun. Enjoy the summer.

Kim Burmeister said...

Sounds like your summer is off to a great start.

Mama tortoise is adorable! Love the multi-colored shell!

Laurel said...

Oh my how adorable, such happy little projects!

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Kathi C. said...

Love the pink turtle! Your days sound anything but lazy. They sound fun!! I'd love busy without the 9 to 5 element. LOL.

Enjoy today, too, sweet friend!

Michele said...

This is absolutely adorable!!!

Carolyn Christie said...

Cute and adorable!! Sounds like you're pretty busy too. But there's nothin like family time!

Barb said...

How sweet is this little pink turtle? VERY!! So cute, Jeanne!