Saturday, August 25, 2007

The End of Summer

Summer is almost over...school starts Monday (woo hoo!). The past two weeks has been spent trying to cram in all the summer activities that we hadn't gotten to in the past two and a half months. Here's a sample:

For the past few years we've gone out to Lake Conroe at least once during the summer and rented a pontoon boat for the day. This year, the lake was quite a bit rougher than it's been in the past. No one seemed to mind except me...






We went to see an Astros game courtesy of the Kimberlins. They gave us tickets as a thank you for watching their dog, Molly, while they went to Italy. It was a great game up until the 7th inning when everything fell apart and the Astros ended up losing to Milwaukee. I don't think we've ever been to a game when they've won. I'd like to see them win just once. Then I can be done paying out the nose for food and drinks and the requisite "souvenirs." Jim actually bought Jackson a $60 Astros jersey this time! I don't know which is worse...a useless foam finger for the bargain price of $15 or a shirt for my 8 year old son that cost more than almost every piece of clothing in my closet. All in the name of family fun.






We also try to squeeze in at least one day trip to the beach in Galveston each summer. This year, I took the kids one day with my friend Dorothy and her two boys. We met Heather and Brandy and all the kids down there. We spent a few hours on the beach (which this year wasn't as gross as it's been in the past so that was a bonus)and then Dorothy and I took our kids to Rainforest Cafe for lunch. A fun way to spend one of the last few days of summer.





And last weekend, we took one last trip...to San Antonio and SeaWorld. We went with the Kellers and the Cumberlands and had a great time. We stayed at an awesome hotel--the Hyatt Hill Country Resort. It has an amazing pool complex and lazy river and is extremely family friendly. We really could have spent the whole time just hanging out there. But we had purchased season passes to SeaWorld when we were there for spring break and wanted to get our money's worth. We went to SeaWorld two days and did it all including Jordan's first roller coaster ride!





We did all this in about two weeks, and that doesn't include bowling, the movies, and splashtown where we didn't take pictures. We definitely ended summer with a bang!

4 comments:

My Name is Kaity. said...

Cool Pictures!! Sounds like you have had a pretty fun filled summer!

Jean said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful summer, Rita.

Jean

Brandy said...

Love that action shot of Jordan jumping in. Dang I want to go on that boat! Grrr!! Anyways, thanks for letting us be a part of the last few weeks. I love me some Fujas...

shannon said...

looks like you are wrapping up summer nicely!