Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer 2015 Highlights

The Smiths had a full calendar of events this Summer!  I knew ahead of time to fill our schedule with as many fun activities and camps as possible.  Emma and Owen often drive one another bonkers if they are home together for very long :)  Here is a chronological run down of what kept us busy!
University for Young People at Baylor University - Emma was accepted to attend the first week of June.  The class created a pretend town and she was voted as co-mayor!
The kids enjoyed swim lessons in Big Daddy and Lita's neighborhood evenings after UYP.  Their instructor was amazing and they learned a lot! 
UMHB Lil Cru Football Camp - Owen enjoyed a morning of drills and fun at Crusader stadium!  The camp was well organized and he had a blast.
Father's Day - Hudson's first!  The kids are so fortunate to have such a devoted, playful and fun daddy!  I'm soooo thankful to have this guy beside me in this crazy parenting gig :)  He got to choose where we enjoyed lunch - Outback Steakhouse of course!
Jarrod had the first two weeks of July off work.  We certainly made the most of every minute!  We spent the first week in San Antonio.  We enjoyed Sea World, the Witte Children's museum, River walk, Natural Bridge Wildlife Safari and even spent a day in Gruene. 

On the 4th of July we enjoyed patriotic pancakes for breakfast!  That evening we went to Huntsville for fun, food and fireworks.  The kids enjoyed rock climbing, bouncy houses, balloon animals and snow cones.   
Emma and Owen did great at both Tiger basketball and football camps! 
We took the kiddos with us to THSCA coaching school this year in Houston.  Their favorite thing was hanging out with the Rhoades girls and playing Bingo each afternoon!
The last weekend of July was spent in Salado with family.  We did a lot of swimming, eating, visiting and even canning grape jelly!
The kids took part in an art day camp at the Wynne Home in Huntsville.  They enjoyed pottery, paper mache and plants/gardening.  They made all sorts of fun masterpieces including bird feeders and drums. 
Last but certainly not least, Emma enjoyed another full week at Carolina Creek Christian Camp.  She counted down the days all summer and was thrilled to finally go!  This year she was in the tiger cabin and received the compassionate cabin award.  Owen looks forward to attending with her next year :) 

Owen enjoyed junior golf camp at Elkins Lake in Hunstville.  His best buddy from Pre K went too. 

We were sad to see Summer go but we are looking forward to the new school year and all that Fall has to offer......

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