What we did over our summer break...2012

My kids are on a year round calendar so summer is a short season for us. That was especially good this summer as Daddy is still gone in Afghanistan and he is our major outdoors summer guy.  We miss him so much.

 We get out of school mid June and are back in school mid July.  We cram a lot of living into 5 short weeks.  But we have a blast doing it. 

We ended the school year - ahh wonderful the kids say..

Then we had lots of this to do- swimming in this horrible heat wave was a blessing.  But it is very strange to get in the pool and it is luke warm like a bath.. :)

This year the kids went to sleep away camp for the first time.  AMAZING camps I might add. Wish I could have gone.  They are YMCA camps on the shores of North Carolina and they fill up fast.  I couldn't believe kids come from all over the United States and abroad to attend.  They attended the one week starter camp this year.

Jack went to Camp Sea Gull:

Sophie attended Camp Seafarer.

And of course we ended our summer with our annual 4th of July beach trip.  I'll share those pics next.



  1. Fun! My kids graduated from college and are nearly off the payroll!

  2. Looks like the kids had a great time, now that they are back in school do you get to relax?

  3. My daughter used to go to Seaworld camp every summer. Cost me a fortune, but she had a great time and Mom had a vacation also:)