Pieces of Me

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Favorite Summertime Activities

This summer has been so filled with activities that there is barely time for me to sit and do anything for myself.  If you can believe it, I've been working on the same scrapbook layout since Monday.  I finally did get it finished today.  And I must say it is super cute.  And it goes along with the theme of this entry.

I try to keep the kids as busy as possible so that they are utterly exhausted at the end of the day and go to bed right away.

We have been spending lots of time at the Dittmar Neighborhood Pool .  It's so awesome that the area pools in Austin are free to the public.  We have one right nearby us but the Dittmar Pool's shallow end goes from 2 ft to 3 ft 3 inches so I know that Hannah can touch the bottom of the entire shallow end.  This makes it a little easier to juggle the two kiddos.  And don't worry, they are both in life protection gear!  Of course, because I am in the pool with them, there are no photos to document our fun times together.

We have discovered the Bulter Fountain Park in downtown Austin.  It's only 5 miles away and it's free so the trip to the park is worth our time if we spend an hour or so.  It's a lot of fun with the many many fountains that are shooting off for the kids to play in.  The kids have a blast playing there.

There's also the two fun indoor playnaisums, Goin' Bananas and Radijazz.  Although they are pricey, we get buy one get one admission at Radijazz because of our membership to the children's museum and Going Bananas has discount days that we try to take advantage of every once in a while.

And we go to the Austin Children's Museum once a week.  We're members so we get a discount to park and it doesn't cost us anything but gas to visit.  The kids always have a good time and there is Storytime EVERY DAY which is really nice and every other week Stacy Gray is there to read the story and sing to the kids.

And speaking of storytimes, we got to the Pottery Barn Kids Storytime every week.

Aside from those things, Hannah is signed up for nearly every VBS under the sun to keep her busy and hanging out with her friends.