taking back roads

It’s been good, Summer.

on August 13, 2015

Hiiiiiii! MIA, I know, but I really just wanted to enjoy the break..

So here we go, here’s June..

We headed to the coast, but not before making a little pitstop in Columbia for the cutest Gamecocks fan:

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Made the kid’s day!
Next stop, Sullivan’s Island (Charleston), it is just beautiful. I could sit there for hours, one of my favorite places!

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So much fun. Unfortunately it was HOT and we didn’t get to enjoy the water as much as the kids would like, only spent one evening at the beach. Oh, and all those shark sightings you may be hearing about- there were a couple of small Tiger Sharks swimming right around us!
Sadly a few days later we woke up to the heartbreaking news of the Charleston shooting. I was really proud of how our state rallied together. The deaths led to the Confederate flag being removed from the Capitol building. After that things felt tense, so much debate and controversy but,  fortunately this hot topic has simmered down.

June not only had a week of super high temps but then it rained. And rained some more. And rained some more on top of that. We didn’t swim as much as I hoped or get out to parks  much, but when we did, we always had a great time!

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On rainy days we took advantage of free summer movies at the theater. And then: Roller Skating. The rink participated in “Kids Skate Free” – 4 kids, I was sold. We went skating every.single.week. B is like a speed skater now.

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We would go at noon and most times stay until 4 or 5. I had to drag them off. Sometimes we were the only ones there, it was great!

For Father’s Day we took M to his favorite pizza place Barley’s Taproom in downtown Greenville.

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He’s a great dad!

L said “take my picture” and struck a pose

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And then a bird pooped all over her arm! It was quite funny, and she handled it well 🙂
We of course had to celebrate the day with some ice cream!

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We signed up for the library’s Super Hero  summer reading program. A had to read for 16 hours, B needed to read 32 books and J and L had to have 32 read to them (go, mom!). With all that rain, they met their goals in 3 weeks!! Prize was a medal, free milk shake, ticket to Drive baseball game where they were given a free shirt and paraded around the field, pregame (stay tuned for those pics).

My Super Readers:

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(Abby was too cool to take her pic)

But our favorite June  activity: Chasing fireflies!

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Check back tomorrow for July – we crammed in even MORE fun!!

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