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June In Review

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June was a fun month, with no school, traveling, and camps! I am once again linking up with Shoes To Shiraz for her monthly Numbers Link Up!

Holidays Celebrated – 2:
Shavuot | Father’s Day

Birthdays Celebrated – 1:
Zachary turned 9!

Birthday Parties Blogged About – 1:
Gabbie’s Flamingo Party

Posts About Our NY / NY Trip – 2:
The Jersey Shore | New York Botanical Garden

States Visited – 3:
Georgia | South Carolina | North Carolina


Posts About These States – 0! Coming Soon!

Posts About Kansas City – 1:
From The Farms To The City, We Love KC

Times We Went Swimming – 6.

Movies Seen – 1.

Items Checked Off From Our Summer Bucket List – 5:
Water Park | Got Bikes For the Boys | Saw Finding Dory | Visited A Museum (World War 1 Memorial) | Urban Air

Reviews Posted – 2:
Hail Merry MerryBites | Ipsy Glam Bag

Books Reviewed – 4.

Link Ups / Swaps Joined – 4:
The Kids Behind The Blog | $10 At Target | Boy Mom Box Swap | This one!

Days The Kids Attended Camp – 9.


Times We Went To The MakerSpace At The Library – 3.

Nights Gabbie Has Been At Sleepaway Camp – 4 counting tonight.

Nights Gabbie Had A Friend Sleep Over – 2.

Pictures I’ve Seen Of Gabbie At Camp – 7.

Items In My June Picture Folder – 529.

Pictures Shared With The 30 Days of Summer Photo Challenge – 27. I haven’t figured out my last 3 yet.
Some of my favorites:

June 6 – Filthy.

June 8 – Silhouette.

June 11 – Black and White.

June 16 – Evening.

June 22 – Travel. This one was featured on the challenge page!

Pictures Posted on Instagram – 20.

Total Blog Posts – 21.

Happy Almost July!

Just Keep Swimming

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Our favorite summer activity might be swimming. Okay, it is swimming. The kids enjoy it and it’s a surefire way for me to keep them entertained on hot summer days! We generally swim at a pool that is not far from our house.

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We also like to check out other pools if we can. This is Black Bob Bay. It has pools, slides, a lazy river, and a fun water playground. And it’s only $6 per person!


Of course, when we went to Atlanta, the first thing we had to do was check out the hotel pool. My brother, sister-in-law, and niece were there to swim with us!


This post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention Dory! We saw Finding Dory on the day it was released and we loved it just as much as we love swimming!