Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Summer Recap

You might think this post is WAY too late, but considering its 102^F here today, I'm still feeling summer... without all the perks though (vacation, swimming,), sigh.

Anyway, enough about that blasted heat. Here's the good stuff:


June- Swimming Lessons
Jack and Elyette got took 6 private lesson at the Jan Thomas Swim school. Its a pretty awesome method of teaching that first teaches kids how to basically "survive" in the water and then learn strokes. The kids learn to roll over to get a breathe when they need it and swim to the wall, etc.

They did great! Jack has always been really comfortable in the water and willing dunks himself, so he loved it but we didn't do the full 10 lessons they reccomend, which ultimately resulted in him being WAY to comfortable and confident in the water. More than once he had to be "saved"- twice his rescuers were fully clothed (His uncle Luke once and myself another time)
July-The Beach! We'll have to work on that...

Elyette was a pro. She had the technique swimming and getting a breath down in 4 lessons. She was pretty awesome to watch this summer. We honestly and truly didn't have to worry about her in the water at all. Of course we kept an eye on her, as with any age swimmer, but she would just jump into the deep end, play around, get a breath with ease and swim to the wall when ready to do it all again. It's been great!

- Beach trip Santa Cruz-- ALWAYS relaxing and fun!

- Smith Family Reunion (My family).
Got to see my parents, my 8 siblings and their families (minus my oldest nephew, Nate). Thus I got to meet nephew, Lazarus (Jacob's newest, who was almost a year old) and my niece, Sarah (2 months- Jennie's newest). It was also everyone's first time meeting Charlotte (aside from my parents). Boy, was she held and spoiled constantly.
(Mom and Dad and their posterity)

We went to Heber Vally Camp in Utah. Its a pretty new girls camp spot that was really cool. We we're really roughing it at all. The "yurts" we're cool, and we did obstacle course. Boz, Jack, Elyette and I did the "giant swing". They harness you up and pull you up to the tree tops and let you fly. It was pretty cool (and a good tummy tosser).

It was a GREAT end to our summer!

So playing in the ocean and sand, swimming, camping, seeing LOTS of family, swimming, Disneyland, watching free movies at theater weekly, eating otter pops, swimming, staying up late, making chocolate dipped frozen bananas (a LOT of them, mmm), visiting the library and reading books, and let see.... SWIMMING. It was a great summer.

And now I'm ready for some "fall" weather...


Crysler's said...

That looks like such fun! I just love family time. I can't believe Jennie has another one! How many does that make for her?

Grant, Sarah, Edwin, and Leland said...

That's so funny I went to Heber Valley Camp when I lived in Provo, I went there for work. Thanks for helping me remember the name.