Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday 5: Beach, Family and Road Trip

In summer kids have more time than they know what to do with; in summer parents don't have nearly enough.  Between family in town and now a road trip, blogging has definitely taken a back seat, but I had to come share my Friday 5

5 Thoughts

1. We had a lot of fun visiting with my parents who came to town.  We always play cards when my kids go to bed, and even though, as my mom pointed out, they were the out of town guests, we killed them in every game.

2. We made it to the beach for the first time this summer.  It was a beautiful day and we had fun boogie boarding, and jumping the waves; my Dad even went out and enjoyed the water a bit.

3. Eric and I had a great time at Universal last week, we rode almost everything twice, even rode the new Harry Potter ride 3 times.  By the end of the day we were both wiped out, we tried to watch a show back at our hotel and both fell asleep.

4. I have figured out the success for road trips, I make a basket for each kid with their snacks for the road.  They know if they eat it all at once that is all they get; they are actually really good at regulating themselves and even seem to eat less than if they were constantly asking me for snacks.

5. I love when where we live, but when I visit other places I forget how brown California is right now, I do miss the green; if only we could get some real rain and end our drought.

5 Pictures
Harry Potter land at Universal Studios

Room service

playing ping-pong

Mom and I at the ocean

Boggie boarding at the ocean

How do you find time to get things done in the summer?


  1. Your beach day looks like fun!! I need to go!!!

  2. Ah, what a great vacation! Get stuff done during summer? I do that the rest of the year, summer is for fun! Glad your finding your fun!

  3. Wow, looks like an incredible acation! Funny, I actually get a ton done in the summer, but that's because I get a month off and take full advantage. It is hard, there are so many fun social activities to get in the way!