my weekend in photos

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saturday morning trip to the y.

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popsicles on the waterfall.

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summer saturday.

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we headed to toppnpie for dinner for some yummy pizza!

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early morning target run.

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i got in five miles on the treadmill and did one more around the neighborhood with my favorite running buddies.

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the jenkinsons came over for some swimming and grilling tonight. a great way to end a summer weekend.

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we had a fun and productive weekend!
how was your weekend?

Legoland Water Park // August 2016

Last weekend, we finally went to the Legoland Water Park! We have been to the park several times, but this time we went to go to the water park itself. We did do a few rides before the water park opened, but the rest of time was spent splashing in the water.

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Kenley’s favorite Lego Friend, Emma!

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Greg and Crosby posing by Greg’s future car…made out of Legos.

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Kenley rode all of the slides that she could, but she wasn’t a fan of the tunnel slide since it was pitch black the whole ride. She spent majority of the time at the Joker Soaker, which had a lot of different slides in that one area.

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Greg and I both rode one of the tall water slides. I chose the tunnel slide because it had a less steep incline, but I’ll definitely try the other two next time. I’m not going to lie, they are really tall and I was nervous to go down them, which is completely silly since the height minimum is 48″!

Crosby liked the water slides even though he wasn’t tall enough for some of them, but he really didn’t like water coming straight down on his head so he wouldn’t even go near the slides that had waterfall type features. He really liked playing with the jumbo Legos in the wave pool.

My favorite was the lazy river. I could have stayed there all day. The kids had fun collecting the jumbo Legos and building them on our rafts.

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We ended up staying for about two hours before the storms rolled in and we decided to call it a day. We did the lazy river just one more time before we changed into dry clothes, which ended up coming back to bite us since we had to run to the car in the rain and ended up with wet clothes again.

Hopefully we’ll be back to the water park before it closes for the season. If not, definitely again in the spring.

so long summer 2016

Just like that, August arrived, summer camp came to an end and Camp Gilbo began. The kids were out of school and home for ten eleven straight days. We did our best to keep busy and overall the week went well…but it was still very exhausting.

On Monday, we started the week of watching the Olympics!

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We also went the Orlando Science Center in the afternoon, which worked out well since it turned out to be a rainy day…and also a rainy week.

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Aside from many trips to the YMCA, we also hit up several parks in the area. Greg took them to the “yellow and blue” park twice, they went to our normal park twice, and I took them to a new park after we went to Baby Bootcamp on Wednesday. These kids live for parks.

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The kids had Meet the Teacher on Thursday so we went out to dinner with some friends afterwards. We are super excited about the kids’ teachers and classes this year. Kenley is excited to be back in the same class with some old friends.

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On Sunday, we played at the Grand Floridian with some friends who were in from New York.

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We had a busy week and it was hard determining what day it was at any given point.

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The kids headed back to school on Monday, but it was short lived. They were home by 11:00am due to no air conditioning at the school, a true state of emergency in Florida. Day one, take two, was a success on Tuesday!

my weekend in photos

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this has been our life for the last week. olympics all day, every day.

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we had a busy saturday, which included a trip to the y in the morning, swimming, nap time, then to the grocery store while daddy went to work.

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afterwards, we headed to starbucks for a little afternoon treat.

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saturday night math problems.

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after church on sunday, we headed to disney to see our friends who were in from new york.

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we loved seeing lucas and ivy! we wish we could have stayed and played all day, but daddy had to go to work again.

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they sat up there most of the weekend playing with “daddy’s legos”.

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we had a good weekend and a good end to camp gilbo. i’ll share more pics this week from our week at home, but we’re excited for the kids to go back to school tomorrow!

here’s to a new year!

4th of July weekend, continued.

I shared last month about our trip to Indiana over 4th of July weekend. Since then, I’ve finally gone through the pictures on my camera, so I wanted to be sure to post those too.

Maggi and Greg hosted the Lower clan for a fantastic brunch on Saturday. It was cooler than normal that weekend, but the kiddos still took advantage of the pool and water balloons. Kenley was so excited to see that Sami had the same swim suit as she did!

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Family photos were a must since so many Lowers were in town from four different states!

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On Sunday, the Faris crew came over for lunch after the Outrunning Autism 5K and 10K.

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It was a great 4th of July weekend with family!

my weekend in photos

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summer camp ended on thursday for the kids, so camp gilbo is underway until school starts back up. greg took the kids to the “yellow and blue park” on friday.

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swimming and popsicles!

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friday night dinner dates and this is the best picture we could get.

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leaving a trail of trains and legos everywhere he goes.

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after a trip to the y, we headed out to the park and ran around.

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we hit up legoland this morning for our first trip to the water park. it was super fun, i’ll share more pics this week.

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color time while we wait for our food.

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we had a great weekend and we’re so excited the olympics have started!
camp gilbo continues this week!

how was your weekend?

Soccer with Rukket Sports

It’s August and Kenley starts her fourth soccer season in just a few weeks. We have been talking all summer about needing to get out to practice but we had been putting it off…until this weekend! We decided we would take our new goals out for a spin on Sunday and play some soccer. Kenley was so excited, she got decked out in her entire soccer uniform, tall socks and all. We even put on Crosby’s hand-me-down cleats for the first time for him to go run around in. He will be able to play soccer in the spring.

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We headed down to our park (which needed to be mowed) with our new Rukket Sports half moon soccer goals. I ended up getting the 4 foot set, but they also come in 2.5 foot and 6 foot options. The first thing I love about the goals is the carry bag. The goals came folded up in one bag so it was quick and easy to throw in the car, and also very easy to store when we aren’t using them. The less clutter, the better!

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Another great feature of the soccer goals are the attached stakes. Our previous goal had detached stakes that we never used. Since the stakes are attached, they won’t get lost and there is no reason to not use them…aside from the fact that the ground was super hard on Sunday.

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The goal itself is very durable and the rounded edges make them super safe for both kids and adults. They are very light, so the kids are able to move them around if needed, such as clean up time. The kids were kicking their balls, then going in and out of the nets to get them. Crosby totally kicks left footed too, every single time!

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Kenley told me I was the “coach” so I ran them through passing and dribbling drills from goal to goal. It didn’t take long until they were “so hot” and “too tired” to do anything else. That was our cue to be done for the day.

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Once we were finished, we just folded the nets back up by twisting and attaching the velcro straps at each end. We put them right back in the bag and we were on our way.

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I am thrilled with these goals and I know they will get good use this fall and winter. We are so excited for soccer season to start up in the next couple of weeks.

Rukket Sports also has products for baseball, softball, lacrosse, and golf. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

**I received the half moon soccer goals for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for your support!