I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. – Lily Tomlin


Summer is so close that I can see it from here!  I can’t wait to get out and camp and spend time with the kiddos.  Today is the last day of school for them.  They tried to convince me last night that they didn’t have to stay all day.  They tried to tell me that I could come pick them up early.  I didn’t fall for it!  I know they aren’t doing much of anything today, but I’m still going to make them endure the whole last day.  Something happened with the printing company that is making their yearbooks.  They won’t be in until mid-June.  My kids are still young enough that getting their yearbooks signed isn’t really a big deal. 

We’ve already planned a few days of camping in Jellystone Park with some friends.  I can’t help but say “Aaaa… Boo Boo!” in my head.  It’s actually a few days of cabin renting, but we’re calling it camping anyway.  Should be a fun time full of swimming, fishing, and playground play.

Kaia has already made of list of things she wants to do for her birthday at the end of July.  I took a look at the list and was excited to see I could fit them all into one weekend.  She wants to go to Holiday World, go camping, go swimming, and “sit around and be a lazy bum”.  Her birthday falls on Sunday this year so it’s going to work out great!  We can camp close to the park, go there and swim and in between all that sit around and be lazy bums! 

I’ve looked into going to the Louisville Zoo as well.  It’s close enough to make it a day trip.  I still want to camp at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia sometime this summer.  It’s just south of Chattanooga and checking out Lookout Mtn. sounds like fun.

Any other suggestions for things to keep my kids busy and entertained?