Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer O' Fun: California Style

It's been about 3 years or so since I've taken a real vacation. So while technically Summer O' Fun is supposed to be activities that are done in your own area, I decided to make an exception this year with a little trip to California. Besides, when the CMan, Mr. Mster, and LizBit are involved, I have a hard time saying no.

Summer O' Fun California Style lasted an entire week. There was Disneying, beaching, Legoing, and lots of eating...which was fun at the time, but not so great now that I'm home. Enjoy a few highlights.

Meeting Mickey! I think Mr. Mster's life is complete now.

Small World is open again.

The beach...first time I can remember in my life being on the beach when it's warm.

Going on rides with my buddies.

There truly are not very many legos in LegoLand. Which was disappointing to me.

And now, I'm ready to go back.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lessons Learned

1. Do not, I repeat do not, attempt a self tan at home. Just trust me on this one.

2. When going to get home self tan fixed, be prepared for an extremely awkward situation. No worries, it will be over in about 15 minutes.

3. After getting self tan fixed, be prepared for A LOT of spray tan to come off on your clothing. Do not, I repeat do not, wear clothes you care about.

4. After getting self tan fixed, don't make plans to go out for the rest of the day. You will, I repeat you will, look like an Ompa Loompa until you can take a shower in approximately 8 - 12 hours.

5. Learn to accept your natural skin tone. It's just better this way.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July - Summer O' Fun Style

We're already doing much better this year with Summer O' Fun than we did last year. To the outsider, Summer O' Fun might not look all that fun. But trust me, Summer O' Fun is awesome!

Since Memorial Day ruined my plans to hike the "P" I decided to hike for the Fourth of July. I was probably 14 the last time I hiked this little "mountain" and I had completely forgotten how steep that thing is! Going up wasn't too bad, but coming down was a whole different story...especially with a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old along for the ride. They were little troopers though and made it all the way up and back.

After the hike, we played in the back yard. A little swimming pool and slip and slide action were in order. Papa Chuck may have had more fun than the kiddos in the pool.

Next up...a traditional 4th of July BBQ followed by fireworks.

I still hate fireworks (ever since the sparkler incident in my younger years), but every year I put on a brave face and participate. This year, "legal" fireworks were part of the line up. I'm still not sure how I feel about explosives going off so close to me.

All in all, I'd say we accomplished another successful outing.

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