What fun we may have missed out on last week due to sickness we certainly made up for this week. We were constantly on the go, seeing and doing, exploring and making many a memories.
To the week's highlights!
1. Olympic Swim Trials!
I can remember being very young and watching the summer Olympics - specifically the swimming events, and being totally awestruck. I swam on swim team most of my childhood, and into high school, so the sport is something I love and love to watch. When an opportunity arose to see the best of the best in the US (specifically Michael Phelps) I couldn't pass it up. The best part was that I was able to share it with Marcus and Julia.
Growing up a summer must was a trip to the only amusement park in Iowa, Adventureland.
This summer Grandma and I packed up the kids, met up with one of my favorite friends, Sally (whom I met through blogging!), and her son, and we treated the kids to an afternoon of fun.
3. Quad Rides!
No trip home would be complete without a few mornings spent zipping around on the quad. Marcus loved it and asked me repeatedly to, "Punch it, Mom!"
4. Swim Lessons!
Each morning was spent with Marcus in swim lessons.
It was kind of a trip to see him in the same pool where I was taught, as well as the same pool where I used to teach. It's like my aquatics world had come full circle.
I'd be lying if I said I was one proud momma when the certificate of advancement was given to Marcus at the end of the session.
5. Sunsets and Sparklers and Rainbows
We were lucky to catch a couple classic Iowa sunsets.
There was also a thunderstorm or two that produced some of the most magical rainbows.
After the storm passed we pulled out the sparklers and let Marcus have some fun.