Monday, September 19, 2011

Summer is over...according to the school calender

This was our second summer here in Mount Hermon. It was a good, good summer. I am sad to see its freedom go. We had such good times and made some sweet memories.
Here are some things that were memorable:

Sydney and Stella were transformed into fish. With the pool only a short hike through the redwoods, we tried to spend as much time as we could in the afternoons there. Unfortunately, this summer was not as hot as I remembered last summer, so we didn't go every afternoon like last summer.

Sydney learned how to swim under water. She swam and swam and swam. She LOVED being under water. She would dive in for underwater rings for 30 mins. Take a 20 second break and then be at it again.

Stella loved being in the water doing her own thing. She did not want to be held or swam around . She bobbed along the side, played on the steps and became the best ring thrower ever!

While we were on vacation in Northern California, both girls were able to go horse back riding. Sydney surprised us and hopped right on. Stella watched for a long time silently and rode the horse with out any hint of a smile.
I even was able to ride with both girls.  Craziest moment for me was dismounting the horse over its rump. scary.

 I think this little Cowgirl will want to come back for horse camp!

On this same vacation I was able to go rock climbing. It had been since Sydney was a mear 16 weeks in my belly that I had been climbing outdoors on real rock. I was due. It was one of the most beautiful spots and a great climb to get my hands dirty.

Nate and I were able to go on an amazing mountian bike ride in Lake Tahoe. It felt so good to be on some crazy single track.

We saw lots of snow this summer. And took some amazing hikes.

We had lots of great time with visiting family.

Just a little snip-it of why we love living here. So many other great things we did this summer. Kinda bummed I didn't do a better job blogging about it.