Wacky Zacky and I continued training in karate. Papa Z had to take a break from it for the summer, not after breaking his finger from chopping through a board, but from slamming his finger in a door.
Princess Zany Janie danced among other princesses at a Princess Ballet Workshop. She learned four new dances and got to perform a little recital for the parents at the dance studio. She was upset when she found out the recital was at the studio and not on "The big stage"-I see a diva in the making! It has taken six weeks, but I think the song "Friend like me" from Aladdin is FINALLY out of my head-Wait I take that back-Auuuggghhh!
We went camping at San Onofre State Beach with some good friends. After getting over our camp site being practically a parking lot conveniently located next to the busy interstate with a weight station for trucks directly in front of us, it was a good time! A good time until we realized we would be awaken every 20 minutes throughout the night with Amtrak barreling through!
While in Indiana we got to experience not only the humidity of the summer, but we were fortunate to be there to experience record high temps and humidity! Yay for us! It was quite an adjustment to go from dry heat to 100% humidity. It's quite refreshing to always feel like you've just stepped out of the shower.
To keep cool the kids got to learn how to play on a slip-and-slide. They have been deprived of the experience because our backyard isn't big enough for one-unless they want to smash head first into the fence.
Because nothing says "Come buy your booze here" like a pink elephant wearing glasses and holding a martini glass!
We went to Mounds State Park where you can see the biggest hills in Indiana:
Well, maybe not the biggest hills, but I'm guessing it's fairly close!
Silly Jilly had a first while on our trip. She got to feed herself Spaghetti without any help. I'm sure Olive Garden appreciated being a part of the experience!
The highlight of the trip for the kids was being on a farm and feeding the animals. Grandpa had three little helpers every morning and night to help him. I'm not sure how he manages without them.
While in Indiana Wacky Zacky found a new passion. At the young age of five, he has decided what he wants to be when he grows up: A cowboy! And not just any cowboy, he wants to be a bull rider. Since his proclamation he started wearing a teal bandanna with animals-just like a real cowboy!