How can it be that it's mid-August already? And why is it that the best season of all is the one that goes by in the blink of an eye? Why can't winter go by that quickly? Yes, I'm already hating on winter. Sigh.
We've had a great summer. We swam almost every single day. We went to the park, we went on walks through the ravine, we visited Lac Philippe, we went to south Florida with my mom and swam in the warm ocean for a week at our favourite Westin Diplomat resort, my oldest son turned seven, he played soccer for the third year in a row, and I went to BlogHer in New York City.
My family and I just got back from a great vacation to Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Great Wolf Lodge, too. This resort, you guys? It is Las Vegas for kids, and actually quite fun for the whole family. We all had a blast in the indoor water park, and even in the arcade. My sister and her family joined us for the fun, so that was an added bonus. It was amazing. The rooms came equipped with bunk beds for the kids, even though they ended up sleeping in the real beds, while my husband camped out in the bunk beds during our stay.
Sure, there is some excitement around that, because hello, staying home with the kids during the summer is exhausting, and thinking of something new! fun! and exciting! to do every day is... tiring. Getting back into a routine is something I think we are all craving right about now, right? I can't wait for my boys to go to school!
I'm also looking forward to back-to-school shopping. From new clothes to school supplies, I love taking the kids out to get new school stuff. Hilroy sent me a package of awesome back-to-school supplies for my boys. From pencil cases to pencil crayons, my school supply shopping is almost done!
Just leave me a comment below telling me why you are excited for school to start again, and I will pick a winner randomly on August 21st. Contest is open to Canadian and U.S. residents.
Good Luck, and I hope you enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer before school starts again!