The last few weeks of our summer break were pretty . . . summery. It was almost a kid's ideal summer: playing outside, up and down the streets, with neighbor kids. Lily just lives a few doors over and so was here a lot. They (the girls) would play outside a bunch, too, but they spent plenty of time inside. The boys got real friendly with our good neighbors up the street - they live on our street, but up a block and on the other side. That means crossing the street twice! Josh and Sarah would come over and play lots with our kids. Especially the boys. Jonas and Sarah would scooter up and down and over and across and what not. Josh and Miles would work on making batteries, creating their own geocache box, riding bikes, etc. They were all good fits. It was really fun for the kids to have that freedom in going over and playing at the neighbors' (though they never really played inside at their house since their mother works and their father works from home - he's an artist). But it was totally fine and the kids did a lot of sidewalk playing. Jonas even helped Josh and Sarah with their garage sale one day - a small garage sale that just the kids were involved with. Josh gave him a split of his earnings (which was under $5 I'm pretty sure. . .. ). Anyways, I wish I had pictures, but I just don't.
But I do have plenty of our bike ride to the skate park. We did this ride maybe 4-5 times this summer? It's a pretty big ride - it would take us about 25-minutes to get there. There is some street-riding involved, but there is also a trail that we finally catch and it takes us right to the skate ride. I love riding with the kids. I love being active and so I'm happy when we do things like this. The kids really have fun at the skate-park. The play hard there and then we have another 25 minutes of riding back home. Awesome.