Summer Fun – Part 1

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Hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start!  We’ve been keeping busy, already went to the beach, LL had a week of Fun Days (camp), lots of outside time, pool time, visiting new babies, and play dates!  Cannot believe we are already 4 weeks in – this will be the first installment of hopefully many for the summer.  Yesterday we had an extra fun day that I wanted to share for some summer fun ideas that you may want to try too!

First we headed to Newnan Utilities’ Carl Miller Park to check out their splash pad/park.  This is a little hidden gem of a park in the middle of what feels like nowhere to me (although it’s really only 10 miles!)  At first it didn’t look like much, maybe 6 fountains coming up from the ground, but after a minute and watching all the kids run through it – it was clear it was a big hit for all!  This park also has pavilions, walking trails, and 2 large playgrounds, one more updated and another big wooden castle.

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After a great lunch at Chick-fil-A and even more playground time, it was time for naps (which went by way too fast).  So kids woke up and needed more entertainment.  I know it is only going to get hotter, so we loaded on the sunscreen and went outside for some afternoon play.  I had seen a “pin” awhile back for Sidewalk Chalk Paint, and figured today was as good as any to try it out.  Looked simple enough.  At first skeptical that it was too thin, we took it outside to try with some brushes.  Not only was it a big hit (painting on the driveway) – the colors looked great and when it quickly dried it looked just like chalk, maybe even better.  The brushes allowed for more detail too.  Kids, and Mommy too, had a blast!  And because it was outside, it was easy clean-up.  And in case you are wondering, after a big storm last night – it did wash off just fine!

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To end our day, we headed over to Line Creek Nature Area to meet up with the young adults from the New Church of Peachtree City for some fellowship time and good food.  This place is very close to us and really a great little nature area in Peachtree City.  Great trails, pretty creek, nice pond and picnic area.  Something so close, yet feels so far!  LL and LM enjoyed getting nice and dirty and looking for creatures.  The baby turtle seemed to be the highlight!  Overall a nice way to close out a fun summer day!

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Hope you are having a great summer so far too!  What are your favorite summer activities?

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