Before I begin, let me start by saying MY BABY STARTED KINDERGARTEN TODAY! He was a very brave boy and went in serious but also curious. He’s been all over the place in terms of starting school, so we really weren’t sure what to expect this morning. But he summoned his courage (and his excitement for learning how to read and write) and went for it. Wasn’t he just born yesterday? SOB
On to the summer bucket list!
- Go on 5 night Disney Cruise to the Bahamas!!!!!! DONE
We all had a fab time and this really needs its own post… To come? Highlights included 2 days on Castaway Cay (Disney’s private Carribean island), the food, the characters, and nights with cocktails on our verandah.
- Visit Kennedy Space Center. DONE
This was incredible. They have the space shuttle Atlantis and the set up for it is really incredible – like chills, goosebumps incredible. We want to go back.
- Go to You Are Here exhibit at NCMA. DONE
Super cool exhibits and photo ops 🙂
- Visit local splash pad. DONE
There is a newish splash pad that we hadn’t visited yet. Mommy took the boys on a playdate and all of the boys loved it.
- Visit Granny & Papa. DONE
The plan was to visit them at their house but we ended up meeting them at the beach and spending a few days.
- Go to big pool. DONE
Did this several times over the summer and enjoyed ourselves.
- Go to Super Hero, Bug, and Karate camps. DONE
Both boys attended all of these and had a great time.
- See movies (Incredibles 2!). DONE
We saw Coco in 3D on the cruise, Incredibles 2, A Wrinkle in Time, and others that are escaping me at the moment. We have a $2 theater near home so Mommy and boys saw lots of stuff I didn’t.
- Host a backyard water play playdate. NOT DONE
Considering a Halloween party instead…
- Get bikes and check out local greenways. NOT DONE
I don’t know why it seems so difficult to get damned bikes. We are going to do this soon, I swear.
- Visited the sunflower fields.
A local park planted a huge field full of sunflowers. It was beautiful, even though both boys were afraid of the bees.
- Attended Raleigh SuperCon and Wizard World Winston-Salem.
Mommy and Mama are HUGE comic book and sci fi nerds who used to attend the mother con (San Diego ComicCon) so we thought we’d introduce the boys to this world with Raleigh SuperCon. They LOVED it (as did we), so we vowed to attend any that are in striking distance from now on.
Can you believe the very next weekend was Wizard World in Winston-Salem? So, we did it again! This time the boys wanted to dress up, so the Marshmallow was the world’s cutest Mario (Nintendo) and Monkey was Ninja Deadpool (lolol). Next up, North Carolina Comicon in Durham in November! WOOT!