When Grandma & Grandpa visited in August, Kaylee wanted to go to the zoo with them to celebrate her birthday. They had a special dinosaur exhibit which the kids all really enjoyed.
Granary Square checked this off our list, as well as playing at a splash park at Lego Land. I'm glad we got some truly hot summer days that made the splash parks a lot of fun.
This was something Becky wanted to do when she arrived. It was not high on our list of "London Must Dos," but we were so grateful for the excellent recommendation. The variety of flowers, giant lily pads, greenhouses, canopy walk . . . there was so much to explore and the gardens exceeded all my expectations. Fortunately our ticket is good for an entire year, so hopefully we will be able to go again during a different season.
And that's our first London Summer. I didn't get pictures of the Library Reading Challenge, but all 3 older kids did finish that. We never made it ice skating, but made up for that by going ice skating a few times later in the year. In addition to our "to do" list there was plenty of time playing in the close and relaxing at home.
A wonderful visit from Grandma and Grandpa Couch for Kaylee's baptism in August completed our summer festivities.
Our 6 week summer flew by and I'd say our first summer in London was an unforgettable success.
|A bonus photo from Matt's summer work party.|