Keeping Busy in August

School starts around here the first week of September

so we still have plenty of days to fill with activities.

We spent this past weekend at the beach.

The water was perfect for swimming

and was also great to cool off in

as we played some serious games of catch

with the velcro ball and paddles.

At sunset, we watched some families fishing.

We just missed them catching some baby sharks!

They had to throw them back in

but we saw their pictures.

Needless to say, the kids were thrilled!

When we came home,

we spent an afternoon at a pottery painting studio.

My younger son painted a crazy looking dragon.

My older son wanted to be ready for Halloween

so he painted the Jack-o-lantern.

Here are the masterpieces.

We have to wait two weeks to pick them up though.

This week, we also

spent several evenings shooting hoops in the driveway.

And the boys spent each morning at golf camp.

My 8 year old has quite a swing already

and is really loving the game!

My 6 year old is pretty good too,

but he mostly loved the snack breaks!

Before we know it,

they will be playing with Daddy!

They just grow up too fast!

Now it’s time for another weekend!

What have you been up to?




  1. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    August 17, 2012 / 11:00 pm

    Fun fun. That is so nice that your boys are learning golf early. My dad taught us early and then I didn't keep up with it and then picked it back up in my forties and now don't play again.

  2. Dixie Delights
    August 17, 2012 / 11:40 pm

    So much fun!!

  3. Lisa at Shine Your Light
    August 18, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    Looks like a great summer you are all having, Shelley! Lots of fun memories to write about when your boys go back to school πŸ™‚ My kids don't go back until after Labor Day too….so a little more time for fun in the sun. PS your photos are great – the sky at the beach is crazy beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend – thanks for sharing your summer fun!

  4. pam {simple details}
    August 18, 2012 / 12:27 pm

    Glad to see you're still enjoying every last day. Ours are coming to a screeching halt on Monday! πŸ™

  5. Sand and Shells
    August 19, 2012 / 5:35 am

    So much summer fun… beautiful pictures!! It's really HOT in Germany, I'm still missing the beach and sunsets and shells… But we've had much fun at a Summer Party with family and friends. These are the dog days of summer! Have a nice & sunny Sunday!!Jutta

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