Posts in category "summer vacation"

Summertime Fun

I’d like to say that we have had a packed schedule of fun activities keeping the kids’ minds and bodies occupied all day, every day. Nope. Intentions were good… We had signed up for a video animation class, which fit right in with our vacation schedule, but that got cancelled the day of the first... Read more »

Songs of Summer

“Hot fun in the – Sum-sum summertime…and the livin’s easy.” There are a ton of songs with the word summer in them. I sat thinking of a few for this blog and about 50 came to mind, ranging from Janes Addiction screaming out the word SUMMER to Grease’s “Summer Lovin”. But this is not just about a... Read more »

You're Only a Kid Once

Today’s guest blogger is Frances Ruiz, former lawyer and current stay-at-home mom of two. Enjoy! My next door neighbor was a school principal and he mentioned that when he interviewed his first grade students and asked them what their favorite part of school was, he almost had the same response every time: “recess”. I don’t... Read more »

Buzz Off!

Ah, summer. The time for sunshine, outdoor play, bright, beautiful flowers in the yard, and of course, bees. I hate bees. No other creature strikes blind, terrified panic in me like those little buggers (well, maybe cockroaches. The giant flying kind from Puerto Rico). During summer vacation after my freshman year of college, I was... Read more »

Adventures in Puerto Rican Camping - Part 3

After my brother Jadit spent the first morning of our camping trip dealing with the Seven Seas, Fajardo authorities and getting a brand new window installed in his vandalized car, he was finally able to relax and start enjoying his day sometime around noon. To that end, he popped open a Medalla beer and announced... Read more »

Adventures in Puerto Rican Camping - Part 2

Lion Fish
As you know from last week’s post, during our recent trip to Puerto Rico, Bill, Dylan and I decided to go on a camping trip to Seven Seas, Fajardo, with my brother Jadit and my sister-in-law Arleane. After the park district turned on a light post right above our campsite, we all retired to our... Read more »

Adventures in Puerto Rican Camping - Part 1

Enjoying the rest of our day at the beach
We recently returned from a much needed two-week vacation in Puerto Rico. We had a wonderful time visiting family and friends, enjoying amazing food and pretty good weather overall. The most memorable part of our trip, however, has to be our camping adventure.   Bill and I had been itching to take Dylan on his... Read more »