Each year, in the summer, we make a trip to Omaha and spend the day at the zoo. This year there are several new areas in the zoo open and the kids were excited to go! It is amazing how much the Omaha zoo has changed in all the years I have gone, first with my Grandparents and now with my own kids.
It did rain a little while we were there but I was prepared with a large umbrella. The zoo actually was not that busy (even though it was a Sunday) because of the rain so we had perfect timing with our trip!
This year, as a family, we volunteered for the “Tools for Education” event at Center for People in Need. We have volunteered there frequently, so much so that the regular staff recognize us when we come to help. This is a great experience for the kids to work hard and help the community.
In the middle of July, we gathered in Wahoo to celebrate both Papa’s 65th birthday and Graycen’s 8th birthday! The kids loved playing together and the cake was fabulous!
Everyone sang LOUDLY!
This summer Sam played with 4 other of his friends from St. Peters in a 3 v 3 basketball league. All the boys play for Thunder Supreme but they do not have the opportunity to play together so Sam was excited to hang out with his friends on Friday mornings!
The cousins also attended the Pius basketball camp and stayed with us. Sam and Molly always really look forward to the week each summer that cousins come and stay!
Molly played with the Lasers this summer and she also attended 11/12 of the skills sessions…she is improving and really hoping to make a team this fall and play for the Lasers again.
Sam’s team won 2 tournaments and played super tough competition the other 3 tournaments. He is so lucky to play with a great group of boys from many different schools in the summer (especially from Lincoln East). These boys will be meeting up with each other for years to come on the court!