Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Friday - 1st Day of Summer

It's official - the first day of Summer is upon us. Most of our kids have been out for a few weeks now. We got a jump on the "summer family vacation" this year and boogied out of South Florida the same day the girls got out of school.

I posted some Instagram photos here the other day of our family summer trip. But, for this week's "Happy Friday" post I'm sharing a few of my favorites from Fall Creek Fall State Park.

My ongoing Duck Project added a new friend to the story. One of the girls stumbled across this baby snapping turtle. He was quite the attraction at the bottom of the falls and hung out with us for a while.

There are several falls within the park. This massive and beautiful falls is Fall Creek. The girls REALLY tested my "mommy nerves" when they decided to make their way around to the back of the falls. (They weren't the first...there was a trail.) Those tini-tiny specs behind the water falling down to the rocks are my girls. They were SO proud of themselves.

If you're thinking about what to do this summer. Turn to your parks. Our family has had the BEST time visiting our parks at every municipal, county, state and national. They are a great resource for education and fun. Discovering a park can help foster confidence, curiosity, team building and most of all, great memories. (That's my PSA for the week.  ;)

Get out there, take some pictures and enjoy your Summer!