What did you do on Summer Vacation?


WE LOVE our teachers!  They are five of our most dedicated, patient, smart, compassionate women on staff.  These women could not be more deserving, nor more READY for break when the end of the year rolls around.   The kids on the other hand would choose to have school 7 days a week if they could.  We usually take four weeks off a year.  Just so our teachers can regroup and refresh and begin a “new year”  with enthusiasm.   We had break this year over the last month. As of today school is back in session and the kids are ready for some constructive, organized, (and of course fun and interesting) learning.  We had a fantastic summer break this year.  Always very full and very busy trying to keep the kids entertained and make their vacation just a little more special by doing things we don’t have time for, or can’t manage at other times in the year.  They made a list this year for us, of what they wanted… and I think we got them all checked off and surprised them with a few others.   Here are a few of them…

We crafted…

A visiting team brought with them a ton of ambition brought to the kids at Toddler House a real “summer camp” day.  They sang funny “campfire” songs complete with actions.  Had a Bible lesson. Played musical chairs.  And totally new to them Tie Dyed t-shirts – a vital part of every kids’ childhood.  The kids call their “matching shirts uniforms” and like to try and save them until they are all clean on the same day to wear together. 



We baked…


We did yard work (what summer is complete without it)…

Yard Work

We had a Pool Day…

Pool Day (1)Pool Day (2)

Follow this link for more photos and a video: Pool Day Slideshow

We learned how to roller blade! (and how to fall safely)…

Jean Marie, and Jeanilia Rollarblading 31 July 2013 (17)Johane, Jeanilia, Rilinxe Rollarblading 31 July 2013 (1)Montesquieu Rollarblading 31 July 2013 (15)Rilinxe, Jeanrismond, Davidson, Montesqueiu Rollarblading 26 July 2013 (32)Rilinxe, Jeanrismond, Deny, and Davidson Rollarblading 26 July 2013 (14)Rollarblading 26 July 2013 (35)


We all got the flu (and all wanted to check out own temperatures)…

Got Sick1Got Sick2


We celebrated 8 birthdays…



And we spent a morning at the new Baptist Mission Playground, Zoo, and Museum…


4 comments (Add your own)

1. Summer wrote:
Wow, that sounds like a super fun vacation! Glad to hear that the kids had fun! :)

Wed, August 21, 2013 @ 9:45 PM

2. Kim Hornak wrote:
This makes my heart sing! I am impressed and inspired by your dedication to providing your children with the fun and education that gives them so much happiness and belonging! You are fantastic!!! . Love the pictures, love the summer fun recap! Looks so much like the summer recap my daughter had here in the States! Many Blessings to all of you!

Mon, August 19, 2013 @ 1:01 PM

3. Melanie Conway wrote:
Thank you for all you guys do for these kids! The teachers have done an awesome job with Michno, he is getting ready to begin Kindergarten and is really looking forward to it. He is better prepared than many of the incoming Kindergarten students at my school! I am sure he will have as smooth a transition to school as he did into our family, it is hard to believe he has been with us for less than 3 months! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Sun, August 25, 2013 @ 5:21 PM

4. Michelle Johnson wrote:

Wed, August 21, 2013 @ 9:59 PM

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