It’s funny. At the start of summer vacation, I always seem to dread the long weeks ahead. How will I keep both girls entertained 24-7 for 10 weeks. But by mid July a panic sets in – summer is almost over and that means I have to send my daughter back to school. (And this year full-day Kindergarten at that.)
At the beginning of the summer I created a bucket list of things I wanted to do with the K before she headed back to school, and I am pleased to report that we did nearly everything on the list. Now that she is back in school, and I am missing her, Coca-Cola challenged me to share some of our best moments of summer. (Thank goodness for Instagram.)
We celebrated the first day of summer with a picnic.
K performed her second dance recital.
K hosted her very first Lemonade Stand (and made approximately $2).
We took a family trip to the beach.
We celebrated the 4th of July at Mimi and Papa Jack’s beach house.
We took the girls to meet “the real live Octonauts.” (Summer made.)
And we said goodbye to summer with a pool party.
It was a busy summer!
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Julie Wood says
My best summer moment is when I got to go to my brother’s wedding and He made a toast that was so inspiring to me. I am just so thankful that my brother is here today because he almost died 3 years ago!
shelly peterson says
I was hoping to say the birth of my 3rd grandson but guess he wants to wait up to the last day to arrive, so I will say the baby shower I threw for my daughter
Thomas Murphy says
My best summer moment was a camping trip I went on.
Amanda Sakovitz says
Was having a reunion with some high school girls
nothing special… just walking with my kids
The New Kids on the Block concert.
soha molina says
Our family trip to San Diego
Robin Wilson says
Seeing my first meteor shower! Awesome!
Mary Happymommy says
Spending time at the beach was the best summer moment.
Stephen N. says
Going to New York for our vacation.
Janet W. says
My best summer moment was visiting my daughter in California!
Jessie C. says
We had a great fun time at our camping trip this summer.
Judy Estrin says
Best summer moment was a two day get away that was totally free. It was so nice to get with hubby and just relax. That is my best summer moment.
steve weber says
5 dave matthews band concerts.
Melissa M says
Taking my kids camping for the 1st time this summer
Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
My best summer moment was being able to spend so much outdoors time with my daughter.
Seyma Shabbir says
Our family trip to Cyprus and Turkey!
Debra Hall says
i went to a Beatles themed birthday party it was the most fun ever ,we played name that tune Beatles songs and name that prices of 1963 crazy little hippy buses and even a photo booth
D Schmidt says
My best summer moment was arriving at the home we purchased across country!
Eloise C says
Our best summer moment was going camping for a week and being able to relax together as a family in the peace and quiet away from the city. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!
Carol W says
My best summer moment this year was walking in to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. Thanks
Sherry S. says
Spending time with my nieces. Going swimming with them.
Teressa Morris says
My favorite summer moment was watching the fireworks with my friends while we all sang patriotic songs.
Like many, summer means trips to the shore. Here in NJ, so many were touched by their summer trips to the shore. We survived Hurricane Sandy and the Shore reconstruction really symbolized the resilience of the area.
Janet F says
My twin granddaughters Christening was my best moment.
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Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says
My kids gave me a nice birthday. They took me out to dinner and then to see Man of Steel.
We found out we are getting a baby girl in December!
Jennie Sanderson (@jenpsht) says
simple things. Watching my 1 year old play and discover, mostly.
Michelle Hudak says
My niece’s graduation party..it was good to see family and have some food and laughs
Nicole Lancaster says
My best summer moment was my family’s 4 of July camping trip. Cooking out and swimming in the lake.
Cheryl F. says
My best summer moment is watching things grow, like the apple tree in our back yard.
ken ohl says
road trip to wisconsin
Actually, we didn’t have a fun summer moment yet–it’s been a rough year around here. But we still three weeks before Summer is officially over, so there is hope.
We went to the beach.
Debra F says
Cookouts with family
Kim Henrichs says
Taking a trip to Bali, Indonesia!
Pam H. says
Our first family trip to Disney World.
keely hostetter says
Having campfires with my kids and just spending time with them. They are growing up so fast.
Sandy VanHoey says
Having my grandson here with me and not having school was my daily favorite moment
Donna Pyszk says
Going to Frankemuth Michigan
Cynthia R says
best summer moment was surprising my grandma on her birthday, thank you!
Penelope Merriweather says
My best summer moment was having my granddaughter visit me by herself and stay for the first time..! She stayed five days and we had so much fun! We visited the Science Museum in St.Louis and then I flew with her on a plane to take her home to her mommy and daddy in Houston Texas and then got to visit my other grandchildren as well. Love your pictures on your post!
Stacy K. says
My best summer moment was our camping trip with family and friends.
Jenn L. says
My best moment was taking my daughter to the airport so she could see her father for the first time in 8 months. He is stationed in Korea and we are living in the states. She was so happy and had no negative reaction to it all. Was amazing to see my almost 3 year old at the time so excited and half asleep at the same time!
Awe!!! You made me tear up this morning. Thank you for your family’s service 🙂
Jenn L says
You are more than welcome. Sorry but it was amazing to see her get to see her daddy. Just hard handing her over to him 🙁
apple blossom says
chillin with my adult girls at the mall
Melissa Hartley says
My best summer moment took place last summer when I finally met my longtime pen pal/bff in person:) We’ve been writing letters since 1990 & have shared so many things, including being pregnant at the same time (twice)~she’s the sister I never had & hopefully someday I can travel out to California to visit her~
nikki b says
gettn good news that my preemie son was very healthy and doing what he should be doin like the average baby would be! so happy!
Cindy Bowling says
Spending time with my two granddaughters.
tammy shelton says
Relatives from Texas came to visit us here in Florida for a week… we did LOT’s of fun stuff but our favorite was going to Disney World.
Trisha W. says
I enjoyed seeing my 5 y.o. make huge improvements at swim lessons.
Watching my son’s swimming skills flourish and a visit from my parents!
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
We went to Disney World this summer for a friend’s wedding! It was an amazing trip!
Jessamine D. says
We went pier fishing for the first time this summer 🙂
Kelly Nicholson says
Tell me your best summer moment.
going to miami beach last year and swimming in the ocean
sara haaf says
seeing my dad for the first time in nearly 5 years.
Thomas Bellamy says
Hanging out at the beach with family.
Stacey A Smith says
going to my nieces graduation was my best thing I did this summer.
When I could finally take my daughter swimming near the end of the summer. She hadn’t been able to go all summer because she had a central line. She had such a blast it made my whole summer.
alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says
going to Ocean City MD
Marti Parks says
My best summer moment is yet to come. I am going on a trip to Honduras next week. I am so excited and sure to have a lot of fun.
Terri Herman says
Attending my daughter’s graduation from the Naval Officer Development School in Newport RI!
Tabathia B says
Taking my kids fishing for the first time
Kayla O. says
Taking the semester off from College
Heather Hayes Panjon says
Our Family Reunion Was The Best. Got To See Some Relatives We Have Not Seen In Awhile.
Sarah L says
Road trip to see the Santa Fe Opera.
Thanks for the contest.
My best summer moment was seeing the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia over the Fourth of July Holiday!
Rebecca Orr says
Camping with the kids and going to a family reunion.
Francine Anchondo says
Went to the themepark
Charlene S says
Going to the swimming.
Susan Christy says
When I realized my yard actually had more grass than weeds!
Rusti Michael says
Our best summer moment was going to our local water park. We had such a good time swimming and splashing.
Nicole Sender says
My best time was taking my grandson to the zoo.
Melissa S says
My best summer moment was picking peaches to preserve and eat with my family, my son sitting on my husbands shoulders to reach the higher ones.
OUr vacation in Cape Cod, MA.
Going to the Legoland Water Park.
Visiting family and friends we haven’t seen in over year!
KAthY S says
My son got married this past July. I love his new wife. It was one of my all time favorite days.
Ann Fantom says
My best summer moment is watching my daughter jump off the diving board into the deep end of the pool for the first time.
sheila ressel says
taking out our boat on the gulf of mexico.
Our best moment was our family vacation
Jessica To says
We went to a water park for three days!
Going to a concert on my birthday was my favorite summer memory.
Terra Heck says
My best summer moment was watching my teenage son compete to qualify for the Junior Olympics in St. Louis. He ended up qualifying! Thanks.
our whole gang at the beach!
Julie Goetz says
My best summer moment was spending Saturday at the park. My daughter played on the slide, swings, and sand. We had a picnic.
christine jessamine says
I had alot of fun going camping with our family!
hiking and camping in the mountains!
Kim Reid says
Having a great time with my grandkids, thanks!
Jennifer Speed says
best summer moment was graduating from college
I have beenin planning my sons wedding this summer has been my fun
Deb C says
My best was my birthday celebration this summer and it was more than a moment!
Lily Kwan says
having a barbecue with friends