Aug 2, 2012

The Way I View Summer Life

It’s time for this month’s The Way I View… blog post. The theme for the month is Summer Life.

During our summers I like to take the girls on teeny little mini vacations.

Day trips, I guess you could say.

The teacher in me likes to keep it educational, but the kid in me wants it to be fun, too.

At least once a week I take them somewhere super rad.


‘Cause I’m rad like that.


This week we went on a tour of CNN. The girls went “behind the scenes” as Allison said.

They saw real “alive” anchor people giving the news in real “alive” time.

It was super neat, if I do say so myself.

Afterwards? We went to play in the Olympic fountains at Centennial Olympic Park.

Because the Olympics are going on over there in London, of course.

And if you can’t make it to the actual Olympic Games….you just go to the Olympic park in The Big City.

That’s educational, too, right?

{I didn’t tell them about how Atlanta was probably one of the worst Olympics ever…because of that stupid bomber guy that bombed the very park we were playing in.}

And for lunch?

The largest drive-thru fast food restaurant in the world…The Varsity.

Where they had fun saying “I’ll have a naked dog and fries”.

And after that? I taught them a little lesson in citizenship by taking them to the polling place with me.

Summer life to me? Is fun mini trips with my best girls.

Don’t forget to click through our blog circle to see what my CMpro friends have posted this month, too! After me, it’s Jessica’s post and I’m sure it’s gorgeous over there!

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  1. Adele Humphries says:

    Well you, my dear, are a fantastic mother! What a GREAT way to spend summer with your girls! LOVE that photo of Caroline pulling a face! 🙂

  2. Adeena says:

    I’m pretty sure asking for a “naked dog” would make my boys laugh hysterically. 😉

    Love the water fountain shots! 😀 And the last one. Ringlets in the mirror. Too adorable. 😀

  3. Tracy H says:

    Love! Such an amazing day. My boys would love it!!

  4. Jessica says:

    These are just WONDERFUL! You guys must be having a spectacular summer! What a fantastic day trip!!

  5. Beira says:

    So fun! I bet they love the break from everyday routine to enjoy the mini trips with you. Such an awesome way to spend your summer!

  6. Lacey says:

    I fall more in love with your work with every image I see. These are wonderful, Melissa!

  7. Kristy says:

    Aww, Melissa, these are undoubtedly quite “rad.” 🙂 Love love love your work…:)

  8. Gorgeous summery goodness. l want to come on one of your summer day trips as well – it looks like lots of fun.

  9. Anne says:

    Omg, that photo of Caroline sticking her tongue out totally cracked me up. :dying I love how her sister is looking at her like “huh?”. Best photo ever :DDDD

  10. Margaret says:

    Wow, awesome fun… you are a “Totally Rad” Mom!

  11. Cary says:

    Oh! I would have loved that mini trip as well as my kids! Looks like it was a great time 🙂

  12. Jodi says:

    Melissa, your girls look like they had the best summer! I’d love to tag along on some of your mini-vacations! Loooove the black and white of your girls eating in the booth!