Summer plans?

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 9:21am

The post below got me thinking-anyone else making summer plans-camps for kids or vacations?

Zeph will be on summer swim team (daily practice) and karate continues through the summer.

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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 5:24pm

DS (age 10) is going to have one very busy summer!

He's old enough now to join the junior tennis league progam, which goes six weeks, June through the middle of July.

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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 7:09am

I didn't realize they had rinks there. I know the other 2 area rinks start at 4 years. There is one a few towns over that started at 3 years but its twice the cost and less time then the one we did with Liam through another towns hockey program. We never did the city hockey program because they don't even skate in the city we merged with another city not that close. I think Liam would have quit if not for the pads, and all DH hockey pals say its better to learn with them but I really liked the program we used for Liam. They teach skating using tball, basketball and soccer on the ice so the kids are having fun. Complete pads are optional but they use full cage helmets and given Liam's cleft lip and all the work they already did, any activity where he can completely protect his face I am all for. Although lost that argument with the surgeon and orthodontist. Honestly he has a better chance of taking a baseball to the face in little league then a puck, but its also VERY expensive and time consuming so they won.

Does sound like we dodged a BIG one with the announced cuts. I was screwed, was going to need to find new Drs for the kids. I don't drive, we are walking distance to the T but there is only 1 bus near us (well 2 but 1 runs very infrequently) and that was in danger under both senarios. Don't know if its safe but sounded that only 1 route was completely cut so think it will be ok...for now. The cost increase guess I can't complain too much my work currently pays 100% for my tpass. Things aren't as good now for work as it was last time t increased so we aren't sure if they will continue to completely cover a base pass but they won't lower what they currently cover so will just need to make up the difference so really can't complain. Course looks like the commuter rail people are really going to feel the pinch.

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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 1:29am

Universal Studios was my favorite as a kid! And now there's Islands of Adventure (just next door to Universal), which is awesome if you like rollercoasters...and they've got a Dr. Seuss area as well.

This summer we'll be hitting the community pool, Grandma's pool, and the beach quitte a bit. I'd like for Lucy (6)

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 12:07pm

Hooray, just got a note from the zoo that they are giving the kids the scholarship! So the boys will be in this class together...

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Is a monkey more like an elephant or an eagle?

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 11:50am

Heidi - the skating program in the summer is Thursdays 6-7pm across from the high school.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 11:49am

Right now the boys are signed up for swimming lessons in early July.




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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 3:40pm
I think they are reasonable when I compare them to IMSA camps or the the arboretum or Northwestern, etc.

Also Benedcitine is offering a FREE middle school science camp. It's called summer sleuths and the topic this year is water pollution.

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 3:14pm

Wow- thanks; I looked at some and they look very interesting. I wasn't sure when you said reasonable if it would be what I consider reasonable (back to the four kids, one income, two in college ;)) but it actually is pretty decent. Thanks so much for the referral!!

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 12:42pm

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 12:42pm

We joined the Y last summer and its good, for us unfortunately the free swim times don't mesh well with the schedule but on days I'm off I'll get Liam and take him. I don't drive so its hard in the winter, we live walking distance but its one thing for me to walk in the cold after a swim but for the boys its another story. I know they usually have sport camps through the city program seperate from the daily camp; don't know how they are price wise but many of Liam's friends do them but think sometimes the added expense is worth it for an hour of peice.

We are probably going to do storyland and santa's village. We did santa's village last year boys had a BALL. We skipped storyland but then when we went skiing in January while waiting for mom to get out of the rest room they discovered the flyers. Santa's village is about an hour from my parents place in NH but storyland a bit farther so we can't do the drive 2 and from twice and can't do 2 parks in 1 day so thinking of getting a package at a place for a few days mid week right after school gets out then spend the weekend for free at the condo. Figure its $100 at least a park anyway and what we would spend on gas and wear and tear on the car its worth it to spend the extra for a hotel for 2 nights plus its cheaper in June and seeing as the advertising city summer camp starting June 20th we i'm guess we are out either the 15th or 18th and hoping we got a week on most everyone else in the area so the parks will be less crowded. We went in August last year and it was pretty busy.

I was going to put the 3 year old in skating classes over the summer but now I think I will wait. He turns 4 in September so can do the learn to skate through hockey program and then he can learn in full pads. Sounds like it would be harder but falling is cushier and its actually cheaper. Depending on camp we decide on sending Liam we may do swim lessons too. The little one cries everyweek when I go to my water aroebics (he wants in the pool SO bad) but baseball starts soon so depending on Liam's schedule that may wait for the summer.

Usually my sitter takes 2 weeks off in august kind of sucks since are vacation has to run around hers and she takes 4 weeks total and we just don't have enough time to take a week off together as a family so usually its an overlap I take a week and a few days that cross over DH week off but this year she is only taking 1 off since her DD is getting married but its the same week Liam will start back up school so we can't go anywhere which is why we were planning on june anyway.

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