Our Five Ring Circus: The Kids Behind The Blog

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Kids Behind The Blog

Summer is in full swing! The days are long, the temperatures skyrocketed and we're busier than ever!

I love everything about Summer! Although our days aren't lazy, they are certainly better than the carefully regimented schedule during the school year and all the extra responsibilities involved.  I am NOT looking forward to Fall.

My kids are thoroughly enjoying Summer, too! They took a few minutes out of their Summer evening to answer some questions about their favorite Summer things.

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What 2 things do you like to do outside in the summer?

Liam- Claps enthusiastically, grins and says "HI!" (This translates to "YES! Mommy came in and talked to me AFTER she put me to bed!)

Liliana- "I like to go in the water and I like to surfboard over the waves!" (Liar.)

Alexandria- "I like to bring out the sprinkler and jump on the tramp with Aubrey and Lily." (Yep. My kids sometimes call it a tramp. And I get a kick out of it every single time.)

Dylan- "Skateboard and jump on the trampoline." (A man of few words.)

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If you could go anywhere this Summer where would you go and why?

Liam- "Nana. Papa. NanaPapa!" (Visiting Nana and Papa's house IS his favorite. Side note: He totally talks like a Furby and a minion.)

Liliana- "I would go to the beach because it's nice and warm." (I am so with her.)

Alexandria- "I would go to Virginia because I have my own board and I could boogie board." (Her wish is coming true next month!)

Dylan- "Disneyland because it has a lot of rides and it's fun." (He's never been there. Someday...)

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What is your favorite thing about summer?

Liam- "Play."  (Yes, play is crucial!)

Liliana- "I like to go in the water." (I think Lily has the beach on her mind!)

Alexandria- "I get to see Aubrey and it's warm out!" (Spending every weekday with her cousin is what Summer is all about.)

Dylan- "It's warm and we can go swimming all the time." (We need to go swimming more often. #momguilt)

(Wait a second. Why haven't any of you mentioned the fact that we can sleep in?!?)

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If you could pick any way to spend a hot Summer day, how would you spend it?

Liam- *Pants like a dog.* (He does love dogs.)

Liliana- "I would go swimming." (Once again, beach obsessed.)

Alexandria- "I would put the sprinkler under the trampoline and jump on the trampoline with water balloons." (Awww, Camp Mom had an impact!!!)

Dylan- "Go swimming and go to the skate park." (Again. Must go swimming more often.)

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What is your favorite Summer treat?

Liam- He says "Banana!" and follows it up with a huge grin. (That's his response every time I say eat.)

Liliana- "Watermelon!" (Girlfriend can totally polish off an entire watermelon by herself!)

Alexandria- "Popsicles!" (We do go through a lot of popsicles.)

Dylan- "Veggie Jello." (He isn't kidding. He loves the lime jello my mom makes that has shredded carrots and celery chunks in it!)

That's it for the July edition of The Kids Behind The Blog! Stay tuned for next month's interview!


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  1. Liam's answers crack me up. Silly kid. Lily has the right idea with going to the beach. I love that Lexie enjoying being her cousin so much. What a special bond. Dylan is a boy of few words, but he has great answers and know what he likes. Love!!

  2. I love all their answers and your commentary cracked me up!

    1. Thanks, Jacie! The big kids tune me out most of the time, so I have to give my opinion in some way!

  3. Your kids crack me up EVERY single time. Liams answers are always the best. Maybe if you took Lily to the beach she could practice those surfing skills :P. Thanks for joining the fun again.

    1. Haha! She'll get plenty of practice on our vacation next month!

  4. Great answers! I love that your kids call the trampoline a “tramp.” Haha. Mila and Liam are definitely on the same page when it comes to visiting grandparents. Going to Nana and Pappy’s house is her favorite! Where in VA do you guys go? We talked about doing a Williamsburg and VA Beach trip (plans have since changed since I need to save my vacation days for maternity leave but we may try next summer!).

    1. We go to Virginia Beach. We always try to go at the end of August because it's so much quieter. We love it!

  5. Such cute answers! I love how each of your kids is different!

  6. Love these posts! And veggie jello!! Lol. That always freaked me out when I was little. I don't like chunks of stuff in my nice smooth jello. Haha.

  7. This is so cute!!!!! Watermelon is my favorite summer treat too! Enjoy these fun days!

  8. Such great answers and man, your littlest guy is growing so fast!

  9. I love your translations for your youngest.


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