Our city runs excellent recreation/arts & humanities programs. During the summer there are classes for children on every imaginable subject and sport. Most run a week or two and cost around $10. I signed the girls up for lots of classes this summer and they have loved it! Classes give us somewhere to go every day and let the girls socialize with other kids. In the past two months, Katherine has taken classes on drawing, Backyardigans (a cartoon series), pirates, dinosaurs, and is taking a camera class this week. She's also had swimming lessons and gymnastics class. Rachel has taken a couple of art classes and a sort of music and movement class. She's also taking toddler swimming lessons, where she has earned the reputation of being the resident daredevil. Both girls are in a "Wacky Water" class this week. I am so glad that we have these opportunities - it's made our extra long summer go by more quickly and it's been fun!