Monday, June 18, 2012

Activity 5, 6, and 7

Wow, what a super busy two weeks. Our most exciting activity was closing on our house! We are super excited. It has great bones but we also get to renovate.

Next, we started and completed our first project. We have a big yard but I wanted a corner off the deck as a hands on discovery center. I took ideas from the Lowe's May creative ideas magazine and ideas from those HGTV yard crashers. The kids love it!

And lastly...I've been searching for an older dog for a while now. Our 1 year old Jersey is rambunctious and an escape artist. She wants to play with other dogs so bad, she goes to great lengths to escape and find other doggies. We knew she'd be too rowdy for a puppy. So along comes Dude a neutered male boxer. He was well taken care of, has great manners and so far it's been great. He is so gentle with the kids and he craves their attention without being annoying or hurting them. He seems to really like out dog Jersey and I have a feeling our house is perfect for him. Yay for everything going great!

Friday, June 8, 2012

We all scream...

...for ice cream!

We had an hour break from the rain tonight and got ice cream for everyone.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Activity 3-car wash

Workin at tha car wash

Today was a good day. We are participating in the summer library program so we did that, had lunch and even took a nap. Nice for mommy at least! ha

To end our day I set up one of the home activities I wanted to wash! Even my big kids didn't mind this because it was so hot and the water was refreshing. The little marshmallow's had a blast. Some water, soap and a few wash cloths and they are in heaven. They must have washed their cars two or three times a piece. Just in time too, because a big thunderstorm is rolling in. We are suppose to go to the pool tomorrow, but we might get rained out. I need to check over my list and find an indoor activity.

Happy summer! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Activity 2/What We Did This Summer-2012

6 in the bed and the little one said "roll over...roll over."
We were all hoping for our activity to be more exciting today-however first the heat was oppressive. Yuck, like clothes stick to your body oppressive. Instead we sort of camped out all day in my room. Then it ended up raining. More boo. So we are again watching movies. At least we ordered some new one's. First up was Journey 2, which is silly and after the four littles are in bed we will watch John Carter. We are hoping the imbd score is wrong and it is better than the critics say. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Fun Day 1

Today began our family 2012 daily summer adventures. My goal is to do something fun everyday. Yes, I'm being a bit ambitious. Someday's I have blocked to do the same weekly activity but other's we will do something different. We will do paid activities and activities that cost little to nothing. The main goal is just to have fun as a family.

I woke up around 7:30 and made a quick breakfast of a hashbrowns and eggs. Good thing it was a hearty breakfast because they ran around playing hard.

Today's adventure was at a splash park. The marshmallows are very social and quickly made some friends to make sandcastles and splash around. We had lunch and everyone crashed at home to veg out for a couple of movies. We will top our day off with a grilled dinner, some kiddie pool time and a purple cow coke float. Fun. Fun!