Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being home with my kiddos in the summer. But if I don't have sufficient activities planned for the week my kids might kill each other. Abby absolutely adores her older brother and wants to do EVERYthing that he is doing. I think it's quite cute. After all they say the highest form of flattery is imitation. Unfortunately I don't think that means much to a 3 year old. To 3 year old Nolan that's just plain annoying. Hence his declaration the other day: "I don't want to be a brother anymore!" So anyway, in an effort for all of us to keep our sanity, here are a few things we've done so far this summer:
- Pool - we have access to a neighborhood pool this summer, so we've been trying to take advantage!
- Movies - the theaters around here offer a selection of FREE movies in the summer. Abby could care less, but Nolan enjoys it, and I enjoy getting out of the house and the fact that it's FREE.
- Visits with friends - trying to do this as much as possible!
- Day trip to the beach
- trips to the library
- Richmond zoo (Jack and Nina went with the kiddos while I was away)
- Science Museum
- Trips to the farm (where there is always something interesting going on)
- Playing in the rain
The summer is still young, so here are some things that are still on our to-do list:
- Go to an amusement park (or 2 - Hershey Park and Sesame Place are on the list)
- Visit more friends/family
- Bowling? The bowling alley has some good deals during the summer - thought it might be something worth a shot
- Reading (mostly for me)
- Potty training (for Abby - looking forward to the end result but not so much the process of getting there)
- Some sort of fire pit/s'mores making
- Several weddings, bridal showers, and birthday parties
- Movies - lots of fun movies (for all ages) come out in the summer!
- go to the lake
While there are plenty of "work" and "project" things to do this summer, I hope we'll take the time to enjoy some of this "fun" stuff too! Either way, I'm just excited and grateful for a job that allows me this time with my kiddos - even if they do make me crazy sometimes.