Okay…it’s official. I’m in love with summer vacation. If I was on a typical maternity leave plan, I would have gone back to work just a week ago. Instead I’ve got lots of summer days ahead of me with these two sweet kids. I’m SO SO SO thankful. Holden is loving his MWF half-day summer camp, and I’m loving the time it is giving me to talk, read, and just play with Helen. I also am able to get SOMETHING done when she goes down for a nap around 10:30/11:00. We pick big brother up at 12.
Tuesdays and Thursday are our ready-for-fun with all of us days! On Tuesday, we went to Mt. Trashmore. Holden did some bike riding while I walked with Helen in the BOB and Roscoe. Holden also played for a bit at the Kids’ Cove, and we flew his kite at the top of Mt. Trashmore. So fun! It was a nice and windy day…perfect for kite flying!
A boy and his kite! Best Dollar Tree purchase ever!
After lots of outside time, we took Roscoe home to cool off and headed to Chik-fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day aka a free entree if you dress up as a cow! I printed off our costumes and cut out the details.
Yes, I walked up to the counter (it was a drive-thru/counter window only) at Chik-fil-A with a paper cow tail taped to my pants. We ordered up some nuggets for Holden and a grilled chicken sandwich for me. After that, we hit the road to make it home in time to feed Helen. We enjoyed our lunch with some sides from home.
After naps on Tuesday, we did a little home work-out…
even Helen was exercising! Get those neck muscles girl!
Wednesday was summer camp for Holden and lots of cleaning for me. Daddy also came home early, so we got a little walk in before dinner. Yay! Holden is doing great with this mini glider that the Mr. borrowed from a co-worker. It’s really helping him work on his balance as we prepare to take off the training wheels. I would highly recommend buying one of these even before getting a traditional bike. See link to buy here.
Today was a busy one! We had planned to go to a Lego build place today, but the place has a summer camp running from 10-12. 😦 That’s our prime “let’s go out for the day!” time. Plans changed, and we toughed it out at the local park for a little bike riding and playing time. We pretended to be hunters looking for bears. 🙂 Roscoe the dog came along too! It did get too hot (in the 90s) after a short time. Then, we returned Roscoe to the abode. Holden painted a crab mug at Color Me Mine last week, and we were off to pick that up. Unfortunately, I ran over some spilt nails from a work truck on the way. I couldn’t see the situation until I was already driving through it. I’m so hoping the Mr. can fix it up.
I gave Holden a lesson on checking tire pressure! He was very interested! To wrap up our day, we popped into the library for some new books for all.
Well! It has been a busy week!
I hope yours has been a good one! If you’re looking for a fun, light read, pick up this one…
It got it at my local library. Yes, yes I am icing my knee. I have an odd “twinge” below my kneecap. 😦 We’ll see how that goes…9 miles on the agenda for Saturday morning.
Have a great day! Almost Friday!