We stayed busy last week. The weather was great--no humidity and not too hot until later in the afternoon. So, we spent a whole lot of time outside at parks, riding bikes, playing hopscotch, swimming, you name it. A quick review:
Monday: We packed a picnic lunch and bathing suits and headed to Latta Park. What a great park: lots of shade, a walking path, nice playground equipment, and a water "sprayground." We were there for over 4 hours. The girls played. We ate lunch under a big old oak tree. We explored nature while walking along the path. The girls put on their bathing suits and had big fun in the water. Needless to say, they were both exhausted at the end of the day.
Tuesday: I took the girls to see Up after lunch. I ended up with both of them in my lap at one point because they got scared. In typical Disney fashion, you experienced every emotion possible through out the movie. They enjoyed the happy parts and we spent time talking about where you would like to go if you could really make your house fly with lots and lots of helium balloons. Gloria didn't even pause before shouting, "Guatemala!"
Wednesday: No regular "art in the park" today. So, I found a few little crafty things for the girls and we went to Pineville Lake Park with crafts and bikes. We played, did crafts, and rode bikes around the lake. It was a very pleasant morning. Then we went swimming in the afternoon.
Thursday: We went to the library again. The girls have completed 10 hours of summer reading and got their 10 hour rewards: a pencil, some stickers, and (most exciting) Frosty coupons. After their next 10 hours, they get to choose a book. Not that my child needs any more books in our house! That's all she does...but that's another post for another time.
Friday, I didn't have to babysit, so G and I had the day to ourselves. We went swimming early and then just spent a lazy afternoon at home. It was so nice to have that down time. My first "day off" this summer.
Two more weeks of summer babysitting fun and then the Glo-bug and I are off to have some of our own fun! Can't wait!