I have been avoiding doing some summer planning but this morning I got down to work! I wrote down over 40 fun simple activities on little pieces of paper and put them in a plastic jar so throughout the summer, the boys can reach in and pull out a paper and we'll have something fun to do!
The activities were compiled of ideas my friend and I came up with last summer plus some lists I have been sent home with from my MOPS groups and the school. There are all sorts of ideas like, "Paint rocks for a rock garden" or "Strap sponges to their feet to clean the floor" to "Think of something nice to do for someone today" or "find a new library." I was actually feeling pretty hopeful about the summer after doing it! There are some fun things in there I think the boys will really like and the best part is, most of it is free or requires very little in the way of supplies! It will be fun to share them as we do them this summer:)
I also went online and did some research for free museum days and free events we can attend throughout the summer. There are lots of things you can do for very little money! Thankfully:)
Then, Eliana and I were blessed with the company of a good friend and her new little baby for the rest of the day! I don't get very much quality time with friends and so I always feel like I talk their ears off when I do get time. All I know is that I was very blessed and encouraged by my friend's words, listening ear and sweet spirit. I am very blessed to know such wonderful people!
Plus, I got to hold her wee little man during one of his afternoon naps which was awfully wonderful! How I miss the soft little noises and funny little faces little ones make! I am hoping to talk them into some babysitting soon so I can get my baby fix:)
The kiddos and I finished up a busy day with a rousing round of Candy Land while eating our Friday night pizza. It was Eliana's first time playing! No clue whatsoever what was going on but she was pretty tickled over the whole thing!
Now I am going to enjoy one of those delicious little desserts I shared with you the other night.....Happy Friday!