Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Activities....

Man oh man!!! It's so funny before kids how much you looked forward to summer and now summer is so insane. The 2 oldest were in preschool this past year, which was only 2 hours a few days a week but hot damn without preschool the days are just so much longer. I used to think it wasn't a huge thing the have them gone since it was only 2 hours, but you also loose all the time you spent getting them ready and also driving to and from. So that was a good 3 hour chunk of your day that was burned quite nicely. 
The past 2 weeks I have adjusted to having all 4 boys all day long, aka complete full on crazy town! I wish I was more of a go-getter with getting us out of the house but it's honestly such a drag (literally). Packing up all 4 kids is just not my idea of fun, so I just stay home 9 times out of 10 and we play inside or in the back yard! I have found so much peace with spending most of the day outside. Hello cleaner house ;) Jordan has been working on our patio for 3 months, so once that is done I plan to honestly LIVE outside, and take all the sticky watermelon mess outdoors. 
(Cosmic Kids Yoga on youtube. Sanity Saver!)

Is it bad that I am looking forward to vacation bible school in a few weeks. I really think they should consider taking kids 2 and under though. I mean Sam and Jude also need to learn about God! Doesn't seem fair to me, haha I do not know what I would do if all 4 boys were occupied for a few hours. It would be a freaking vacation for me. But alas, I will get a lot of stuff done just having the older gone that week for a few hours at bible school. 

I also signed the older 2 up for soccer starting next week, 1 hour every Friday, should be interesting to say the least. Reminds me I need to order them shin pads....yippie!! 

What are your tips for summer fun? What activities do you do?? 

4 comments:

  1. GOD BLESS YOU. A boy mom of 4! I like to have a "Summer Schedule" and plan at least one outing a week to give us all something to look forward to! We have a library day, an errand day, a craft day and a new park day. This also keeps my oldest from falling into his "But Mom, I'm bored." rut! Typically over the summer, I let my son pick out a book to read and we read it together, yes. That means I'm reading diary of a wimpy kid. But while my youngest naps, we take the time to read on the deck and then talk a little about the book, this year I'm debating buying him a cheap camera and letting him take pictures and then posting them in a journal or scrapbook of sorts and then having him write one or two things about the pictures he takes. We'll see how that goes!

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  2. The boys are at VBS this week and it feels like summer vacation (for Mommy)! :) Lauren and I have been getting project after project completed. So nice! I wish there was VBS every week of the summer. haha

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  3. haha, I know as a parent sometime Summer is a little stressing but as a Teacher summer sound so good!!!!

    If you are looking for activities for kids 2 and up, go to my blog Tomorrow, I'm a teacher and also a Nanny and I want to share some fun, easy and stress free, activities for kids!!

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