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Summer at Home: Week 3…

We’ve actually been on summer break longer than 3 weeks, but this is the third full week of staying at home… and surviving.

So…. The kids got to pull their cards from their Summer Vacation Chart.

Monday brought us a trip to the park. First thing in the morning Daniel had a dentist appointment for a teeth cleaning. And can I just say that I don’t like going to the dentist, even when I’m just taking my child. I always feel so judged if his teeth aren’t perfect, which they never are, but that’s just me and my hang ups.

So, after the dentist appointment we headed over to the park in the ninety degree temps and the kids ran around and played. Them and one other child. Apparently everyone else in town was smart enough to stay indoors with air conditioning. But the kids, as usual, had a ball.

The boys wanted to walk over to the covered bridge…. which involved walking across a creek by stepping on some rocks. I don’t have any pictures of that, I was busy trying to make sure Luke and I survived. J

We made it across without anyone falling in! It was quite the success.

The boys wanted a silly picture:


Tuesday the boys chose the Make a Paper Pizza card. Easy enough.

We got together our ingredients.

We used lunch bags as our pizza crust. I cut the sides to a point at the bottom and rolled the tops over to look like crust.

I think they turned out pretty cute.

Wednesday was to be slip & slide and sprinklers day, but it rained. This brought about much whining and gnashing of teeth… and boisterous playing indoors.

Thursday was Pajama Day!  I was looking forward to this one.  🙂  I could handle a day staying in jamas as Luke calls them.

First we made pajama friends.  They are little paper dolls with paper pajamas.  I really wasn’t sure that the boys would be into the “paper dolls” but they seemed to enjoy it. I forgot to take a picture of the final products, I’ll have to post a picture later.

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We ate pancakes and scrambled eggs for lunch.  The boys devoured the food, so I think that was a hit.

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The last thing we did for pajama day was lay sleeping bags out on the floor of the den and watch James and the Giant Peach and eat some popcorn.

We’ve been staying pretty busy this summer and this Summer Vacation Chart is making some of the “downtime” a little more structured.  I would say it’s a success.

Now off to celebrate the fourth at the lake!

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  1. The pizza turned out very cute! We had movie night a few nights ago and also watched James and the Giant Peach! Too funny! For some strange reason, my kids love Tim Burton flicks! Happy 4th!

    1. Ok, I don’t know what this means about me, but I do not understand/appreciate Tim Burton’s animated stuff. I just don’t get it.

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