Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I have to say, Riley is a very good cleaner! She is going to be a good wife/mommy one day. I gave her a trash bag and told her whatever she wanted to get rid of to put it in there. And she did great. I wish I had taken pictures of the "AFTER" but she got her book shelf spick and span. It was great. She even made her bed.
I guess when Riley does something, she does it BIG! Within two days of her losing her first tooth, her second one came out. And now the third one is pretty lose too. Terry has had to pull both of them and she was scared but once they came out she was fine. And of course the "tooth dollar" always helps:)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
We were invited by our friends John and Beth to go on their boat with them yesterday. The kids were so excited they have been talking about it for days now. So yesterday was the big day. We all had a lot of fun. We all got to go tubing- even Josiah and he loved it. Riley was not so sure about going in the lake. She kept saying there were snakes in it. I was surprised that Jesse went right in since he said he was not going swimming. But then once he was daddy and Joel go in he followed them right away. It took some convincing for Riley. After a few minutes of watching the other kids have fun in the lake she came up to me and said (very quietly) "ok, I'll try it". Once she got in, she did not want to get out. She was enjoying every minute of it.
Like I said, we also got to go tubing. Can I say, that was SO much fun. I had never done it before and I have to be honest I was a bit nervous but it was fun:) All the kids went and they had a blast! After everybody went tubing we went to a little beach to the kids could go swimming where their feet could touch the ground. I have to say, I can't believe how Riley is swimming. She has learned a lot from her swimming lessons this past week. She was going under water looking for rocks and shells. (I posted a picture of it). After that we went to a cove that John and Beth named "Turtle Cove". We anchored there and let the kids swim while John grilled the hot dogs and shrimp. Dinner was very good! After we all dried off and ate our dinner we went to this one place in the lake where the Purple Martins come ever night around 7:30pm or so and they just fly around until dark. It is amazing, there must have been thousands of them. It was amazing. And I guess this is a knows fact with people who have boats because there were a lot of people there too watching them. There was even a "Ice Cream Boat" that was selling ice cream. I thought that was pretty funny!
We really enjoyed ourselves on the lake. This morning Riley asked me if we can get a boat now too. Oh I wish, but I don't think that is going to happen any time soon! But we can dream, can't we???
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
- See dollar movies at the theater.
- Sprinkler day
- Story time at the library
- Set up a lemonade stand
- Teach your child to fly a kite
- Make home made play doh.
- Bake a cake
- Build a "fort" in the living room
- Go bowling
- Declare a "Bored" game day
- Have a water balloon Fight
- Create a mini-me
- Pajama Day
- Spend a day volunteering your time
I think these are some great ideas. To be honest we have already done some of these things. Joel has really gotten interested in cooking with me. A couple of days ago he picked out a recipe from a cookbook he made when he was in 2ND grade. He picked out "Chicken Roll-ups". I have to say, he did great. OK, I did help him a little bit but the majority of it he did all by himself. He also LOVES making waffles lately. So one day last week we had waffles for dinner and he made them all while dad was frying the sausage and I had to run to the library. I like this! So the next time the kids are bored I am going to get this list out and let them pick something out. They will have lots of fun! And so will I!
- Pipe cleaners
- Tissue paper
- Cotton Balls
- Popsicle sticks
- Recycle items like: egg cartons, paper towel rolls, plastic containers,etc.
- Kid scissors
- Glue sticks
- Plastic zip lock bags
You get the idea! Just let their imagination go wild!