Yesterday, I surprised the kids and took off the afternoon. We've been having early-outs from school due to high heat. They got off the bus, cheeks flushed and a little lethargic. Until they realized that I had icy lemonade, chocolate cupcakes and a cool house for them to come home to!
We pretended we had a summer day off and we packed our day with tons of fun things. The afternoon felt lazy and productive, all in the same breath.
And when I looked back on everything we did yesterday, I am amazed. It was a really great day at home.
-We read a few chapters of James and the Giant Peach while we ate our cupcakes and drank lemonade.
-Truman did his homework while Isabel played with dolls.
-Truman made an awesome Lego, car/airplane as a surprise for Eric.
-We set up a waterless swimming pool for the sheep and Molly. (So our stuffed friends would not 'feel left out' when we played outside.)
-We sat in the kiddie pool and washed all the outdoor furniture, the front door, the side of the house. I drank lemonade, dunked my feet in the pool and I read a few pages of this book.
-We picked up Dad early so he could join our summer fun!
-We played water balloons.
-Eric and I snuck off to the coffee shop for a few minutes while our neighbor watched the kids play outside.
-I made tacos for dinner while the boys made more Lego sculptures. And Izzo took a bath.
-Dinner together was fun and relaxing, we love spending time together!
-Truman took a bath and Izzo did homework.
-We had silent reading time.
-The kids did a few Cosmic Kids Yoga videos.
-They played spies and 'helped' while I finished some 'pick up, put away' in the playroom.
-Dad got home from a meeting and we made paper monsters.
-They got to bed early and read James and the Giant Peach with Eric.
It was such a glorious day, I wanted a little record to keep in my mind forever.
What did you do yesterday?