Saturday, June 07, 2008

In the Spirit of the Kid in Me...

Yesterday was the both kids first day of summer vacation! We started it off with getting the 4 kids pictures taken at JC Penneys. I will update with those when I get them in my hand in about 2 weeks. Moving along...after lunch we went to play outside and the wind was really, really windy. I didn't want to baby outside because sticks were falling out of trees. So I asked the kids if they wanted to go to the library and get some books and movies. The answer was a loud, YES! Our library is only a few blocks away so we rode our bikes there, the baby was protected in the wagon thingy attached to my bike. We had success finding movies and tons of books. I actually had to cut them off on their books. The basket was getting too heavy! J and I talked about mornings and how we didn't want to three older kids sitting in front of the tv while we slept. They get up so much earlier then my body is wanting too. ha! The idea is when they wake up at the booty crack of dawn they will be able to read books in bed. I will say this morning it worked GREAT. So happy...I'm dancing. After we got back from the library we made homemade pizza (yummy) and popcorn and watched a movie while we ate, dinner and a movie kid style! Around 7:30pm we got out the sleeping bags and pillows and made a huge bed on the living room floor for a sleepover. They talked and giggled while I got Peanut to sleep and then I joined them. We each told stories. The kids wanted to hear my stories because I decided it would be a great time to tell them about my childhood as this was something I used to do as a kid. They loved hearing about my childhood and it was really fun to relive some of those memories in story and in action.
Don't forget that 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting the Kid in You photo contest and the picture that Monkey (5 years old) took made it to the finalists, it is me swinging. So please go vote for us A Day in the Life of a MaMa. Please make sure you are voting for the right one as I have been told there is some confusion.

10 comments:

sarahgrace said...

I think reading books is a great idea for the mornings! We let our kids watch TV all too often ourselves, but it's been getting a little better...

Abbigale said...

Ahhhhh summer vacation. Brings back so many memories.....the feeling of freedom, the days that seem to last forever and go so quickly at the same time, and all the other grand adventures that always came with the warmer weather!

ohhollyf said...

Hi Tonya, I voted via "thisisthelife" blog.
Thank you for leaving a comment.The $ 8.00 price was beause of the gift card. If the post wasn't clear let me know soI'm not confusing ppl.
Hope your family wins the WI.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I am so excited to see if you win!

Steph

mikeanddebbie said...

What a fun day together! And a sleepover! How fun! Books is a great idea instead of TV! Glad it worked...hope it keeps working!

Kristin said...

It appears you guys are off to a great start with summer activities:) Keep up the good work!

Maya said...

thanks for your visit. i'll be reading here soon. i'm just tied up.
You have beautiful kids.
Thanks again.

Tracey said...

I'm so excited for you - you're in the lead by 20 pts today! Whhoooot!! The kids must be excited.

Hey, when do you want to get together? We have day camp all week of June 9-13 but several open weeks afterwards. I haven't been to Lincoln park zoo in ages, or just Lake Michigan to play in the sand for FOREVER. Let me know~ email me and we can exchange phone numbers and set something up.

Good luck!

Ann(ie) said...

I SO have to get my little Monkey back in for Pics. I went to Sears last time and didn't dig it. Did you like Penney's?

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Yay! About the water sling! You'll love it!

Steph