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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thus begins our summer vacation....

Since the little's started back to school July 1st for this year I made the much approved decision that school is done for this year. YEAH!!!  Technically, yesterday was their first official start of summer vacation but Gabriella had a specialist visit and so nothing really fun happened. Today, we had a blast playing all morning in the sunshine and then after quiet time I had prepared a scavenger hunt for them. They had an educational time along with the fun without even knowing it. LOL! Summer is full of relaxation and just time to be lazy but I need to keep a structure to our days or CHAOS reigns and that most certainly takes away from my relaxation. :)

Craft time, story time, game time are just some of the components that will fill our days with some structure but still allow plenty of time for imagination and play.  I was so hoping to have our pool ready but with Sean not having any work for almost 2 months now there isn't any extra funds available to buy water for the pool. So....we will find other ways to stay cool and maybe next year we can enjoy that pool. LOL!

God is always faithful and I love how he helps me instill fun with minimal amounts of money and that our kids don't know any different. They have no idea that summer vacation for most people means amusement parks, water parks, going to the public pool, and long vacations. We try to keep things interesting and fun by surprising them with drive-in movie nights (here at home!), talent show nights, lots of picnics, roasting hotdogs over the campfire, and putting them to sleep and then waking them later to star gaze with us. It's spontaneous and crazy and they think it's the best!  Actually, it is, because we are together having fun and nothing else can compare to that. :)

Welcome back summer vacation!! LOL!

6 comments:

Denise said...

Happy Summer Vacation! We're not quite there yet, but soon. Your summer plans sound like so much fun! You're braver than I am, though; I don't think I could wake my kiddos up to star gaze. I'd be too afraid that they'd never go back to sleep! :)
Love,
Denise

Tereasa said...

I've always thought your family sounds like fun. Can we come play??? Oh, and by the way, I'm sooo jealous you're done. We had too many interuptions this year and won't be done for another two months. Well, that's if I can last that long. LOL. Anyway, winter's barely gone here. I can't imagine playing a pool just yet. Although, Abby keeps asking when we can go the lake. I guess she's ready for summer, too.

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

With the packing, the move, having to move again...and now again.....we are WAAYYY behind. I am thinking not a lot in the way of official month off or anything, but hey we have had soo much fun already right? He he he....

BEING TOGETHER and for us now with family - you can't measure that!!!!!

Praying for you :)

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Debbie said...

Good fun family time, that's what our family vacations were. I'm lucky we get to throw in the beach now without too much expense.
Look forward to hearing all about the summer fun. Could use some good ideas too.

-stephanie- said...

3 more weeks and it's summer vacation for us. Yay. We're like you. Nothing major just fun in the sun the cheapest way we can get it. Enjoy yours!