My favorite thing about summer (other than the whole “no work” thing) is that we have the opportunity to go out and do things as a family on a daily basis that we don’t normally do. Last summer it took all of our effort to get out and do something once a week, but this summer we’ve been out and about doing something every single day. It’s been a blast (for us and for Jackson!) and I love that we’ve gotten to check out so many places that we don’t go to regularly.
We’ve been to the pool or splash pad at least once (usually more) a week since the summer started. Jackson absolutely adores it, and it’s a great way to fill some time. We’ve recently heard lots of stories of local kids getting sick from bacteria at the splash pads, though, so we may have to rethink our plan…what a bummer!
You may or may not know that I have a slight obsession with Alice in Wonderland. I collect various versions of the book and movie and it’s my favorite childhood story. A local museum had an Alice exhibit so we had to go check it out – Jackson had a ton of fun, even though it was geared towards slightly older kids, and I loved going to see it as well!
We headed back out to one of the wineries with my best friend from college and her daughter for lunch one day – it’s halfway between our two houses, so it’s a perfect meeting spot, and we had a ton of fun. We love getting our two kids together, and lunch was fantastic!
Other than our “big” events, the week was filled with more of the usual…playing with blocks (“bocks!”) near constantly, going on family walks, and watching an ungodly amount of television. You know, typical summer!
How was your week?