Tuesday, June 10, 2014

cleaning, projects, and crafts.

Our adventure a day is going to look a little different this week. I decided that I could enjoy our Summer waaaay more if we got some cleaning, organizing, and other stuff out of the way first.

I had been sick the entire last week, and I didn't see an end in sight. This is why I made other plans, in case I was still sick this week too...and needed to stick around the house. Luckily I got over my illness, but I still liked what I had in mind.

I have a long list of half finished projects, and a long list of things that have been nagging me to finally start.
We started with deep cleaning the garage, and then another day we did the car. We also got our carpets cleaned, which meant lots of cleaning of the house. I randomly decided to stain the back porch, a few slivers, but kind of a fun project.
When these bigger projects were finished, I had a lot of little fun projects around the house to do. I had bought some blank story books a few months ago, and we decorated those/finished the one I started for a gift. I bought a Banzai Wigglin' Water Sprinkler for the kids, and they spent a couple of hours playing with it. Best $10 I have spent recently. We also hit up the new splash pad close to our house, and a picnic dinner one night. 

Before Summer started I stocked up on random $1 toys, and the kids have gotten the bug house/net out to catch some gross things in our back yard. We also found some invisible ink pens I had been hiding for a rainy day, and made lots of love notes to each other.

We still have a lot planned for the rest of the week. It will include a lot of Grandma time, walks/riding our bikes, a couple of science projects and art projects, and a big water fight.

June ended up getting filled up with dentist appointments, doctor appointments, and Savannah is still going to girl scout camp too. It has been a lot to work around, but I am hopeful July should have a lot more field trips.


kendahl a. said...

That blank photo book idea is brilliant, so cute for grandparents!

Emily said...

You are WAY more productive than I am!