We get to pick and choose which activities to fit into our day. We decide what time we'll go to bed, what time we'll wake up and have gotten quite good at shifting things around when we want to make time for something that is important to us.
Our library had a special event called Rainbow Stories last night that my younger two sons wanted to attend. Our library often hosts themed nights filled with fun activities and stories.
|Our Children's librarians all dressed for rainbow night|
- Listen to Spring/rainbow stories
- Make fruit loop necklaces
- Paint with pudding
- Sing songs
- Get their faces painted
- Decorate and eat graham crackers with colored frosting and sprinkles, etc.
Evan was thrilled to run into one of his friends from school. Alec was thrilled when everyone oohed and aahed over his pudding painting of the cheetah.
There was an orange dot to one side of the page that was the Magic Tree House and Jack and Annie were on the other side of the paper. They had to make their way through all the dashes (which was a giant laser maze) in order to get back into the tree house safely. They had been on a mission for Merlin trying to rescue him and they were all done but they had to fight their way through the maze in order to get into the house and get safely home. It was a wonderful story!
It was a great, free, family fun night!
By the time we got home they all wanted a bit of time with Daddy, who will be working late for the next few nights and I couldn't say no!
But I knew if they couldn't get up on time in the morning we could find time later in the day or on Friday to get our groceries done.
Our schedule is usually pretty flexible and I just love that!
The boys did get up in time so that we could get our groceries done before heading out to a homeschool gym day.
I had the boys help me load up the car with a bunch of equipment. We brought a Frisbee, a hula hoop, some balls, a bat, a soccer ball and other assorted toys to play with.
We finished our Magic Tree House book on the way home and had some lunch while watching Liberty's Kids We the People.
After lunch the boys played outside and Alec toted his camera all around taking pictures of everyone and everything.
It was a nice, relaxing day and just what we needed after staying up late last night.