Saturday, June 26, 2010

Simple, Sane Saturday.......Right!

Simple, Sane Saturday.......Right!
9am came awfully early and with it, the start of a BUSY day. Nationals Bootcamp commenced this morning and Delaney had dance class from 10-12. She enjoyed it and I enjoyed chatting with all my dance mom (and dad) friends! It's nice to have adult conversations every now and then and even more nice good, juicy dirt is shared!!!'s gonna be a interesting school year , that 2010-2011 is!!!
Bootcamp ran over a little, but we still forged ahead with the next plan on our Saturday to-do list. Van loaded, friends filled in and off to Imagination Station we went! They had a beautiful sidewalk chalk in progress and they even let our kids participate on a section of sidewalk....wwwwwaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy over there! Apparently, our artistic abilities did not mesh with their envisioned final project....and neither did our coloring outside the lines (or given boundaries!). Eventually our chalk was confiscated and our fun was relocated! We headed inside to the BIG DIG! The kids have been asking to do this for quite some time, and today we did. They began by fighting over the brooms in the bone dig, and ended by fighting over the hammer in the fossil between, they built a swimming dinosaur, did fossil rubs, and molded missing bones out of silly putty! Today's adventure in the BIG DIG was a success!
From there we traveled North (through a path not often traveled, but scenic!) and delivered our friends safely to their waiting vehicle. The next stop on our action packed day? Bekkah's graduation party! Great food, family, friends, and laughs.....the party was enjoyable, but HOT. So sweaty and tired, we headed home to SWIM!
We let the dog we are sitting out, fought some more over seats and music and places in the shower and finally...the kids are in bed. I'd say it was a fairly successful day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Some Free things to do this summer!!!

June 26-27

Detroit Children's Museum Grand reopening

**Entertainment, hands on crafts, planetarium and more!

June 26

Build and Grow at Lowes 10 am

Monster Truck

Saturday June 26
Imagination Station has a big Sidewalk Chalk presentation with hands on activities as well!

July 3

Kid's Build Workshop at Home Depot 9am-12 pm


July 10

Build and Grow at Lowes 10 am

Ball and cup game

August 7

Kid's Build Workshop at Home Depot 9am-12pm

Bus shaped pencil organizer

The library also has their Make a Splash~Read with Magic Fish, Dive into the ocean and explore, It's a luau, and Bubble fun with the Bubble Lady!

For those of you with a membership to Imagination Station, Little Kidspace has story/craft time every weekday at 11:00 and Sunday's at 1:00.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Monday Mumblings

Bible Study~
Look up verses about treating your body as a temple.

Memory verse~

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Train Them up~

*Work on summer bridge workbooks at least 4 times this week.
*Have them read for 15 minutes each day.
*Be less distracted.
*Get a routine started!

Personal Goals~

*Drink WAY less pop!
*Walk every day for at least 10 minutes.
*get out the roller blades at least once this week.

Menu plan~

Monday-pork chops
Tuesday- tuna helper
Wednesday-spaghetti and garlic bread
Thursday- Taco ring
Friday- Pizza @the bowling alley!

New Habit~

Wipe down the bathroom every night!

Fun things to do this week~

*Imagination station-Sidewalk chalk adventure...
*Bowling- free and I'm really craving pizza!
*Library Summer Reading Program- learning how to speak like a pirate!
*Toy Story 3 @the IMAX!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday's Fab Five

My favorites for this week:

1. Strawberry picking with friends. the kids had a blast and ate about as many as they put in the box. Looking forward to strawberry shortcake tonight!

2. Tot lot opened!!!! the kids are SOOOOOOO excited to be able to go down to the park and play with neighborhood kids. Moving here in December didn't give them much time to meet the neighborhood kids, but they are making up for it now! they also like playing organized games and making crafts! I love that they are busy, happy, and I can gt some things done arounf the house!
3. Getting rid of "stuff." A friend came over yesterday and we spent some time in the afternoon purging toys and shoes. Still a long way from decluttered, but every little bit helps!

4. Metro Parent. I found this publication while downriver for the kids dentist appointment this week. Love that it has soo many great ideas for things to do this summer. Can't wait to take ALL the ideas I circled and get them on the calendar! Which leads me to......

5. This AWESOME Summer To-Do List. I cannot wait to complete this project this weekend! I found this at

So that's it. My plan is to blog more this summer! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Break 2010

Weeks 1-2

4 dance recitals
+13 Ball games
+1 day at the beach
+1 library program
+1 day strawberry picking
+2 days at tot lot
+1 day in the sprinkler
+1 tornado
+1 convention at COBO center
+1 flat tire
+20 pages of summer workbook activities
+5 books read
+2 trips to the ice cream stand
+countless popsicles
= crazy adventures and serious FUN!

Summer has been an adventure and we are only 14 days in.