Last week, Holden came to me super excited! She had a "day of fun" all planned out for us! It was obvious that she had put some thought into this and as I glanced over the list I realized, we could SO do this! After lunch that day, we got busy and had a fabulous afternoon - spending it just the way she wanted. And, you know what?! It was crazy fun!!! So, if there are other mamas out there looking for ways to keep your kiddos entertained, here is a kid tested, kid approved (and 100% planned by a fellow kid) DAY OF FUN!
|I love how she included the duration of each activity - at first I thought she was underestimating but she was close to accurate on all activities. Mom tip: kids will blow through an activity lots quicker than we think! :)|
First up: sidewalk chalk art!
|It was Colby's idea to saran wrap the trees! With the shadows it's hard to read but the sidewalk chalk said, "Stop and get ready to get soaked!"|
|They were ready! Too bad they had to wait a few more hours before Dad came home from work!|
|Anything that helps them get along is A-OK in my book!|
|can you see the seahorse?!|
|we saw a fish in this cloud|
|This is the look of, "Best Sister Ever!"|
|disregard our yard...I think we should turn it into a beach but my hubs is convinced it will grow grass...one day!|
|Maggie really enjoyed the obstacle course!|
The girls also enjoyed some bubble time before dad arrived home!
|Yes, I'm a sucker and bought these here. They seems a little pricey but when we were able to blow up 120 water balloons in less than 5 minutes - worth.every.penny!!!|
|Colby was staking out his spot in our neighbor's yard|
|the girls were lying in wait!|
|I left a bucket of water balloons at the end of the driveway so that he wouldn't be completely defenseless!|
|oops! Hope got in the line of fire!|
|if you can get a teen to smile this big while hanging out with his family - you count that as a HUGE success!|
|Mike was such a good sport!|
|right until he nearly drenched my "big girl" camera!|
|these next few pics might just be my favorite!|
Dear Lord, Thank you for today. Thank you for reminding me that joy comes in the small moments spent with family. Please help me find more moments like this. Thank you for blessing me far more than I deserve. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen!
I hope you enjoyed a day in the life of my kiddos - done their way. It's a good reminder that we create our own fun. Normal days at home can be boring or a DAY OF FUN! You choose!