It’s a short but full week! The oldest 2 had nature camp and the oldest still had swim team practice. Our mornings went very quickly as we prepared for the entire day before leaving the house a little before 9am. The oldest did half her swim practice and then changed like Superman in the telephone booth so we could get to camp on time. They stay at camp for 4 hours and ate lunch with their camp friends.
On day 1 they saw turtles, centipedes and 2 deers on their hike! Day 2 was all about snakes. I checked their backpacks before bringing them home just in case a snake got loose!!! Day 3 was caterpillars and bears apparently. I mean we have had bear sittings in Ohio so i guess it’s good to educate the kids on it!
On Friday the little one and i were asked to not be craft store by my nanny boy. He wanted bear crafts and the oldest wanted summer-y crafts. Michael’s was having a clearance sale on all summer crafts so we hit the jackpot!! They were so happy to see all the crafts after camp.
The oldest received all her ribbons from this weeks swim meet. She is doing so well and i am so unbelievably proud of her!!!
We’re back and we all have a little bit of a vacation hangover. The nanny family was down south all last week and i was at home having a staycation by myself! The kids jumped right back into the routine. Monday morning we were back at the pool first thing in the morning to prepare for another swim meet. The oldest was the first one in the pool helping her coach set up lane lines. She loves being a helper!
After swimming we headed to the playground and had a picnic lunch. It was only in the mid 70’s and it was cold in the shade but we enjoyed the sunshine ☀️ and blue skies! We were at a playground near a library so before we ate the oldest read us the story on the storybook trail!
The quote of the week by my 2 year old nanny girl “that smells red!” She was referring to my hand sanitizer!
Tuesday we went to a playground in Avon that we haven’t been to in a long time. The oldest requested we go back there. Another beautiful day. Sun was shining and the temp was 71°. We played hard on the climbers before we had a picnic lunch. Afterwards we went for a hike. My nanny boy was excited to bring his camera to capture photos of birds. It was challenge for him because, well, birds fly when you approach them. He finally found a Robin that would cooperate!
Wednesday was a very special day for everyone. After our normal morning swim practice we came back to the house. Nana came to pick up the 2 big kids and they went and saw the new Buzz Lightyear movie. The littlest one and i went to meet Mr John for lunch. They are besties and talk everyday on the phone so they enjoyed real time together!
We finished the week strong. After the oldest finished swim practice we headed to the park. The temp was in the 90’s but that doesn’t stoop us. We went the playground with the swing zip line. They requested this playground. We played hard and we were hot. To cool down we did the historical walk in the woods. The oldest LOVES history and she was so excited. My nanny boy was hot and hungry but he was a trooper. We left the woods and headed to the pavilion for a picnic lunch!
After everyone rested we quickly headed to the library. My oldest nanny girl completed her reading board. Yes she read 16 hours in less than a month. She was so excited and could wait to turn in her game board for a prize. Now can she finish 2 game boards this summer??? she picked out a chapter book from the prize shelf. I’m so proud of this girl!
It was a short week but it was busy! My oldest nanny girl was officially done with school on Tuesday!
Wednesday we wasted no time kicking off summer! The oldest has swim team practice every morning. It’s her first year and she is doing awesome!
After practice we headed to the library to sign up for the summer reading program. The two oldest picked out books to get them started. They also helped me pick out a book so i could do the program too! From there we walked to the playground to burn off some energy before lunch. We had a picnic at Coe Lake and then walked the trails. We practiced skipping rocks and enjoyed watching the geese swim!
After lunch the littlest nanny kid takes her nap and the two bigs have rest time. This is also the time they have their learning boxes which are filled with reading materials and activity books to keep their minds sharp over the summer!
Day 2 we started at swim team practice. After we headed to the Middleburg Hts playground. I love this playground because there are so many different climbers and activities which is perfect for 3 kids of different ages. It was a little cool in the shade so we sat on the ground in the sun for our picnic lunch!
We have also been busy working on summer art to decorate the house. My oldest made a popsicle garland and my middle guy made a watermelon. They love to find crafts on Pinterest!
I have encouraged my oldest (7) to do a daily journal entry of what we did that day so at the end of summer she has a memory book. She loved this idea and is doing an amazing job! I think one day she will be a blogger 😂
Karalyn requested getting her nails done before her vacation to Arizona. I was fortunate enough that my nail tech was able to squeeze her in. She was delighted that he was able to give her the design she found online!
We enjoyed the rest of the day in our development pool. I think karalyn could swim 24/7! We never mind though because we enjoy being outside heat!
After dinner Karalyn requested to go back to the pool. We had already showered but we relaxed on the couch under the pergola and watched our mermaid swim!