How does one keep a 5, 2 and 1 year old entertained while the 7 year old is swimming for 45 minutes every morning? You scour Target and Michael's $1 sections for little crafts, buy some bubbles, bring a ball or two, and be lucky enough to have an awesome playground right next door to the pool.
We've been having some fun in the mornings - they all love the bubbles (Sarah ends up wearing more than her fair share!); Michaels had some fun small wooden puzzles that they colored & Walmart had some neat little Disney coloring sets for $3 - a box with markers and 80 pages of pictures to color. Jason's making do with a box of crayons and drawing paper, I found William a pad of paper airplanes to make ($1 - Michaels!) and a few other things too. So far he hasn't thought to bring his DS, which I'm thankful for - they spend too much time watching screens as it is. Right next to the pool is an awesome playground, we're going there about every other day (bath day lol!) I'll take pics the next time we go, this is where I met Staci from Playing House last week (so nice! Wish I could meet you all!)
Thankfully, we're having better weather this week than last, it's sunny and warm in the mornings but not too hot yet so the kids are having fun, and I'm glad to have a reason to get up/dressed/out the door by 9am every day. And honestly, I'm also surprisingly grateful for the time I'm spending with Sarah, Jason, and William just playing and having fun. At the house it seems my time gets sucked away in so many different miscellaneous ways (my fault for piddling it away as much as I do, but there you go - something for me to work on). I was re-reading my post from yesterday and realized just what I said - why am I trying to blog when they are all up and bickering? Clearly I need to prioritize better :( Anyway - little ones are napping & the chores are waiting, so I leave you with some pictures from yesterday morning for your viewing pleasure :)
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