a summer full of saturdays

well summer days are here again.  a couple of summers ago (or was it just last summer??) deb began referring to this time as “a summer full of saturdays”.  basically because i’m home all the time. well not all the time because there’s times that i come to the church. but more or less i’m home a lot more than during the school year (obviously) and our schedule is pretty much freed up and we can plan (or not plan) to do anything we want.

it’s actually kinda nice, but after the first 2 weeks or so. we’re not really sure what to do now! now i’m sure our time will fill up. and a house full of kids makes for never a dull moment. but we’ve already run all our ‘errands’. i guess we could “deep clean” the house. but that’s not really very much fun. and then there’s times that we do have the house fairly clean and then we wake up the next morning and wonder, “well now what do we do??”

we have taken our kids to the library now that it reopened. and we’ll take them to the park every so often. and one of our summer habits is to take them to a local high school where they serve free lunches to kids during the summer.

so since our schedule is pretty much open (although our money isn’t unlimited) what suggestions does anyone have for the laras to fill their time doing?? anybody want to invite us over for lunch? or dinner?? or anybody want to come over for either?? or what other kinds of stuff does your family do on it’s saturdays??

// today i’m thankful for:
1. sunshine
2. airplanes
3. kleenex
4. small groups
5. kids with their own unique personalities


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  1. maybe have a picnic/low key bbq at the tricity playground of dreams. they have a water section of sprinkler type stuff for young kids, their playground, and a bike trail. we went last summer packed up the bikes/scooters and let the kids get wet and ride around, etc. they have the fishing pond too, but i think you need a fishing license – i’m not sure about fishing rules.

  2. have a race. my kids were running in the house today and i made a comment – Jorgie you run so much you should be in a race. he said ok. so we decided to go race around the track at the high school. jorge, jeremiah, and me. it was fun to get out and do something. jorgie won. i stayed with jeremiah who was loving it and running as fast as he could the whole way around! then we did a relay with a “baton”. could have taken a ball for shotput but didn’t think about it. then we rolled down the stadium hill. it was lazy day fun.

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