Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Break Day 1

We're inadvertently having a little "staycation" for Spring Break. I planned a few new 'activities' for the kids to do at home and a few day outings. Quick rundown of Day 1.

Breakfast :)

Overnight oatmeal pancakes, strawberries from the CSA, morning star sausage, milk and fresh squeezed OJ.

Post breakfast activity. I wrote out the alphabet for Juliet and our address and my phone number for Aidric. (He really needs to learn these!!) They traced over with q-tips and paint. 

He just painted :) 

 After his "work" he painted this.

We headed upstairs to get dressed and I took these with my iphone. I love impromptu reading dates. Here, they are listening to a Christmas Hallmark book my mom bought them. It has her voice recorded, reading it to them and they looooove it. They've memorized most of it and often sing the Frosty song throughout the day, and then at the end, they say the part she added, "maybe when you come to Indiana this year, Juliet, we can build a snowman". So cute!! 

 Fave babysitter, Alyssa, came for a couple of hours and I ran some errands and went for a run. On this CRAZY windy day the waves were just insane!

While Cormac napped, I surprised these two with perler/fuse beads, which I had just picked up while they were with Alyssa. They used these during our Santa Barbara vacation with the Nords and really enjoyed them then. I was not expecting almost TWO HOURS worth of enjoyment from them though! 

When Cormac woke up, Aidric and Jules were still busy with the beads, so he and I headed out to water the garden. This is one of his favorite parts of our day. Each time, I only fill his watering can up with about 2 cups of water. He lugs it over to the garden and dumps it all in the same spot. Each time. I think I had planted cilantro there. Safe to say the cilantro might not grow this year. 


Juliet had dance class and then we came home for hot dogs on the grill. Read two chapters of The Box Car Children: Surprise Island and tucked them in. A day well spent!                                        

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