The family and I have been enjoying our staycation during the last week of summer. It has been hell hot in the DC area lately so we’ve been keeping cool. And thank goodness in the ever evolving technological industry and our local Air Conditioning Repair company that make this possible and accessible. I don’t know how we all made it outside some days! I had some pre-planned activities but with the extreme temps I didn’t want everyone to be miserable; So I had to come up with some things on the fly.
We started out with some fun at the pool. We joined the Style Medic and her boys to make it a big party of six.
I had to get a before shot because I wasn’t sure if I could keep up with them once they got in the pool. The kids always have more fun when other kids are around.
I didn’t want the kids to have all of the fun, so I got in on the action as well.
Ladies of leisure…
My kids are seven years a part so it is important for me to find activities that both of them can enjoy. He just wrapped up Level 3 swim lessons; so he is all about getting in the pool these days.
Day 2: Was a fun lazy day, we laid around watched TV and enjoyed doing our own things. My niece came over to hang out with us so the kids turned the noise level all the way up in the house. We are a family of five for the next two days.
Day 3: This was the day we were going to visit the zoo. Instead I found another activity that involved air conditioning. Last week I mentioned some local things to do with Groupon and painting pottery was one of them. Although they didn’t presently have any coupons to fit our needs we went anyway.
My girl chose an elephant bank, she has at least 3 piggy banks already. She wanted it to be grey with yellow spots.
Kam went with the car piggy bank. I love the way she added details and life to it. I can’t wait to see how the headlights turn out.
The ManChild decided on an owl bank. He wanted it to be several shades of brown with a touch of yellow and orange.
Babe decided to go with a bowl, he picked a bold orange color with a couple of accent colors.
I decided on a quote bubble, that is perfect for a blogger right? I wanted a little jewel dish to add to my new accessory area that I just redid.
I had captured all the fun one by one but we needed a group picture.
We’re all done, now we wait… I will pick up our finished projects in a week.
Day 4: Today is a beach day, now we live on the East Coast so we don’t have beautiful blue waters or anything like that. Nevertheless, fun was on the agenda.
We took a short trip to Chesapeake Beach.
The four of them was freely exploring the water.
These two are first cousins but they act like brother and sister. They are only 11 months apart and they always enjoy hanging out with one another. It is crazy to see them go from little babies to these big grown kids.
As big as they are they make time for My Girl and I love that. She wants to be like them so bad.
I’m not a beach person, I don’t like sand (to the point where I’m seriously considering investing in some of these sand free towels for our next trip), I can’t swim and I believe everything in the water wants to eat me alive. With that said they forced me to join them in the middle of the water. Eeeeek! It was all flat land, but oh my gosh I was freaking out every step of the way. My son even came back to the shore to get me because I’m a baby. Whateve! I did it and I took a picture as proof, I don’t plan on doing it again.
This is what I like about the beach, the view is beautiful. I go to the beach to eat, people watch, and take pictures.
The ducks were everywhere and they were so cute. This is us taking a selfie with them.
There is no them without us.
I’ve enjoyed hanging out with the family. It gave us a chance to reconnect a bit and just be silly. We hadn’t done that in a while.
I’m headed to Memphis, TN to hang out with St. Jude. Stay tune.