Friday, July 22, 2016

Keeping Up With...Family (Weekly Wrap 7/8 - 7/14)

We did a little bit of everything this week.  It's interesting when I read back over the week how varied a week can be.  Sometimes I feel like we do the same thing over and over, but we really are able to do quite a bit.  Here's what we've been up to this week.

Friday (7/8) we were still struggling to find our groove after all the late nights last weekend & the holiday on Monday.  We decided to head to McDonald's (with a Play Place) for lunch after my Zumba class.  The boys had been asking to do this for weeks so it seemed like a good day to do it.  We had lunch there & they played for a while then we headed home to relax and regroup for the upcoming week.
Saturday (7/9) we had our plans derailed by a slight stomach bug that came thru the house.  We decided it was better to stay home and keep our germs to ourselves (and not risk spreading them to others).  Instead we hung out at home and got a bunch of stuff done.  The boys also were introduced to Pokemon Go! and have been having a blast catching Pokemon ever since.
Sunday (7/10) after church in the morning we decided to head to the zoo for the day.  Our plan was to do the rides at Jungle Jack's but no one really wanted to do that.  So instead we checked out the new 4D movie theater, new play area in The Shores & went to see our favorite animal, the polar bears.  It was pretty hot but was a very nice day together.
 Monday (7/11) we had a lot of commitments so we settled for just a quick stop at the park after the gym that morning.  We had fun playing on the equipment and then went on a nature walk for about 30 minutes, trying to catch more Pokemon.  I love that this game is helping us get out and go to places we normally wouldn't.
Tuesday (7/12) we headed back to the pool for swimming lessons.  We swam for over four hours between lessons and swimming with our friends who met us there.  We were both inside and outside.  It was such a great day and we had so much fun!  Of course we were all exhausted after all that time in the pool.  We all slept well that night!
Wednesday (7/13) we went to our friends' house for a play date.  They have an awesome backyard with a pool, trampoline, swing set, sand box and a ton of open space.  The boys enjoyed running around trying everything out while I sat in the shade and caught up with my friend.  It was nice to reconnect with them, it's hard during the school year to see friends with everyone's busy schedule.
Thursday (7/14) was another day at the Y pool for us.  The boys are having so much fun swimming this summer and we are certainly getting our money's worth from our membership there.  We didn't stay as long as we did Tuesday (because I forced them to leave) but we still had a fun day.

Other than the minor stomach bug that derailed some of our weekend plans, it was another pretty amazing week.  My boys are becoming fish with all the swimming we are doing and we are all loving every minute of that!!

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