Thought I would do a photo drop with what we have been doing. For those who care, I post a daily photo on my Instagram account, using the hashtag #CGis33. Look it up!
So in no particular order.... We have been to the zoo twice so far. First time Seb and I went after dropping the older 2 at camp. Then I took the older 2 when Seb was at school. Seb always loves it, but the older 2 really enjoyed it as well. In the summer, they open at 9am, so we try and get there for just after that. This normally means that most of the animals are active. With all our visits so far this year, we have paid for our yearly membership, and some!
Carrowinds, a local theme park, for exclusive use for BMW employees. Although our boys are still a little small for the roller coasters, they took full advantage of Snoopy Land, where they rode pretty much everything over the course of the day. We also utilized the water park. We put most of our stuff, other than shoes and googles in lockers. We left these under a lounger by one of the kids pools. The boys had fun in the wave pools and lazy river. Unfortunately someone stole Isaacs shoes and all the googles, which put a bit of a dampener on our day. BMW organized food in the form of buffet lunch, but the queues were horrendous, and nothing really to our boys palate. They ate cookies and crisps......It was a good day out, better that we didn't have to pay for it too!!!! We would not have gone if we had to pay for it.....
As well as our trips out, of which there have not been many, we have been doing very mundane stuff too. Given that Seb is still in school in the mornings, it gives Isaac and Oliver the chance to do things that are more appropriate for them. Finding things for all 3 of them at the same time is HARD, and they are not even that different in age. Thank goodness for the community pool. We tend to be there at least every other afternoon, when the weather allows us!
So mundane things....... Oliver and Isaac have both been shown/ taught how to do the dishes. Since Isaac was a baby, we have always had a dishwasher, and they will probably grow up knowing no different. Unlike me! I don't think we got one till I was about 12, and even after I moved out, my mum didn't get one.... My dad is a different story however!
They have had fun baking cakes, making jelly and making freezer pops. Isaac has also been a resident bug catcher. So far we have kept cabbage white caterpillars and tomato horned caterpillars (I think thats what they were called). The last ones grew to over 10cm. We had to let them go. They were just too big. I was having to take tomato leaves off my plants twice a day to keep up with their appetites.
We also had 4th July the weekend just gone. Because it was on a saturday, Paul had the Friday off. 3 day weekends rock! Especially when all 3 kids are home!!!!!
We enjoyed a nice weekend at home, watching the neighbors fireworks. It was great. Even got the boys to watch Independence Day, so they can know the real reason why America celebrates the holiday (thats a joke....). They really enjoyed it. We stayed home all weekend, as we are off to Florida this weekend, for our holiday of beach and pool, beach and pool, restaurant, cocktail, beach pool, donuts, tacos and all the other great things about holidays............