Friday, August 29, 2014

End of Summer Fun

So I've mentioned on here that we haven't hardly done anything fun all summer, other than our usual 3 or so trips to Crescent Bar and a little camping that got cut short due to extremely hot weather and heat related illness (Kayley), but last week Paul took Thursday and Friday off and we finally got out and did some fun things.

On Thursday we took the girls out to lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory and then to the Pacific Science Center.  They had an awesome butterfly exhibit, and we saw a cool 3D IMAX film about lemurs in Madagascar.

The girls ordered these Cotton Candy Limeade drinks.  They ate the cotton candy but didn't like the actual drink.  Total waste of $2.75 (x 2)!

On Friday we rented kayaks and paddled around Lake Washington near the UW.  It was so fun.  Paul and I had done it before when I was pregnant with the girls and I'd been wanting to do it again for a few years now so we did.  The girls love it, too.

Last night they had an outdoor showing of Frozen at a neighborhood park.  We brought chairs and blankets and popcorn and had a great time watching the movie outside on a giant screen.

Today is my last non-work day, (not counting the long weekend, of course) before school starts.  We should be doing something fun but instead the girls are at a friend's (not that that's not fun for them, of course) and I'm catching up on housework.  We still might get out later today, though.  We'll see.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Vacation Weeks 5-7

This has been kind of a weird summer.  Here we are 8 weeks in and I have yet to DO anything with the girls, like the spray park or a beach or whatever.  Every single one of my 2 days off per week have been spent either packing to go somewhere or already being somewhere (that, of course, counts as doing something but I just mean I have yet to take them anywhere while we're home, other than going out for frozen yogurt after their dance camp performance), with the exception of week 2 when I had a bad cold and couldn't go anywhere.  Tomorrow and Friday will be the first time all summer that I can finally take them somewhere!  I don't know what we're going to do but I'm just glad we can finally do something!

Week 5

The girls had Frozen Dance Camp.  The girls danced to some of the songs from Frozen, made a cape and a tiara, and listened to the Frozen story (as if they didn't already know it like the back of their hand!).  They had an awesome time and my super sweet friend/neighbor volunteered not only to drive them to and from, since I'd be at work, but also to keep them the rest of the day until Paul got home!  She did that Monday through Wednesday and then I was off on Thursday, which was the last day and they did a little performance for all the parents so I was able to go to that.  They had 3 friends that were in the camp with them.  The one whose mother drove them, and then their other good friends down the street (sisters).  We all went out for frozen yogurt after the performance (see, I guess we did go somewhere!).

Kayley and friend Savannah

Olivia with friends Emma (next to her) and Abby (in background).  Emma and Abby are sisters and live 3 doors down from us.

Kayley, Olivia and Savannah

Controlled Chaos

Week 6

Grandma and Grandpa picked up the girls on Sunday evening and took them to Crescent Bar for the week!  Paul and I were alone until Thursday.  It was nice being able to get ready for work in the morning without having to deal with anyone else and coming home to a quiet house and having a quite dinner.  Wednesday night we had a date night at a pizza place, then Thursday we went out for breakfast before heading to Crescent Bar, stopping at a winery for wine tasting on the way.  We stayed at Crescent Bar until Sunday, then went camping at Lincoln Rock State Park.

We were supposed to say two nights, but Kayley ended up with a touch of heat exhaustion so we ended up going back to Crescent Bar on Monday night so we could have A/C.  We tried spending the day at Lake Chelan but no one was having any fun because of her not feeling well.

Olivia with some friends they made at Crescent Bar

Kayley and our campsite

Olivia decided to take all her clothes out of her suitcase and put them on the clothesline intended for wet towels and bathing suits

The girls doing "photo bombs"

Columbia River at Lincoln Rock State Park

Lake Chelan


Week 7

We got home from Crescent Bar/Lincoln Rock on Tuesday and Paul had the rest of the week off while I returned to work Wednesday through Friday.  He took the girls to the free movie on Thursday (The Smurfs) then Olivia got sick Thursday night so they stayed home on Friday.  We were supposed to go to Lake Tapps for the day with some friends on Saturday but Olivia was still a bit under the weather so instead Paul and Kayley went to our friends' house and I stayed home with Olivia.  She got to feeling better so we went out to dinner at the local Mexican restaurant and then got pedicures.  That didn't go over well with Kayley, as they have both really been wanting to get them so she was very upset that Olivia got one and she didn't.  Duh.  That was stupid of me, but if had taken them at the same time one of them wouldn't have gotten a kid chair because the salon only has one.  I guess one of them would have just had to wait until the other one was finished.  Anyway, now I have to take Kayley soon and she wants me to get one with her but I don't want to pay for another one so soon but she doesn't want to wait so I might just take her and then just get my polish changed and not do the whole shebang.

4 more weeks until school starts!