Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Family Summer Kick Off Party

June 4, 2014
To kick off the start of summer we had a kick off summer family party. In the beginning of May we asked the girls things they might like to do this summer. We came up with a list and I made a plan to fit it all in during the summer. The nicest thing was most of the things they wanted to do are pretty having a sleep over in mom and dads room or a video game marathon. The kick off party was a blast!!

This was a book I made for our summer adventures to be able to check them off

Here are a few pages...

I also gave the girls this with a note saying, "lets have buckets of fun this summer."

We started right after quiet time and headed to the Museum of Natural Curiosity. That place is amazing! We spent two and half hours there and could of stayed way longer!!! So glad we have a pass to there. Here are just a few things we did and explored...

Stage to put on productions

Paisley liked hers backwards 

Oakley climbing every where! 

Video screens that repeat actions

Music room....bubbles come up as you push the keys

Water and wind area 

Next we got pizza for dinner and rented a movie from the red box. We thought we were getting the original Little Rascals, but I guess a new one came out. As far as the movie time went it seemed to not work out as panned. First, our popcorn maker broke then the movie kept pausing and we finally gave up. We took the movie back, put Oakley to bed, and Dave took the girls to the next activity....

Snow cones! We were going to make homemade ones, but Walmart was all out of flavors 

As usual with the first snow cone of the summer we talk about Uncle Tyler and his favorite flavors. Dave always thinks I am wrong. :) Cant wait for him to visit so we can go get snow cones together! 

Next we did some fun game. We had a blast and laughed so hard! We can't wait to do it again! 

Lunch bag toss: you had to see how many brown lunch bags filled with newspaper you could toss into the basket with a spatula in under a minute. I dominated this game!!! 

Paisley had to have her bags lined up just so.....

Speed dressing: get dressed in mom or dads clothes wearing oven mitts, fastest person wins

Paisley went first and we were laughing so hard we cried! We have a video if anyone would like to see it! 

Kylie won! She was super fast and focused :) 

Lily did pretty good, but couldn't stop laughing! 

This was supposed to be more for just the girls, but dad wanted to was quite easy for him! 

Balloon Badminton: using foam paddles keep the balloon of the ground

After giggling ourselves silly it was time for bed. We let the girls sleep on our floor of our bedroom as requested. They each got to pick a story that we all read together snuggled on the bed then tucked them all in. It was so much fun! 

I love days and activities like these with the kids. We always have such good time and get to enjoy being a parent! We are so excited for summer and all the fun we can have then end it with having this new little baby! 


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