Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bored

I'd like to say that I get bored, but I really don't have time. Megan, on the other hand, gets bored rather easily. But isn't that what summer is all about...actually slowing down enough to get bored? Isn't boredom (or a lack of entertainment) where creativity originates? Isn't that the mother of invention? No? Well, it could be.

Megan has a "busy personality" and comes by it honestly. My dad and sister, Tracy, are admittedly happiest when they're busy. I, on the other hand, love down time and a delicate balance of busyness and down time are required to keep me happy (and sane).

Daily, without fail, Megan asks what we're doing. So, I've made the kids the activities director and they come up with things for us to do instead of it being my responsibility.

They've also been responsible for at least one meal a week and I'm really, really liking that.

Matt and Megan making a taco dinner....


Megan and I went to a hotel one night last week to have some uninterrupted scrapbooking time together. A few people have asked why we went to a hotel 10 minutes away to do scrapbooking...none of them have toddlers.

My goal was to spend time with Megan and to finish Miyah's lifebook which has been 2 1/2 years in the making. I'm so happy to say that it's nearly completed with just a few finishing touches. Then it's on to Mei Lin's lifebook.

Megan's also babysitting for a friend a couple days a week, helps me a great deal, hangs out with friends, reads, emails, scrapbooks, and makes bracelets.

Matt's been busy with work, some mowing jobs, and spending time with friends. He had a tough decision to make last week and ultimately decided to quit football so he could keep his job. His job was conflicting with practices and he realized he couldn't do both. He really likes his job and football was losing some of it's joy. I hardly know what I'll do with my free Friday nights now! AND the $500 football fee we won't need to pay. Pat quickly declared the money spent before I got any ideas.


The little ones are keeping busy with
getting messy.....

playing in the sand box (sifting confetti).....

Recording memories.....
(our future cinematographer can shoot with both eyes shut)Playing (in the beans) for hours (when it's too hot outside)...

Playing in the pool.....
Piggy back rides from big brother.....

Laughing .....
Staying cool....
Hanging out....
or doing rolls off the sofa......
Relaxing....

Enjoying the night life.....(The girls run and squeal all night with their flashlights)


Summer is for just being happy!Happy Summer, Everyone!!

3 incredible comments!:

Amy said...

Great pictures & super ideas! I love the bean idea! I also love the hotel idea...I think I will take Nicole some place. Happy Summer!

Kayce said...

What fun pictures! Sounds like you all are having a fantastic summer.

Terri said...

Beans! What fun.