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Saturday fun July 1, 2012

Max recently asked Ronnie if we had to work the next day, which would be Saturday.  Ronnie told him no – we all get to spend the day together on Saturday.

Max gave an exasperated sigh.  “When you don’t have to go to work, all you do is work anyway.  And it’s no fun.  And it’s BORING!”

We thought about it, and the truth is we usually do have some kind of project going on the weekends.  So this Saturday, we made it a point not to do anything productive.  I had a few activities lined up for the kids.

First, we painted.  Kendra was especially wanting to paint after I brought a painting home that I did the other night at a friend’s house.  She wanted to paint a beach sunset just like I did.  So we spread all our supplies out on the living room floor (it’s over 100 degrees outside!) and we painted.

Kendra’s sunset at the beach. She did a great job!

Max’s airplane and sunshine.

Max’s zoo. There’s a lion by the tree, a giraffe, an elephant, a penguin, and a bird wearing sunglasses. I love this!

I played along, too.

Then, after lunch, I told them to put their swim suits on for a surprise.  I remember doing this when I was a kid.  It was one of my favorite things to do.  I put the water sprinkler under the trampoline and let them jump and play in their swim suits.  They had a blast!

Of course they bounced on their giant balls, too!

It’s hard to get good pictures when they’re bouncing so much!

Since we spent the day at home, I took the opportunity to get a few pictures around the yard too.

Boy is it hard to get a picture of a chicken. They are constantly on the move! And since I’m petrified of them, I can’t get too close. Yes, getting this picture was an ordeal.

Our goats act just like puppies. They are so sweet!

Oops! Too close, little goat!

Stretched out in the shade on a very hot day.

I ate the first cherry tomato the other day. Delicious!

And the regular tomatoes will be ready soon. I can not wait!

After naps, we went to a Fourth of July cook-out at Grandmom’s house.  It was the perfect finish to a great day.

At their house, we caught 150 lightning bugs to take home to Max’s frogs.

Overall, I’d say it was a pretty good Saturday.  But, more importantly, the kiddos thought it was!


17 Responses to “Saturday fun”

  1. Looks like a fabulous day and the painting are fabulous!

    • mandyholbert Says:

      Thanks! I was really proud of the good job the kids did on this. They had so much patience waiting for their layers of paint to dry. Not too bad for 5 and 7 years old! Thanks for reading!

  2. MaryAnn Says:

    Another wondeful adventure…. Thanks for taking me along with you in my mind. Photos are great and the kids did outstanding on their paintings!! Good job Mandy!

  3. sherbear64 Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day to me! Loved the paintings! 🙂

  4. mitman64 Says:

    They”ll probably remember this forever

  5. Victoria Says:

    Exceptional! Love the kids’ artwork!

  6. Jessie Clemence Says:

    What fun! I love your chicken picture.

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  8. Teresa Cleveland Wendel Says:

    Oh, for a Saturday like that! But it does give me inspiration.
    I LOVED the paintings.

    • I love the colorful art work and your photos! My son has similar issues with weekends! Sometimes there are things that have to get done, but we try to always have a bit of fun to recover from the week!
      Blessings to you and yours!

      • mandyholbert Says:

        Thanks so much! It is hard to please everyone, that’s for sure. The kids just don’t understand all the things that have to get done. But, we do try to make sure it’s not all work and no play. Thanks for reading!

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