We had a busy week. Ben was out of town all week, so the kiddos and I had a lot of time to fill. Thankfully, most everything we've done so far this summer has been free or super duper cheap, so we had a little money left in the budget this month to actually spend!
Harris participated in a Music and Drama camp this week with Quinn at a local church. He had a BLAST. His favorite part of camp, by far, was listening to the daily performances by local musicians. They heard a pianist, a bassist (actually, the guy played the double bass, which, according to Harris, is only the biggest bass in the world!), an electric guitarist, and a small band. By small band, I mean the bassist, pianist, and electric guitarist played together, but Harris thought it was the most awesome thing in the whole world. He's easy to please.
So...Harry at Music Camp every morning left just us girls to goof around.
Per our Monday tradition, we headed to the library for story time. This week's theme was "space," and Babe had a great time. We're still reading as many "Magic Tree House" books as we can get our hands on and are absolutely loving it! Our goal during the summer (and especially during this week when Ben was gone!) is to engage in some kind of morning activity, come home for lunch and rest time, and spend our afternoons doing a couple of workbook pages, playing wii, and enjoying each other's company. The kids are having tons of fun with the workbook pages. I love me a good a workbook!!!
On Tuesday, we dropped Harry off at camp and headed to the theater to see "Puss in Boots." Babe and Payton had a great time watching the movie, eating snacks, getting Twizzlers from DiDi, and dancing in front of the screen once the movie ended.
Wednesday was our big day. With Harris gone for the morning, I took the girls to Belle Nails (my favorite place ever!) where Hadley and me both got pedicures. Babe LOVED it. I'm pretty sure I was a senior (maybe a junior) in high school before I ever even visited a nail salon. My sweet girl is four. I'm still not too sure what I think about that.
She had a great time, though, and was very polite. She chose pink (and glitter!) for both her toes and her fingers. I can't believe how big she's getting!
As a special treat for the kids, I let them skip "room time" on Wednesday! We picked up Harris from camp, headed out to Big M for lunch, and then ventured to the mall to see "Madagascar 3." I figured we all deserved something special after making it half the week on our own! :)
Babe, Emmy, and I laid low on Thursday morning. After our morning viewing of Pocoyo, we headed to the gym after dropping Harry off and then stuck around the house until it was time to pick him up.
We did run a few errands, including checking out the new store "Five Below." If you haven't been there, go. Everything is five dollars or less. Everything is also brand name. I feel sorry for the Dollar Tree that shares the same shopping center. We also headed over to Auntie's to hang with all her dogs for a little bit while she's on vacation. Good day.
Harris had his last morning of Music Camp today. Daddy made it home around 9:30 this morning, so we spent the day playing and loving on him! He had to work this evening (boo!), but Granti, Hadley, Emmy, and me had the honor of attending the Music and Drama Camp Finale Show tonight. Harris was a lion in the musical version of "Daniel and the Lions' Den."
He sang so well. He told me the other day that today was "going to be my lucky day" because I was going to get to see him "sing on stage." He also told me that if there was a singing concert that was also a competition, he would definitely win...as long as they played a song he knew.
I'm very thankful that this kid is so go-with-the-flow. She's made the Summer of Fun so easy and I absolutely love her for that.
I love my job. :)