Our cold season is sneaking upon us. Okay, so truth be told...it is here. Sigh. I am never quite ready for it.
I'm a much better mom in the summer. We play outside all day. Spend more time at the park then we do at home. Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, and snow cones. Make cucumber boats, go to the range, feed the ducks, plant a garden, eat corn on the cob, play in the sprinklers, get great suntans (if you're Connor and Meg.) And did I mention, play play play?
And then the cold front hits and I do not know what to do with these children of mine. I have a tough time being inside so long. For one, I see all the things that should/could be done and then ignore my kids to do them. And then, rather then so many fruits and veggies we tend to eat things like this:And rather than play, play, play and have a great time, my kids get naughty, naughty, naughty.
Friday we made picture frames with tongue depressors and the kids had a great time. So did their mom in fact. I guess in the winter time it is all about planning and following through with fun activities. Fun doesn't just find us, we have to find it.
So, I have seen some blogs that each Monday they post their menus for the week, sometimes the over achievers even post the recipes. So, I decided that on Mondays I am going to post my recipes for a fun filled week. I am going to attempt to come up with a few things that I can do with my kiddos each day to ensure lots more fun and a lot less fuss! Some days we will do crafts or activities, some days it may be as simple as taking the time to look at their scrapbooks together. But at least everyday it will be something!
One thing that I am happy about and looking forward to...Soup Season! We ate this taco soup for dinner last night and it made everyone's tummy warm and happy. And it may just promote a little of THIS!
So, I have already missed posting all our fun for this week on Monday so I'll do it today.
Go to the park (It's a beautiful day and we MUST take advantage of it!)
Make yummy treat plates to take to some friends. Inspired HERE.
Play Don't Eat Pete
Jump on the tramp together. (it's supposed to be nice still. Let's hope so!)
Paint finger nails. (Connor's will probably get painted too! Sorry Kendon. It's wintertime. We'll just do his toes. He wears tennis shoes. No one will ever know! Wanna read something funny? Go HERE.)
And then I must pack. Back to Boise I go. At least this time I get to go alone. I'm hoping. If I can get it all worked out. Wish me luck. Cross your fingers. Say a prayer!
Kids will go to Gma and Gpa Jensen's.