Mommy Camp kicked off this week. I decided that while we are not going to pay for camp for our 3 and 5 year-old, there was no good reason that we couldn't make a "camp" schedule for the summer. So on This week we made our calendar for the 12 weeks of summer. It's really tall, it wouldn't all fit in the picture. That way the kids can look and see when we're going to Lancaster to visit Grandma and Grandpa, when we're going to South Carolina to visit Meme and Granddaddy, and when we're going to the beach (those are generally the three questions I get asked daily). We went to two parks for picnic lunches and playdates, and we went to the zoo. We had our first piano lesson and we made string bracelets for our first craft. I am a little tired, but I have to say that it would be way worse to not really have any structure to these three birds in the nest days. Plus, "camp" only really lasts between one and three hours. Grocery store visits and life have to fit in around this stuff.
Here's our weekly schedule:
Mon: Micah work with Mommy on reading, math, writing practice/Jesse work on independent "workbook"--then switch. This day will also be a theme day. Monday was summer kick-off day, and I don't know what else we'll do (sports day, letter "c" day, water fun day . . .)
Tues: Craft, outing
Wed: Piano lesson, pool
Thurs: Mommy project (I have no idea what this means for tomorrow, maybe gardening?) with boys; playdate.
Fri: Daddy off work (most of the time, for the summer only)
So we're excited. The kids are really looking forward to "Camp Week" when I plan on setting up the tent in the yard for the week for the kids to play in. I'll have to post highlights. :)