Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Camp Yardsofun: Day 5

We mostly had fun on our last & final day of Camp Yards-o-fun. We slept in because Daddy had the day off of work & we had a big lunch outside on our table. It's so nice to eat outside in the sunshine! The yard looked so nice & clean. It was WONDERFUL!

After lunch I took the kiddos inside to do a craft: fingerprint flowers. We just made flowers by letting the kids stamp their thumbs on construction paper. They loved it! Taya even did a great job all by herself.

Then we put the fingerprint flowers in a vase on the table outside. Cadence was especially proud of the purple tulip she made with LOTS of fingerprints. They turned out really cute & made an adorable centerpiece.

Then Daddy whipped out the trusty lawnmower & let the girls have a push. They loved that! And the yard looked GORGEOUS once the lawn was mowed. We weed-eated the edges & together we moved the swingset to the other side of the yard for a change of scenery. It looked perfect.

After mowing the lawn I gave the kids their treat for the day. "Thank you for helping with the yard this week. You definitely have a 'green thumb!'" They got little fun dips with green candy sticks inside (green thumb. . . get it? ha ha ha)

All the work we did this week really paid off. Look how beautiful our back yard looks now!

We promised the kids they could do the slip'n'slide for a job well done, but it was still a little chilly to do it outside, so we decided to take them to the indoor swimming pool instead. But I had to get a picture of all four of them together outside in their swim suits. Aren't they adorable? I actually found MATCHING swim suits in London for SUPER CHEAP. I only paid 4 Pounds per suit. I couldn't NOT buy them.

We took them to Cascade Pool in Bitburg. Swimming here is fairly expensive for a family of 6, so we don't do it very often, but we love it when we get the chance to go. The kids LOVE it.

Taya & Bladen hang out with me in the kiddie area. I love the kiddie pools. They're not deep at all, but they have slides & toys & all sorts of things for babies there. Cadence & Lorien actually swim alright so they go in the big pools with Daddy. They also got brave this time & went down the huge black water slide ALONE! I can't wait to be in Monterey & have swimming access everywhere. They need to get into some lessons so they can be great swimmers. They'll love it.

1 comment:

  1. You said it was to cold to have the slip and slide outside so I though you were going to bring it inside. That I wanted to see.
    What fun kids and a great time.