The morning was nice and calm with lots of free play. I like the days that start off gently. Playmobil was the first activity of the day.
Playmobil turned into Brio play. I love it when they play so nicely together. We had nearly two hours of peaceful play this morning.
We had a short break from play to eat breakfast. The kids had refried beans, chips, cherries and gingerbread tea.
All of the children then moved on to a Lego game that kept them busy until it was time for chores.
Lego alarm clock made by Tom Sawyer
The kids emptied the dishwasher, folded a load of laundry, cleaned the bathroom and put away their toys. Tim took all the trash out and cleaned the kitchen. Before chore time, he spent the morning reading and training his dog. I did laundry and swept the floors in several rooms. After chore time, we had circle time. This morning was a quick circle time. We talked about upcoming activities for the day, read several library books and did Mad Libs. Then we headed out to do two errands on the way to swimming lessons.
Learning to dive
Water safety practice
After swimming lessons, we returned home for lunch. The kids had a choice of tuna burgers or salmon burgers for lunch today. They also had spinach salad, strawberry and spinach smoothies, clementines,
By now it was close to 1 pm. The girls danced and Tom Sawyer read his book until it was time to leave for our playdate at a friend's house.
When we got to Kristie's home, Tom Sawyer disappeared to the basement to play with her oldest on the Wii. Since the rest of her kids were playing with the Wii, the girls decided to do some extra chores for Kristie. She was offering two dollars a piece, so the girls eagerly did chores for her.
We then returned home to have dinner and hurry out the door to Boomer's puppy class. We had trail mix, cucumbers, carrots, pickles and hamburger-black bean mix.
It was a great day and a great summer. We are excited to start school next week.