Spring Break Day 3: Pool Party

Table for 7, please!

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Spring Break Day 1: Bowling

Monday morning was rainy and nasty.  It was perfect weather for an indoor activity.  Since the boys had so much fun bowling at T-bone’s birthday party, Steph and I decided to take them back to the bowling alley.  Little did we know that Monday mornings are reserved for senior citizen bowling leagues…  We arrived at 10:30AM (soggy from our run through the sideways rain) to find every single lane occupied by the 65 and up crowd.  The rowdiest award went to the Red Hat ladies.  They know how to cheer, let me tell you!

We had to wait about 20 minutes for a lane so we let the boys play around in the arcade for a while. Isn’t the paneling lovely?  It felt like 1982 in there…

When our lane opened up we bowled as quickly as we could with 4 young boys who were getting hungry for lunch.  It was a lot of fun!

After we’d finished our 10 rounds, we turned in our shoes and headed for the car.  Luckily, the rain had stopped by the time we left.  We picked up some Happy Meals on our way back home.  Steph had an appointment with her attorney at 1 PM so I took her boys with me.

And then I proceeded to spend the rest of the day saturated in drama to the tune of Steph moving her things out of her house while she takes up temporary residence with her dad…  But that’s a story for another day.

More shenanigans are planned for Tuesday!

Spring Break

I gotta keep the kids entertained. It’s Spring Break this week and I’m looking at it as boot camp for summer vacation which is right around the corner. Granted, Wildman is only in preschool on MWF mornings. Spring Break shouldn’t be a big deal but you’d be amazed at how preschool has become an integral part of our lives. Not having it for a week is going to throw us all for a loop. Wildman looks forward to attending and I must admit that I look forward to a bit of a break on preschool days…

Here are a few activities I have planned:

  • Using spray bottles filled with colored water to create spray art on a white piece of poster board
  • Dragging my mom to Orlando on Tuesday to go to IKEA and the outlet mall. It depends on her work schedule but I’m hopeful that she’ll be able to take off.
  • Painting ceramic figurines (train and fish)
  • Learning about sun bleaching by placing several items on a piece of construction paper and leaving it out in the sun for an hour.

  • Activity sheets from a preschool workbook
  • Putting a Diego jigsaw puzzle together
  • Splashing in kiddie pools in the backyard
  • If I’m really desperate, we might make cookies.
  • Library story time on Thursday morning followed by a playdate/lunch at our house
  • Day Out with Thomas on Friday!

(Notice the really crappy Photoshop job of the Thomas face on the train…)

Wildman loves trains, train tracks, train DVDs and train tables. Day Out with Thomas should be right up his alley! We’ll meet Sir Topham Hatt, take a 25-minute ride on Thomas, build stuff with Lego bricks, and more. The only thing that sucks is we have to drive 2 hours to get to the train park! Oh, well. It’ll be well worth the hike to get there. I better get the camera card cleared out in preparation for some cute pics.