I am loving summer so far.
Today is what I would call our first day of real summer vacation. We have no plans to go anywhere or do anything and I can't tell you how great that feels!
This morning I got to enjoy listening to the kids play "camping". I zipped two sleeping bags together so they could all fit in them together. I wish I had my camera because it was quite a sight! I loved hearing them start giving each other "roles"...you know, who's the mom, the dad, etc. So Hayden ended up being the dad, Maurah was the mom and then I heard Cole say, "Alright, fine! But DON'T call me daughter because I am a son, NOT a daughter...got it?" To which the girls replied, "Okay, okay!" It cracked me up. While Hayden is happy as can be to be the dad, Cole would rather die than play a girl's part. Isn't it so funny how quickly that changes from age 3 to 5?
All of the sudden then, they all got busy building puzzles. Two of my favorite things ever for kids to do: ride bikes and build puzzles. So they get the puzzle all over the floor and I listen to Cole teaching the girls to build the outside of the puzzle first. "See how this piece has a line on it? And this one doesn't? You want the pieces with the lines first, hun." I love listening to them when they work together! Is there anything better than some love and teamwork between your kids?!?
We are all working toward having a good week this week so that on Friday (Jake's day off) we can go to the Madison Zoo for our first time. I really hope we have a good week because my favorite thing ever to do with the kids is go to the zoo! I really don't want to miss out on this trip! I'm sure I'll have tons of photos to post too. :)
I leave you with this photo of Hayden walking out of her class at Adventure Camp last week. She saw me with my camera and immediately struck a pose...what a diva! :)