We went to the park with Bry on Monday. It was a bit crowded since the public school let out but we found a place to enjoy. The kids started off playing frisbee with Bry in the grassy area. And then chasing the spray from the sprinklers that were being worked on. When there was a space to sit at the tables by the splash pad we had a water balloon fight, which was mostly the kids throwing them at Bry. He was soaked by the time we left.
Tuesday we went to the park again, because the day before was such fun. It's not the same when Bry isn't with us because he runs around with the kids and gets all silly and fun.
We were hoping that the kids' new friends would be able to meet up with us but they had errands to run.
We blew up water balloons and shared them with some other children.
The girls played Monster high dolls with another little girl. Decklin was not in the mood to share so he packed up his toys and decided to play on the play structures instead and ran around with a crew of younger kids who was enjoying doing that with him. Ember and I read her new set My Little Pony books that had been delivered as we had been walking out the door. And she even got in the water spray of the splash pad, which she usually doesn't like doing very much.
After the park we went to the store and picked up inexpensive water guns and more water balloons and some bubbles for our next park trip. And then we stopped for burgers and fries.
Wednesday Decklin, Ember and I had such a wonderful time together.
Decklin and I played Lego Batman on the Wii. I read to them. Ember picked her new Little Pony books and Decklin his Batman books. They watched and talked with me while we played Plants vs Zombies on my Iphone.
Decklin asked me how helicopters take off, if it was like planes or no. I asked if he wanted to see some videos of helicopters. He did, and he and Ember sat with me on the couch to watch. That led to us watching some fighter planes doing tricks. When he was done he said so he had enough. Then he sat and played with some toy helicopters and planes on the floor.
We played some new board games we received yesterday, Hiss and Go away Monster.
We blew up huge green balloons. Decklin and I went upstairs and hit the balloon back and fourth over my bed, sorta like volleyball. His balloon ended up popping so he blew up another using the air pump.
We did a messy plaster craft which led all the kids and I to have a plaster and water fight in the back yard. I made Popcorn and we watched some episodes of Raising Hope, which was the kids choice. They think the Grandmom and baby are so funny.
We watched So You Think You Can Dance and ate a big tray of nachos.
When Decklin was ready to get in bed, him and Ember got in my bed and we watched some Batman on The hub.
The older girls spend a lot of time in the loft playing Monster High Dolls. They are really into these dolls very much at this point in time. They got a few last year around birthday's and holidays and played with them a bit. Recently they rekindled their interest in them. I found them some episodes of their show to watch and saved the page on their kindles in case they had an interest. I went to our local toy store and found a few of the dolls that they didn't have that were being sold for crazy prices online. So I grabbed them up. We added the ebay app to their kindles so they can window shop for good deals on the dolls. They have about 14 of these dolls now.
They decided to collectively save up their spending money allowance to buy more dolls, taking turns between them on who gets which doll.
They use Amazon to look over the dolls, read reviews, and to keep track of the prices.
Today we did end up going to the park. It was so hot!
We met the kids' new friends for a few hours of play. And they all had a nice time together. Except little Ember who was not enjoying herself quite as much. She got much happier once water guns came out. She wanted to swing and slide so badly but everything was very hot and not usable.
I had to deal with some bullying issues from two older girls directing them at my son. My son was like, Mom that was awesome you sticking up for me like that!
We went to run some errands after. I am so wiped out from the heat. This old gray mare she ain't what she used to be. The sun and heat suck the life right out of me.
The rest of the day will be some relaxing and my going to bed early I hope.