Sorry it's been so long, you see, I've been kidnapped...by my kiddos. I committed to them that I would do my very best to spend time with them over the summer. We made a bucket list of fun summer activities and I can proudly say that as of day 51, we have been able to cross off one item for every day of summer. You can read more about our summer bucket list here, I wrote an article about it for the Jacksonville Mom's Blog. At times it has been a bit stressful, realizing at 8:00 at night that I have yet to do anything fun with my kids that day but it forces me to stop what I am doing and spend some quality time with them. I wish I was one of those moms who always naturally spends quality time with my kids every minute of the day but I admit, sometimes I put other things first. They don't complain, they have their own activities to keep them occupied but knowing that I made this commitment to them has made me make them a priority for the 70 or so days that is summer vacation.
It's funny to hear what their favorite activity has been so far. We've done things like zip-lining, attend a major-league baseball game, white-water rafting, snorkeling. But they both agree that when I served them breakfast in bed, that was their favorite. It was such an easy thing to do and when I posted pictures of it on Facebook it got a crazy amount of responses so I thought I would post it here in case anyone would like to use it.
The night before, I attached these room-service tags to their door and told them to make sure to fill it out before they went to bed. Of course when I made the tags, I only put items on there that I had in my pantry so I didn't have to make a special trip to the store. I just love that something so simple brought them so much joy.
9 Holes with Preston from Wendy Updegraff on Vimeo.