+ We have spent a lot of time swimming in our pool with friends and sometimes even just the three of us until Brandon gets home and joins us.
+ And speaking of swimming, we had Knox's second birthday party at our house and that was so much fun celebrating our precious little guy.
+ We have hung out with friends at local indoor play places to beat the heat; it was already upwards of 100* here and I just cannot with that in June. Usually we don't get heat like that until at least late in the month and into July. I've lived here my entire life and every year I'm just shocked by just how hot (and humid) it gets in the summer.
+ We have visited Brandon's office to see him and have lunch together, which the boys loved "helping Daddy sell money." ;)
+ We have had family game nights and family movie nights with popcorn, of course!, and so far Knox is the winner of Candyland, much to Walker's chagrin.
+ I had a fun night out celebrating a girlfriend's birthday, and it was so nice to not be "Mommy" but "Brittany" for about 16 hours!
+ I kept a girlfriend's boys while she had a doctor's appointment and whew, let me just say that I have major respect for those of you with four (or more!) children. I was ready for a nap after having all four boys, ages 4, 3 and two 2-year-olds.
+ We visited the local humane society to see the animals and see what items they could use for a donation. Part of our summer bucket list (more on that later!) is to donate items like cat litter, food, etc. to our humane society.
+ We have gone on fun little outings, like to Steel City Pops for a gourmet popsicle; to Trader Joe's and let them push their own buggies across the store; and to my in-laws' to play.
+ Next week, Walker's going to a little STEM camp all about LEGOs; the next week, both boys have swimming lessons; and the next week, they'll head down to my parents' house for a week spent with grandparents and VBS at my parents' church. :) Lots of fun packed into this month for them, and for us, too: my sister-in-law's baby shower, a night out to see the Rangers play baseball, and hopefully we'll sneak in a date night before July gets here, but we shall see.
+ And in reference to our Summer Bucket List, I decided the boys were at a good age to do one this year. I've never been a huge fan of them for whatever reason, but I thought it was a good marker for the boys to get to do some fun things they want to do and also some educational things snuck in there that are fun, too. I let them (Walker, really...Knox had no clue, ha!) tell me what they wanted to do and I added my touch on it, too. So here's what's on our 2018 Summer Bucket List:
- Wash Mommy and Daddy's cars (Walker)
- Play with toys with Mommy (Walker)
- Look at toys at Toys 'R' Us (Walker)
- Make cookies with Mommy and Knox (Walker)
- Movie night with popcorn (Walker) -- check!
- Go see a movie at the theater (Walker)
- Make homemade popsicles (me)
- Take a donation to the local humane society (me)
- Take a meal to a friend (me)
- Memorize a Bible verse (me)
- Make homemade Play-Dough (Walker)
If y'all have any fun, simple little things to add that you're doing, please let me know in the comments! I'm open for any ideas! :)