The first full week of summer break is coming to a close so I thought I’d give y’all an update on our summer of fun.
Sundays are already busy, with the day half gone by the time we get home from 11:30 Mass, plus John and I have a standing meeting on Sunday afternoons, so Sunday is getting no additional fun. Sorry, kids!
Monday was Memorial Day, so we had a cookout.
Even though we already had an appointment with an oral surgeon Tuesday morning, and I was getting my hair cut in the afternoon, I kept my promise of having some fun, which the kids are already beginning to count on! Since the oral surgeon is in Oak Ridge, we made a stop at the University of Tennessee Arboretum just down the road, a place I have had on my list for a long time. There are specimen gardens and many short and easy nature trails.
The kids especially enjoyed that many trees were marked by type so that we learned to identify a few of them. They also learned about chestnut blight, which upset William very much.
Wednesday we have a standing morning appointment. I decided we would do a few things in the area in which we would be as a result. So we went to the closest Goodwill, one of their favorite things to do. We followed that up with a trip to McKay’s, the used book store. Then on the way home we made another ice cream stop–along with running a few errands. The deal is, we do one fun thing and one chore each time.
This was not a typical week, because Thursday John and I left for Washington, D.C. to attend his 30 year reunion at Georgetown University. So the rest of this week is devoted to us having fun (and I promise we are!). But the kids are already asking what we will be doing next week. Stay tuned!