Monday, August 13, 2012

An ordinary life

Things have been quiet lately. But good quiet - the kind of quiet you hope for in life. The boys and I have been keeping busy during the course of the days in our fantastically ordinary life.

We try to get outside as much as we can. The play set at the local elementary school is a favorite spot.
When Noah takes his morning naps, Matthew decorates our driveway.
We've been inside a lot lately though - it's just been so oppressively hot and humid. The boys don't mind so much - seeing as we live in a Toys R Us and all.
Coloring has become a team sport now that Noah kinda sorta knows the deal (although he tends to lunge towards Matthew's book and will randomly steal all the crayons and run around the room like the little thief he is).
Noah is still very much into climbing and acting like it's totally normal to sit in the train table.
When we get too-hot-to-play-outside-cabin-fever, we take little road trips. On one such trip Matthew and I introduced Noah to the wonder that is Stew Leonard's (they were both quite intrigued with the Dairy Land Band).
We've been to the local mall quite a bit. There's a dollar store that Matthew thinks is the greatest and a Sbarro pizza place that makes for kid-friendly afternoons.
Sometimes we'll venture out to malls further away - and sometimes we bring guests.
Matthew likes to do little projects when we're at home - last week we melted leftover white chocolate from July 4th and made bunny pops.
Weekends have been running errands, lunches out, and hanging out at home doing the things that need to be done. The big excitement this weekend - hosting a tag sale and washing the car. Doesn't get better than that.
As our summer winds down we're going to head to our favorite vacation spot - Lake George. We've already gone back-to-school shopping, and Matthew is super excited for Pre-K. I'm ready for pumpkins, long sleeves and apple cider. Noah is no fan of the heat (that kid sweats like it's his job!), so we're all pretty much ready for the fall! We can be ordinary in the chilly weather too.


Masshole Mommy said...

Haha - that sounds like a PERFECT summer. Just doing regular, everyday things like that. My kids LOVE to wash my car, so it's been super clean and sparkly for about 2 months now. It's a win/win!

~Dawn~ said...

I am so envious of your summer. It sounds so pleasant - fun, but relaxed. We have done many fun things this summer, too, but it always seems so on-the-go and chaotic all the time, too many things going on. I'm so ready for fall, too!

Mama Hen said...

We really like getting outside, but I think it has been so humid and hot. We have been going out later in the day. Stews is always a fun place to go. We have one near us. I like the singing fruit! Ha! I hope you ahve a great day!

Mama Hen

Cole said...

Your ordinary sounds pretty great! I'm not ready for fall *quite* yet, though - we're headed on a beach vacation next week!