In light of the economy this year we decided to have our first ever staycation. You guessed it we stayed home and did things around our home that we don’t always have time to enjoy. We started out with making breakfast menus for the kids. The had the option of choosing their breakfast for the day. I tried to make it easy by asking if they wanted orange juice or milk, cinnamon roll or muffin, dippy eggs or scrambled, bacon or sausage that kind of thing. If we had pancakes they still were able to choose some of the pre-made sides. That was a huge success! they loved the options and it was easier for me because I froze the cinnamon rolls and made a big batch of muffin mix the week before. I think I am going to try something similiar when school starts.
Anyway, we had a great time. We put each days itinerary in a sealed envelope and then opened it when we were in the car so, each day was a complete surprise. As you might guess, some of our children had a very hard time with unplanned family time but, I believe they still need to be exposed to some “controlled” spotaneity. This teaches them that they are okay even when they don’t know what is going to happen next. These pictures are backward ( one day I will figure out how to put them in order)… Day 4
Happy 17th Birthday, Kodey! Unbelieveable! My little girl is 17!!! Singing happy birthday with Twinkie and Cupckaes as the cake.
we have no pictures for…the camera died. we went to Pier 49 pizza and saw Monsters Vs. Aliens at the dollar theater.
Watch for day 5 and 6 coming soon.
So far a family of 16 – 1 (Josh is on a 50 mile hike this week) with all of these activities= about $170 vacation….about $10.50 a person! Now that’s what I call a great vacation! Hmmm….I wonder if I can do it for cheaper next year? Let the planning begin…