This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 9 and 3 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Surviving Summer Vacation

 I haven't posted in 2 1/2 weeks but we have been a busy family! Summer vacation is in full swing here and it's a little trying with an almost-6-year-old who can't entertain himself very well. Add in a newborn who may sleep 5 hours at night, or may sleep 2 hours and that makes for a tired momma!

Bradley is a child who loves school, and loves the routine of the school day. I quickly came to the conclusion that we should replicate that at home to make the chaos of the summer a little more predictable. I love any kind of schedule being on maternity leave with a little one!

I made this loosely based on the day-to-day routine that we usually have already, but this one is obviously more structured and planned. I'm hoping to avoid the dreaded "I'm bored" by giving him a pattern that he can look forward to. I am going to print it and put it on the fridge.

There will be days of course that we are doing something else, or it's raining, or things come up but we will roll with the punches. If he wants to switch Art time with Outside time that is fine too! For the School Work slot we are going to have him work on learning things like telling time, spelling/writing, or math.

He is a very social person and since his little brother is too small to play with and there are no neighborhood kids his age, he tends to get slightly clingy to us and need us to entertain him. I started looking for things he could do this summer a few weeks ago, and I have him signed up for 3 different Vacation Bible Schools next month. I also found the summer movie schedule for the theater by us that has $1 kids movies every Tuesday and Wednesday morning!

Hopefully between VBS, movies, library trips, and our new schedule, this summer will be fun for all of us!

I will leave you with a picture of my littlest one snoozing in his rocker...


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