This past week, the kids were in a morning camp at our nearby community centre. The best part for me was that it was a two-minute walk to drop them off in the morning. The best part for them was that they had three very good friends in camp with them!
I really enjoyed those two and a half hours to myself every morning. Even though a good part of it was spent on house-cleaning and boring stuff like that, I did get a few extra things accomplished, like organizing closets, etc. and running to stores all by myself (oh, the joy!). One of my purchases this week was a little face-painting kit. Now, I am by no means an artist but I also know that it doesn’t take much artistry to make kids happy with a little face-paint.
Later that day, an owl appeared at our house:
Followed by a pretty little butterfly:
The next day when friends came over, a terrifying dragon appeared:
Ah, but then some peaceful dolphins showed up:
And a few flowers too!
I had to repaint Ren’s owl face and do a new image for Claire too. They didn’t turned out as well as the others – I think I was getting sloppier with each face that I painted!
Despite near daily forecasts for rain, the weather was awesome this week. After camp, we’d either have picnic lunches or eat at one of our homes. And then the kids would just play together for hours. It was the perfect summer week.
A rare contemplative moment at the spray park:
This week coming up, we actually have no scheduled activities so far other than Kung Fu on Tuesday and Thursday. I think I’ll need to book a few appointments but for the most part, we’ll be able to just wake up each morning and decide then and there what our plans are for the day. I’m looking forward to a fun week alone with my kiddos.