Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Summer Bucket List: Local Louisville Fun

We have enjoyed some good ole fashion fun around Louisville this summer. We went to see Incredibles 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3. Brighton's first movie was a huge hit and he felt so big getting to tag along with his older sister & brother.

We also took a few trips to the Louisville Zoo to see the animals. We rode the camels and enjoyed the carousel as well. The kids love being able to walk and spot the animals ahead of me. They love the butterfly garden, the giraffes, and the Lego creations.

For our grand finale of summer fun, we decided to have a camp out at home in our backyard basement! Complete with tents, s'mores, and more! The kids enjoyed it and we did too!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Summer Bucket List: One on One Time

One of the biggest challenges with having 4 kids and them being so close in age is finding time to spend with each one-on-one. As the oldest of four myself, I don't remember any one-on-one time as a small child nor do I remember it bothering me. But one of the things as a mom that I have always tried to do is spend quality time with each child even as babies to make it a habit. 

Part of my end to summer plan was to spend a good chunk of time with each child doing something that they love. It was a treat for us all to get that time together and to just enjoy the company of each child. To be able to give my undivided attention to each of my babies was pure joy as a mom. The  kids definitely felt the love and special time.

Salem got her ears pierced and finally got to do her mommy & me swim classes. Adelaide enjoyed a spa day complete with mani/pedi and Starbucks treats. Brighton got to wear big boy undies while being potty trained and learned to swim without floaties in the same week! Aspen had a trifecta sports day including golf, tennis, and swim. 

To see each of my kids in their element, feeling loved & appreciated was a treat for me. I hope to make this more of a routine in our lives and give them the one-on-one time that they crave!