I have taken almost every Wednesday afternoon off from work. I often work special events during the weekends or evening so I easily have my 40 hours done by Wednesday (our week runs Thursday-Wednesday.) My friend Jennifer is on Maternity Leave. What better way to celebrate summer than spending one day a week doing fun things with her and Samantha and little Sadie?
In the month of June we...
Went to the Children's Zoo. I had not been here for over 11 years. There are only three things there that I remember: Leo the paper eating lion, the crooked house and the Zoo Train. It was hot. And we were worn out after wandering around that place for a few hours. The train ride costs an addtional $2 to the price of the admision, but it is definitely the best part. After we finished, Sammie and I made wishes while Jennifer finished feeding Sadie her bottle. Samantha's wish was for another train ride... and it came true! The train driver let us go for a second time around!!!
Dan had the next Wednesday off and I was hoping for a nice Air Conditioned activity because I was so tired of being hot. We went bowling. Sammie got to use the bumpers and the ramp. And she won! It was her first time ever bowling. Then we went to Dairy Queen to celebrate!
The next Wednesday we planned a swimming party with Jen and Josie. But because of my Grandma's funeral it got moved to Tuesday. Luckily, these girls are flexible. We had a picnic and hung out at the kiddie pool for a few hours. The front of my thighs got totally sunburn. And I am wearing clothes here!
Yesterday, to finish out June's Wild Wednesdays, we went to Paint Yourself Silly. Samantha painted a dog, I painted a small dish and Jennifer did a super-cute plate with her kids hands and footprints. I have been so worn out lately, and this turned out to be a nice and relaxing group activity. Then we went to Sonic (I got flavored Diet Coke for 10 calories) and then hung out at Dan's library for a while. In the evening we met friends for an outdoor movie (ET) the city shows every week.
I can't wait to see what wildness is in store for the month of July.
I wish Jennifer had maternity leave every summer!!!