Spring Break ’14!

It’s been a few weeks since Spring Break was happening, and I’m finally getting back to this page.  Between then and now, we’ve been getting back into the routine of involving school back into our day.

Thanks to Facebook, we’ve been able to see how several of our friends spent their week off.  Some of them used the time for family vacations.  Some took day trips, and some stayed close to home.  At our house, we were in that last category.  We stayed home and tried to find things to do in our area.  I also had some extra kids spending the week with us.  So I tried to give them something to remember as well.   It was also a rainy week, so anything we did, needed to be done indoors.

So here are a few things that we did.

1. Thrift stores: A great place for a kid to make those few dollars they earn, or get as a gift, go further!

I found a large bag of Mega Blocks at the thrift store, practically new (though I did disinfect them anyway) for nearly $16 less than what the department store was selling them for on sale.

I found a large bag of Mega Blocks at the thrift store, practically new (though I did disinfect them anyway) for nearly $16 less than what the department store was selling them for on sale.


Our 12 year-old friend found herself a cute pair of shoes too!

Our 12 year-old friend found herself a cute pair of shoes too!

2. Baking cookies!  I had 4 kids on this day, so I had the oldest (my daughter) lead and direct how the recipe was assembled.  They were very good cookies!

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

3. Museums!  On the day where I had 5 kids, we went to our local pioneer museum to see a bit of history.   As it turned out, we were the only visitors there and out of the 6 of us visiting, the 3 youngest  qualified for free admission!  After our half hour there, I took them through the Wendy’s drive-thru for  $1 fries.  I think that little outing only cost about $14 🙂
Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture for this one. I will say though that there was some fun. There was a quilt with a spiral pattern on each block, and after seeing it, the toddler exclaimed, “Lollipops!” The museum also had pioneer era clothes and props that the kids could try on and have their picture taken. I took one in black and white, posted it on Facebook and labeled it, “Mumford & Daughters?”

These are just a few of the things that can be done, on a small budget, for Spring Break.

Elizabeth


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