Most of you know that my family is always priority...but this summer, I think I've been a tad bit dedicated to TpT. I feel like I've neglected some of my mommy duties, especially after reading that quote.
Last night, I took some time to browse through some of the site the quote originated from. WOWSERS!! Lots of great quotes....I am a quote addict. Love 'em!! There's always some quote that can sum it all up! Here are a few I've come across that really hit home for me.
I think sometimes we get caught up into other things, that we can forget (or lose site of) some VERY important things.
A few years ago, we started doing a back to school countdown two weeks before school started. We would do a different activity each day, leading up to the last day before school. (My husband is also a teacher, so it was all family time!) We would go hiking, geocaching, the zoo, etc. Last year, we had a surprise trip to Disney before we went back to school. It was great.
This year, I'm starting my back to school count down EARLY. Not because I'm trying to rush summer, but because I want to make sure that I'm enjoying my summer with my kiddos! :)
We've already taken a vacation...though I'm secretly hoping someone will surprise ME with a Disney trip.....a girl can dream! :)
So how else are we making memories?
Shopping (okay, so they don't like this one as much---but it's bonding time I tell ya)
AND how cool are these musical birthday cupcakes!!! :)
Build-a-Bear (how many stuffed animals does one kid need?)
My daughter played---my son just sat there looking like this:
All four top teeth are gone!! He resembles a vampire when he smiles now!
Hubby likes to make sure he's happy and content too---he's all about the food.
You may have seen this on Man vs. Food as a place that was visited (not a competition). It's the Thurminator located at Thurman Cafe in Columbus, Ohio---yes people that's a LOT of burger!!! My hubby enjoyed every last bit!! LOL
Today was kind of a lazy day. We spent our afternoon making cookies.
After the 3rd dozen...we decided to make them JUMBO!! They are now all in the freezer!
So there ya have it. Life is short. Love the ones your with. Take a break and enjoy life. I honestly believe that teachers are one of (if not THE) hardest working people. Make sure you enjoy what's left of your summer!! In the meantime, if you have any other suggestions for family fun, we have about a month left to fill up! :) Would love to hear some ideas! :)