June 12, 2014

ABCs of Summer...A Day!

So a while back I decided that we would do the ABCs of Summer! To help fulfill our days without doing the same things, and keeps our days focused! Since Prestyn goes to Mrs. Amber's on Mondays and Wednesdays we do the ABCs of Summer on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays are always full enough in themselves. :) There are SO many ideas of things to do, but I try to keep them appropriate for our 14 month old. :)

On the 1st Day...A Day...we took a trip to the Arboretum! Thankfully there was a Groupon available so I got 2 tickets for the price of 1! I invited my friend Jaimee and her daughter Grey to go along. :) Prestyn and Grey are in the same room in the nursery, and will be in the same grade and school together! It's so neat how they're growing up together. :) They both love their wagons so Mrs. Jaimee thought it would be a great idea to bring along the wagon! Little did we know...

::Side Note:: I took my 2nd graders to the Arboretum for our field trip, but didn't really get to enjoy it since I was there working. I was so excited to bring P back, and take her to the Children's Garden that I've heard so much about!

Well...we parked, bought our Children's Garden ticket, and walked to the Children's Garden to be told that wagons weren't allowed. :( We were able to get a refund, and express our frustration on a comment card! We'll know for next time! But let's focus on the positive!

We went through the Main Garden. I'm not sure if the girls were really fascinated with the flowers, or were just trying to appease their mommies. Either way we had a great time! We let them run around for a good while. Prestyn loved the open land and freedom to run! She also loved the texture of the different flowers. We walked around some more, let them roam some more then found a large tree with shade under it to have a picnic lunch! Doesn't that just sound magnificent?! Prestyn didn't think so...

She wanted to keep running! Plus it was time to nap! Haha! After lunch we headed back to Rockwall...(on the right roads) #jaimeegetsit

After Prestyn's nap it was time for craft time! While she swung in her swing I got all the materials ready. She was anxious to get down and participate! We painted the inside of the apple, and stamped it on the paper. Prestyn enjoyed this...she also enjoyed painting with the brush! Aaaaand she may have tried to see what it tasted like. ;)

It was a beautiful day for the Arboretum and a perfect day for crafts! Oh yeah...Prestyn and Grey also ate APPLESAUCE! ;)

Enjoy the pics!


  1. I love this so much! I'm so glad your blogging all your days because I will be copying next summer! : )

  2. This is a great idea! Jaimee is one of my favor bloggers! It's awesome your girls are growing up together!

    1. Thank you! Happy to have a new follower, and can't wait to read more about you! :)