One of the most fun things we've done this summer is join a playgroup with a bunch of mommies and kiddos from our church. Actually most of them are members of our adult fellowship class Titus II. We generally meet up once a week and do all kinds of creative activities. This group has been such a blessing to me because sometimes I need just a little extra motivation to get out of the house on these hot summer days and find some new experiences for Anthony. Building friendships with these other young moms and having the pleasure of Anthony's socializing with their kids has been the perfect motivation! He has a blast every time we go (and so do I!).
On this particular occasion we went to our friend Jill's parent's house. It's not too far from us at all! I was just amazed to see that some people actually have properties with big trees and lots of shade around here! (Since I grew up on 3 acres to run around on, I was beginning to think no one here in Dallas had this (unless they were far, far away from the city, but I was mistaken!!!) They have a trampoline, an (air-conditioned!) playhouse that Jill's dad made for her when she was a little girl, tree swings, and tons of room to roam. How fun!
Anthony bouncing on the trampoline with his friends
Adorable playhouse (I think Anthony felt all grown up going inside). Everything was perfectly child sized to make it extra fun!
One hot and sunny day at home I had the bright idea of making some home made finger paints! Anthony helped me make them, but unfortunately it was SUPER hot by the time we got outside, and all our shade had gone away! Anthony still loved it though...I just don't understand how the heat does not bother kids when they are having fun!!! I think I may have used too much dish soap because the paint was a little thick, so I'll have to try again to get it just right! Of course, Anthony didn't know the difference!
hard at work being creative
Look at his hot and sticky hair! I love this though! I think it was like therapy for him!!!