Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our family adventures (on the cheap)--day 1

It's Christmas break, Shane's off for the ENTIRE week (insert squeals and jumping up and down here), and we were looking for some fun/inexpensive things to do as a family. So Shane and I sat down at the beginning of the week and did some brainstorming. We compiled a list of some entertaining-cheap-keep the kids busy- kind of places that we would like to visit this week.

Wednesday was day one in the chronicles of our family adventures---on the CHEAP!
So what did we do today?

Get ready, grab your bathing suit, and pack you towel because we're going SWIMMING!

Yes, our adventures today lead us to our neighborhood YMCA for some great energy burning fun in the water.

We spent our entire afternoon splishing, splashing, jumping, sliding, giggling, and laughing!

We weren't too sure how the babies would do in the pool since they haven't been swimming since the summer time.

Well, judging from their ear to ear grins and constant squeals of delight, you would have thought they were born little fish!

They must have jumped off the side of the pool a thousand times each, and every time they came up begging for more!

The big boys had a blast too!

Jumping contests kept them busy for hours.

Needless to say, day ONE was a "SPLASHIN' success!!!;)


caycee said...

Looks like fun Jenny!!!!! I know you are so happy to have the hubs home for a week!!!

paige said...

Great pictures!!!!

Courtney said...

I had to dig out my swimsuit too. We took Logan and Madison swimming on Tuesday. It really wore them out.

Susan said...

What fun! I bet they all slept well last night.

These Are The Days said...

Great idea, I'm probably taking our kids ice skating...not sure what we'll do with Sophia? I'm on the hunt for cheap activities too, by the end of December I'm always running low and anxiously awaiting pay day. :D

April Westerhold said...

Great idea!

Melanie said...

What a great idea & it looks like you all had SO much fun! Jeff has been off this week, too & so far we haven't gotten nearly as much done as we had hoped...but we are enjoying the downtime! Yesterday we tackled IKEA with my brother & all the kids!

Carolina City Girl said...

how fun! i love the girly girl with the bow still on her head while swimming :) ya'll always seem to come up with the best ideas to entertain your kids - of course they'd love it with such fun parents!

Annie said...

Great time!!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

How fun! Judging by the smiles on their faces, I'd say they had a blast!