This year, for the first time, my girls’ weekend with my sorority sisters included children. It’s not surprising as so many of us have little mini-ions, and many of them still in the infant stage, making it hard to be away from them for an entire weekend.
My mini-ions had SO MUCH FUN with all of their new friends over. Consider, at the peak, 10 women and 9 children. Such a relief we weren’t outnumbered! With that many mini-ions running around, we had to do a lot of fun activities, racking up our Acts of Summer Awesomeness! Some I have pictures of, some I don’t. But the fun included:
#81 – I got all the musical instruments out, turned on, I’m Elmo and I know it, and we had a band!
#80 – We pulled strollers and wagons out and went for a walk in the neighborhood. Also found a discarded pool slide which came in handy later.
#79 – Hi! Sleepover! Complete with late night snacks and going to bed waaaaaay too late.
#78 – Cornstarch and strawberry shaving cream play table (and discarded pool slide). It was a fun sensory activity that the mini-ions couldn’t wait to be a part of and drive cars through.
#77 – Pool time!! Two pools with a slide that emptied into one of them. Mini-ion #2 astounded me with her independence, sliding right into the pool of water, one time even face first. On purpose!
#76 – Crown making. We were prepared for full on painting, but luckily gluing foam bits on a crown more than filled the “I’m about to have a melt-down” time in the afternoon that every Mom fears.
After everyone left, Mini-ion #1 said, “I miss my friends.” My too, honey bear, me too.