Monday, January 16, 2012

What to Do?

I have my nephews coming up for one weekend. I'll get them Friday night on the 3rd and will have them until the 5th, 6th or 7th. I'm not entirely sure how long they will be with us. I do know that Cousin Elijah is sort of open to sleeping over with us, but not as open with other houses. Cousin Emerson has Mandibular Distraction Surgery, basically it's lower jaw surgery.

Here are my plans so far:

On Friday we'll take the boys swimming at the Y. We get to take guests 3 times a year. I can't think of a better time than when we have extra boys on our plate to take guests.

It will be Isaak and Cousin Elijah's turn to camp out in the living room. Last time Mica and Cousin Evan got to sleep in the tent. Two at a time I think is fair and enough chaos.

On Saturday I'll work with them on creating their Valentines for school. The older boys will be pretty self sufficient. It's the younger boys that will need help. I might buy stuff to make Valentine decorations. Possibly I'll figure out some kind of craft or Valentine themed snack that we can make. Ideas are welcome.

If it snows good then  they can go sledding or we can make a snowman. If not, that plan is out. If it's nice, we'll go for a walk to the park.

Any other ideas? I like to do things that build memories with them. I assure you it won't all be play. Since I will have extra souls around, there will be extra help to get things done to.

Here's a look back at what we did this summer when little Emerson was born:

We had a Scavenger Hunt. All they were hunting for were clues to get their special snack, but they loved it.

We went to the park a few times.

Those little ones have GROWN since July!
We went faux camping. That was a big hit and we're going to do that again.

Aunt Angela and I took them to Cars 2.

Grandma and Grandpa Spiehs went with me to take the boys to the Children's Museum.

Some other time I made sock puppets with them. That only kept Cousin Evan's attention.

If anyone has any ideas on what to do with 4 crazy boys drop me a comment.


What I Did Today said...

You are such a fun mom/aunt! Have you seen this website yet?
You might find some inspiration there. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Even though I am pretty sure you will have no problem entertaining them all, I have an activity PDF that I'll email you.


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