This July both due to lots of doctor bills (we had a baby this year after all) and unexpected home repairs we decided to do a StayCation in lieu of a traditional vacation.
Here’s a glimpse into our week at home.
We played in our pool. Not big but the kids loved it. At one point we put the hose on the slide and the kids LOVED going down the ‘water slide’!
We also tackled a DIY night stand project. Here’s Dom assisting by sorting the wood by size.
Charlee helped too.
Devin just looked cute and smiled a lot.
Of course you need the proper protection for these extensive DIY projects!
Dom helped hold the wood in place as Marshall put the screws in.
One of the night stands complete. Marshall built and stained two for our bedroom. They are gorgeous and getting a lot of good use!
We went to a local pool. Never mind that we were in the pool 45 minutes and took 45 minutes to get everyone dressed and back to the car. We made it to the pool! Afterwards, we went to the park for a picnic lunch.
Devin really enjoyed it.
Then we flew kites. Dom had an Ironman kite.
Charlee had a Hello Kitty Kite.
During our staycation we had fun doing playdough, crafts and watching movies.
Here’s our 4th of July Fireworks crafts in process.
It was a wonderful blessing to be with family.
Hotels and amusement parks are great but getting rest and surrounding yourself with family…that’s what matters no matter the location.