This week was Michael's first week of summer vacation. Since he is used to going to preschool 3 days a week, I have been thinking about things that we can do to keep him from getting bored at home.
Monday, we went downtown to get his new shoe inserts. These help with the pronation in his feet. Without them, his arches get very little support. The new ones are a great deal bigger than the old ones. The man who made them said that we came just as he was about to outgrow the old ones. Michael is adjusting fine to the new inserts and informed Todd & I that he can jump higher and run faster now!
Tuesday, we headed to the library. We did puzzles while Katie sat in the stroller and read some board books. We walked around the library for a bit to pick out some books for everyone. We have several branches not too far from our house so we take turns alternating between them. Summer reading starts next week and I know Michael is looking forward to that since he got a medal last summer!
Wednesday, we went to Monkey Joe's. Michael always talks about going there as it is on the way to physical therapy. It was also the last half price day before the summer starts so I thought it would be the perfect day to go. There were less than 20 people there. Michael was able to have entire bounce houses and slides to himself. Katie wasn't so crazy about it but she loved running around the bounce houses and stepping on and off the mats at the bottom of the slides. Maybe when she is a little steadier on her feet!
Today, Michael had physical therapy. This week was a vast improvement over last week. I think that we may have pushed things last week with appointments 3 days in a row for Michael. In the afternoon, Katie, Michael and I headed to our neighborhood pool. Even though Michael doesn't like to go in the big pool, I was able to get him in there for a little bit today. When he saw Katie getting in the float in the big pool, he wanted to be near her. I got quite a workout carrying 2 kids through the water and keeping up with Katie in the baby pool.
Tomorrow we will head out of town to spend the holiday weekend with Todd's parents at their house in the country. Should be a good time! I would say that the first week of summer vacation was a success. Can't wait to see what the rest brings!!