We play in the sandbox . . . a lot. Grandma and Grandpa Binggeli (and Jason) came to visit one night and the kids pretty much dumped out the sandbox and added enough water to make real sand castles. It was a mess, but they had fun. The make cakes, build roads, and do all sorts of crazy imaginative things in the sand. Plus, now that they'll take a shower and not just a bath, sand cleanup is much easier.
One day we went on a TRAX adventure downtown to meet some Spartan Station friends at the Clark Planetarium and then lunch at the City Creek food court, I decided we would go on a longer train ride so we caught it at 5400 South and rode all the way in. It took about 30 minutes to get downtown and the train was definitely the best part of the adventure for the kids.
My mom took a few days off in July to host "Grandma Camp." Grandma Camp is a bit crazy and involves whatever Grandma decides it involves. One day was spent at Build-A-Bear and then driving around the valley collecting Tags for a staying active campaign for kids, ending at Grandma's house and putting up a tent in the basement. The car ride was entertaining to say the least, we didn't crash into anything, and the kids were mostly all well-behaved (they wouldn't dare not be with Grandma at the helm).
Some days during the summer we just sit at home and build forts while watching movies we get at the library, TroTro, or Nanny 911. Some days we actually go find new librarys and play with toys before selecting new books and movies to get.
One day we went to Michael's Craft Store and made Minion picture frame crafts. It was only $2 per kid and Molly, especially, had a lot of fun. On the same day as the minion craft, my sister was selling her wares at a craft show in Lindon. My mom, the kids, and I drove down to see it. It was small and obviously not really kid friendly, so we hung out on a couch in the lobby for a while. This was the best picture I could get of the goofballs.
On the 24th of July we celebrated pioneers by reading books about pioneers (from the library, of course), watching the Days of '47 Parade on TV, going swimming, and lighting some fireworks once our dad got home from work.
That's a long enough post for now! There is still some more summer left and we plan to execute our time as well as possible!