Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summertime Summertime Sum Sum Summertime...

We're on week 3 of summer vaca and life is good at Mama Henley's house. The children are enjoying some unstructured time and lots of playdates. We're making up for all of the playdates we didn't have during the school year when our schedules didn't allow them. I'm trying to mix fun things with cleaning house and other chores. Today Hurricane had a friend over and our 2 big girls directed them in a play. They were so organized it was like camp! They had a princess party and a pajama dance. Our Bug also had a little friend over as well while our little man went to Golf Camp. Tomorrow the big girls will enjoy time with twins from church and I'll keep cleaning the little girls' room. What a mess!
Today I have cleaned the refrigerator and washed 2 beds. The refrigerator looks SO much better. I cleaned out all of the old food and everything looks fresh and inviting. Clean yours this week if you have the chance because it does make a difference! I wash everyone's complete bedding once a week as we won't stand for Bed Bugs at Mama Henley's house! :)

As I was putting away laundry, I discovered more unorganized drawers, so I stopped to clean them out and throw away any things that don't belong. I spend every day doing just such a thing though you would never be able to tell it because I am always overloaded with paperwork and laundry.

Some days we leave our home entirely so that we can have a break from housework in order to enjoy a little fun. On those days we'll tour our city or local beaches. Last week we had a fabulous day in Clearwater where the water was so clear and calm and the beach was deserted. This Friday we will explore Indian Rocks Beach, home of Lighthouse Doughnuts and Salt Rock Grill. We'll visit with dear friends and frolic in the sand. One of these days we're going to hop on the Tampa Trolley and tour downtown. The Pier in St. Petersburg is another destination for summertime fun. Our agenda will be full between trips here and there and our explorations in Florida. What about you? What are your summer plans?


Trish said...

Hi Mama Henley! Sounds like summer is off to a great start! Your children are so gorgeous, it's amazing how much your daughter looks like her beautiful mother! Have a wonderful week xoxo

Kim said...

Looks like a wonderful start to the sum sum summertime!
We are heading to the States on July 1st for a five week visit ... so there is LOTS of excitement at our house!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Imjustagirl said...

Glad you are enjoying the summer! Funny thing is Salt Rock is where my hubby took me on our first offical date!!

mama k said...

WOW! That's lots of cleaning :) When I get back from vacationing, I am planning on cleaning out drawers and closets and giving lots of clothes away! Hope I can get it done...definitely want to do it before it all piles up even more.

myletterstoemily said...

dear henley,

sounds like a lovely summer. we head
to the mountains to escape the terrible

lots of hiking, swimming, reading, and
eating. :)

i love your blog. thank you for visiting


bevy said...

Your children seem to be angels! I am feeling like a failure as a mother these days... sniff