One of our favorite things to do in summer is all the great activities the library offers.
The End-Of-Summer Reading Program party was lots of fun.
Just add parachute- instant fun!
Games and activities. Fun sticker and tattoo prizes
Michael won us a family 5-pack of tickets to the YMCA water park for designing the paper airplane that went the farthest. He has a special aerodynamic design that spirals "to push more air up underneath so it goes farthest."
A week later, they had the 2nd annual Camp Half-Blood Fabulous Friday activity, but this time it was Greeks v Romans. Michael is partial to the Greeks, so he traded with David to be on that team.
Something for everyone- obstacle course for the boys, and crafts for Kate.
Michael master's Arachne's web. David loved this activity. He did it probably 4-5 times, trying to beat his best time. David is our super-competitive child, and I think he's going to be our athlete, too.
Kate traverses the bubbling lava.
This silly girl was making a Roman shield. She made it a sweet kitty face, and when I mentioned that her war shield was not very fierce, she modified it to this:
Super vampire kitty. Blood dripping from fangs & pooling on the ground. Fierce indeed! Funny girl!
We love to read. One day, we visited Barnes & Noble instead of the library, just to mix it up. The kids were able to pick one book to keep, which they thought was awesome (thank you, B&N giftcard promotion, for free books!!) Kate chose a journal instead.
David "reads" at the library. We visit at least once a week, often more than once/week.
Kate's favorite place is a little corner of the Juvenile Non-Fiction section
with a nice view of the trees.
Michael likes the teen section. Since he is reading on a middle school level, I let him hang out in the teen circle.