While my grandchildren were here we mostly hung out around the house or at least the local community for our entertainment. We visited the library for the weekly story and craft hour and walked to the local playground for a change of scenery. The children borrowed plenty of books from the library now that they are able to read on their own and enjoy their newfound abilities. But there were two outings we included to make their stay extra special. Today I want to show you one of those outings.
Aside from the increase in my grocery bill I spent very little in the month the children were here. In total I spent $25 on activities. Five went to making sure the children had a spot to cool off during one of the hottest month of June on record.
While not a large pool it was enough to allow them to splash around and get a break from the heat.
The rest of the money I spent was on a day at Liliput. Liliput is a business that sells amazing children’s playhouses that would break the bank but they also have an indoor Main Street fully stocked for children to let their imaginations run wild.
The girls loved the beauty salon and quickly dressed up with dresses available for them.
My grandson wasn’t going to be left out, he took his turn both in the seat and being the hairdresser.
The ice cream shop was another hit.
Little guy, can’t keep calling him the baby, checked it out as well.
The Doctor’s office held their attention for a while.
Each took a turn being both doctor and patient.
The cash register in the grocery store was more interesting than the groceries.
The fire station was a bigger hit with the boys.
The girls still had fun.
And the local garage entertained little guy the longest.
Each year I try to take the children to at least one unique place. While they all had fun the oldest two were right on the cusp of this being too childish so I’m glad we had the opportunity to enjoy it this year.