Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall At The Lake

Wow, I can't believe that it is almost the end of the month and I am just posting about things that happened toward the beginning of the month.  The girls had a Thursday and Friday off from school at the beginning of October so we packed up to have some family time and fall fun at the lake.  It rained the whole weekend but that didn't stop us from enjoying our time together and getting a lot of time to relax.   

The kids loved spending time in the hot tub even when the rain was coming down.  

Shane was quite sad that papa took the wave runner home but soon found that a hot tub was pretty close to a pool. This was one of his canon balls! 

The kids also had fun watching this little friend gather all kinds of nuts and then scurry up the tree.

I grew up in a family that loved to play games and cards.  I think it is such a fun, easy and inexpensive activity to do as a family.  I love getting ideas for my house, crafts and fun family activities from other blogs so I thought I'd share some fun games we all enjoyed at the lake.

My kids all love to fix puzzles.  They spent some time fixing some of their favorites but this is one they enjoyed doing together. 

After the puzzle is put together they need to "seek and find" things.  It has a little notebook of things to find in the puzzle.  It has you count and also has you find certain things that start with different letters.  It was fun for them all to do together. 

I love to see my kids using their imagination and being creative.  We live in a society that our kids are surrounded with entertainment through video games, movies, computers and the list goes on.  I think it is so important to stimulate and encourage creativity early on and then be able to use their language to express it. This was a fun game where they all had cards and had to build on each others cards as they created a fun, imaginary story.  It was fun to see their language and imagination grow as the game went on.

This was definitely a family favorite.  The kids couldn't wait until it was their turn to ask questions.  It was fun to see their little minds going as they tried to figure out what kind of questions to ask to try to figure out what or who they were. 

Hmmmmm as you can see mom was on vacation at the lake and the faces didn't get washed after dinner! OOPS!

Shane was so cute.  Every time he would lean over to Eric and say, "Daddy what should I say next!"  Daddy helped him think of questions to ask! 

We had a couple wonderful, lazy fall days at the lake.  Can't wait to head back! 


Flip-flop Mama said...

Thanks for the fun game ideas Julie! Great Christmas gift ideas!

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