30 Days of Surprises!!! It has been very beneficial for me to make sure that I am focusing at least some amount of time and energy each day on thinking of something that will delight and excite my girls. It has been great in shaping my attitude too! I think that I will post our "surprises" in chunks so as not to write a book in one blow.
Day #1~ Water Balloons~ The girls had so much fun throwing them at each other (though never successfully catching them!). It was a hot day so it was very refreshing and cost almost nothing!
Day #2~ Pedicures~ The girl soaked their feet in water then I scrubbed them with a pumice ( kind of tricky with ticklish girls!). After that I rubbed them with lotion and painted them pink. Even Havilah got in on the painting which the big girls loved!
Day #3~ Blueberry Smoothies~ I wasn't feeling very well that day so I decided to keep it simple. I also didn't get any pictures which is sad because their purple faces looked hilarious. They were even cracking up at each other!
Day #4~ Chinese Lunch~ We were out shopping all day yesterday so our surprise was stopping by the Safeway deli for some Chinese food. Eating out is always a special treat and it only cost $5.00 for all of us. Havi loved it!
Please feel free to give me some future ideas. We're only on day 5 so we've got a ways to go. Feel free to jump in with your children however you would want to. I've found it to be such an encouragement to all of us!