Flu Bug x Seven Murrays = No dressing up and going to Party On The Block :o(
This is the first time, since we have been parents, that we haven't dressed the kids up in Mama-made costumes and headed out for the wholesome fun of a church carnival on reformation day. I don't know who was more bummed, the kids or Nathan and I.
Remember that post about flexibility from a few weeks ago?Yesterday was just that, a day to teach flexibility and dealing with a little dissappointment.
Instead of moping about not being able to go to the carnival, we turned the day into a GREAT day of fun and rest for our family. Since we decided on Thursday that we weren't going, we had the kids decorate a suggestion box and each put one or two ideas of what we could do instead here at home. Nathan and I went through the box on Friday night and picked at least one from everyone. Here is how we filled our grand day:
-Doughnuts for breakfast (Supposed to be Daylight, but they had a sign the said, "Closed due to illness". I guess this flu math is much more widespread than just seven. Dunkin' Donuts had to suffice)
-Movie Rental#1 (Inkheart- Really good movie by the way for family movie night!)
-Board Games (We had a photo-finish round of CandyLand. We have to use ChutesNLadders pieces, so that all seven of us can play. Haha!)
-Baking (We made some banana muffins for Sunday's breakfast.)
-Watched the GA/FL football game
-Hamburgers/Hotdogs for dinner at a laundry basket picnic.
-Movie Rental #2 (Hotel For Dogs- Eh...it was alright. Wouldn't have spent more than $1)
-Candy Treasure Hunt (the kids favorite part!)
Don't you wish you were here with us, well, MINUS the flu?