How is it August 4th already? Didn't the summer just get started? I have tried to fill our weekends with things to do, spending time with family and creating memories. Rhea said to me this week "when are we just going to stay home?" I was taken aback at first thinking to myself we are always home during the week. But I realized we are not really home during the week. We rush out in the morning and rush through the nightly routine of dinner, baths, books, and bed. So for the rest of the summer I am just going to take the days as they come and let the kids be home to chill out a bit. Maybe skip a bath during the week, pending how clean they are. (side note- my kids get filthy at daycare. covered in paint, food, dirt on a daily basis) I know they have enjoyed camping and cookouts but I think this weekend we will just let them enjoy their toys, their yard. And create some good memories in our home. Sometimes I spend all this time and effort to make things good for them that I forget that spending time with Mom and Dad is good enough. I need to remember that more.