100 Days of Camping Day #23
Our son Peter celebrated his 8th birthday this week, and he put a lot of thought into what he wanted to do to celebrate. Luckily for us, he was very realistic about what we can afford and was conscious about that as he planned what our family would do. He planned every meal of the day, and asked that we go swimming.
Wilderness Lakes has two pools, one for adults only, and one for families. In the winter, they close the adult pool and have adult-only hours in the family pool, but no matter. This is obviously the one we use most. There are two jacuzzi, one quite hot, and one pleasantly warm and better for little kids. There is a wading pool, and a swimming pool that is 5 feet deep in the middle. We usually go swimming every Saturday night so that afterwards when we shower, the kids are nice and clean for Sunday. The outdoor shower is nice for getting this job done quickly and efficiently between Michael and I and all the kiddos. It's convenient for rinsing before we get in the pool too.
Peter wanted granola for breakfast, fruit cocktail and carrot sticks for lunch, personal pizzas on hamburger buns with pasta sauce, and smores for dessert. And ice cream. We'll make a cake sometime in the near future, we haven't gotten around to it yet.
Anyway, he had a great birthday. Simple and fun. Happy Birthday, Peter!
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Tamsyn is a 2nd generation homeschooling mom. And is excited to be on the road with her family. See her other projects on Teaching-Children-Music.com and Professional-Mothering.com