Jun 11, 2012

Staycation: Week 1

This summer my husband and I have planned a Staycation for our family. Our Staycation plans have only four criteria: they have to be kid friendly, they have to be fun, they have to be local and they have to be free (or close to it). I hope to teach the children that adventure doesn't have to be costly or require lots of travel to be fun and that it can be found just about anywhere. It's a good lesson for me too!

This weekend marked Staycation Week 1 for us since the kids are out of school. So, we took the kids to a local scenic park. Amazingly, on such a gorgeous day, the park was pretty low on the visitors. When we made our way over to a historic landmark on the property, the girls went crazy observing all the wildflowers around!
The kids even helped to spread some wildflower seeds with a bonus that they got to make a wish! 

What did they wish for, you wonder? 

Well, to be able to stay up late and chase fireflies!

And guess what? 

 Their wish came true. 

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Paloma said...

Summer FUN! Love it! COOL PICS!

Sue said...

Staycations are my favorite.


Rebecca said...

How special. Love the 'wishers' the girls made wishes on :)

small + friendly said...

What a beautiful day! I love your staycation criteria. We have been trying to spend a weekend here and there being "tourists" in our own town. There are so many cool things to discover in your own neck of the woods!

Lisa said...

Aw, Caroline - this is so beautiful! I love your philosophy on teaching your children that beautiful experiences don't need to be costly. It looks like your family has a wonderful summer to look forward to!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like a fun adventure!