Saturday, June 9, 2012

30 for 30 Challenge: Days 1-7

The first week of the 30 for 30 challenge has ended. How did you do? Did you play with your kids? I made sure it was a priority this week to play the games and with the toys that my kids chose.

Day 1 - Since it was Jake's half-birthday, I spent a lot of time playing with just him for many hours. We played with LEGOs and LEGO Batman on the Wii. It was a special day with just the two of us.

Day 2 - We had a lot of fun racing pinewood derby cars at church.  At home, we played a few rounds of Jake's new favorite game on the iPad, Battleship.

Day 3 - Sunday's are always very busy. We leave for Church at 9:15 am and don't get home until 1:00 pm. We leave again at 4:00 pm for choir practice and the evening service. We usually get home 8:00-8:30 pm. This week though, we had a graduation service and a fellowship afterwards. We didn't get home until after 10:00 pm. Needless to say, we didn't get in any playing with the kids.

Day 4 - We made up for our lack of playing together on Sunday with over an hour on Monday - more Battleship, more LEGOs, Memory, and Polly Pocket people.

Day 5 - Zac loves cars and trains. We drove them around and made them zoom down his Wheelies track.

Day 6 - If you follow us on our Facebook page, you'll remember that we had a lot of fun being pirates. We transformed our couch into a ship and sailed the open sea in search of buried treasure. We battled enemy pirates, loaded the cannons, saw sea monsters, and found the treasure!

Day 7 - We spent a lot of time creating with Buckyballs. It was interesting to see what things the kids could make with them. We also played outside.

I've really been enjoying this time with my children. I also realized that when I made playtime a priority, we often got caught up in the playing and 30 minutes were gone in a flash. We spent well over the half hour time on many days.

What did you play?

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