My Staycation!

This past week I had a week off from work, and since we don’t really ever go on vacation I did a staycation with my family. I don’t even know the last time we were all home. So what did I do??

Sunday: I started off with me volunteering for the Baltimore Women’s Classic 5k. The BWC is one of the largest all women’s 5ks and what a wonderful race it is. This is the first time in the past 4 years I haven’t run but I was able to be there. I realized a couple months ago I wasn’t going to run so I decided I would go help out. I picked the finish line to help out with. I prepped the medals to hand out and was able to hand out roses to all the finishers. I also got to see Sarah and finally meet Stacey. I had a lot of fun but in all honesty I missed running, so next year expect me to be running the race. I will have to find some other race to volunteer.

My volunteer duties. The picture does no justice to the flowers, they were so pretty!

My volunteer duties. The picture does no justice to the flowers, they were so pretty!

Monday: We did a family trip to Hammerman Beach. It is a local beach that is a part of Gunpowder Falls State Park. The kids loved the water and playing in the sand, hubby got some drawing in and I enjoyed catching some rays and playing with my kids.

Tuesday: Also know as run around day. Lilly had tutoring, I got my hair cut, Lilly got her hair cut and I finally got my MRI. All things that needed to be done but I felt like I was in the car a lot!

Wednesday: We went to DC. We didn’t tell the kids about the trip but we have been talking for months about taking the train and we finally did. Of course it was the hottest day of the week and so humid but we made the best of it. We spent a lot of time in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and also stopped at the National Museum of the American Indian. All the planes were so awesome to see and Cole loved it.

Our DC trip in a nutshell! Clockwise from the top waiting at the train station, outside the Union Station, space suite, Cole passed out on the train home, and the Capitol.

Our DC trip in a nutshell! Clockwise from the top waiting at the train station, outside the Union Station, space suite, Cole passed out on the train home, and the Capitol.

Thursday: We all kind of needed to recover from being out in the heat so we stayed in. I spent most of the day cleaning and organzing. Not always an easy task with two kiddos running round. I also watched the USA v. Germany game. While there was no win, we managed to advance! Yay go team USA!

Friday: Was more of a relaxed day but fun. We took the kids on our walk date path. We hit up the local Starbucks then went to small grocery store to pick up a few items, then went to the children book store. It is small local store and they always have a great collection of books and well my kids love books. After the book store we walked on on this small trail to the bookstore. It was a nice trip and the kids always enjoy getting books and toys. We closed the day out with ice cream after dinner. What a way to end the week!

Fun Friday!

Fun Friday!

Saturday: It started a nice lazy morning and then I went to Old Navy. Crazy idea when they were having their $1 flip flops. I went in for shorts and got them but it took all to long. When I got home I fed the kids and we headed downtown to play in the fountains. We all got to hang out with our best friends. After a couple hours we came home so I could get read to celebrate my 11 year  anniversary. 11 years married to my man, and wow I still can’t believe it’s been that long. We went to dinner, had sushi and finally saw X-Men Days of Future Past. I had a great night out and didn’t take any pics worth posting. Boo 😉

Fountain fun! Lilly taking control of the water, the kiddos, Cole cheesin' and me and my bestie!

Fountain fun! Lilly taking control of the water, the kiddos, Cole cheesin’ and me and my bestie!

Overall I am so happy with my staycation. I love the beach and want to go so maybe next year but I am glad I was able to have so much time with my family. My husband is lucky to stay home with the kids this summer (he might not say he is lucky but he is!) so it was a lot of fun having a whole week with them.

 

Have you ever done a Staycation? What would you do around your town? 

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