It was a hot and muggy Saturday today. My husband and I have been taking the kids for walks around the neighbourhood and ending the day with an hour in the park. It’s summer vacation now, so I’ve been hearing a lot of ” Mom, it’s boring!!!”. I wanted a change of scenery today, so we decided to take the kids by the lake
Filled with walking trails and a long broad walk that extends right out to the lake, it was definitely a change of scenery for us. The kids were excited. My husband and I have always been terrified to take our kids close to water. He clenched their hands tightly and didn’t let go, as I pushed my little one in the stroller.
There were lots of dog walkers and people just enjoying the sun. With my husbands hectic schedule, it’s sometimes a challenge to have some family time. But when we get the opportunity to do so, it’s just a wonderful feeling. My little one enjoyed watching the different dogs that went by us, and for my two oldest it was just a thrill for them to be on that board walk surrounded by water.
I used to think that we had to spend a fortune to take the kids out. But sometimes it can just be something as simple as this. We ended the day off with ice cream and a couple more minutes at our local park. I just love days like these.
Being a stay at home mom of three, it’s so essential for our our family to live on a budget. No matter what your situation is, there are always great ways for families to enjoy the summer without hurting the wallet. The park always does it for me, no matter how many times the kids slide down the same slide over and over again, or no matter how many times they love being pushed on the same swing, It’s just plain fun for them to run around and be free instead of being cooped up in the house.
It was such a nice Saturday, spending time with my husband and kids. I’m truly thankful for days like this. Cherish the time that you have with your children, moms and dads, it’s precious 🙂