Monthly Archives August 2012

Baseball Game/ Book Picnic/School Begins/School Supply Inventory

Still Reaping the Reading Rewards….

From the local library reading program, the boys received free tickets to a minor league baseball game.  The first person we saw when walking in was Ronald McDonald (who they called “Old MacDonald”).  They also got to participate in a pre-game parade in which we walked along the outer edges of the field.  It was an enjoyable, inexpensive time – all resulting from a great program to participate in.

A Different Twist: A Book Picnic

We did something a little different than the typical picnic in early August.  After stopping at the local library, I put the books in a picnic basket and headed to the park with the boys.  Sure, we also had lunch, drinks, and a blanket, but the boys liked our ordinary picnic being turned into a unique event...

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Reading Rewards/ One Day Vacation

Let’s Read and Get Rewarded!

The boys finished their library summer reading program in late July.  This meant they made four visits to the library, completed ten activities (given by the library), and they were read to for ten hours. What rewards too - the boys received free coupons to many fun places such as TCBY, Lincoln Children’s Museum, the zoo, Runza, Applebees, Lincoln Saltdogs baseball game, and a few other places. We’ll definitely be apart of this next year.

While at the library, they had fun coloring…..

Need a Quick Vacation?

One day vacations are the best.  We took the boys to Nebraska’s Mahoney State Park a few weeks ago and had a blast.  With only a park permit needed, it’s still a low cost trip. Here’s what we did…

We climbed the incredibly high tower with ...

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