We really have never established any traditions for Independence Day. This year we also lost the lottery and Chad was scheduled to be on call (it is a drinking holiday after all). So instead of wasting the day, we decided to show our American spirit and be entrepreneurs. We had been planning to do it for a while, but this seemed like a great day for a lemonade stand! I wanted this to be a learning experience for the kiddos, so I made them help from beginning to end.We started the morning by making a special trip to Wal-Mart. We bought poster board, cookie and lemonade supplies, and a few sparklers just for good measure. Once we got home, I helped the kids make their poster. I wrote the bubble words, they colored them in. Then we spent a couple of hours working together to make two kinds of cookies. We packed a lunch, packed the van with all our supplies, and headed out for the afternoon.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
I think there is something about turning five that changes a kid. Maybe it is that they know that they are old enough to go to school now? I don't know. It just seems to me that there is a switch that flips. Porter went from an all-about-me little boy, to a what-can-I-do-to-help boy. He wants to please his parents and show everyone how big he is.
For his birthday we gave him a fishing pole. With his birthday money he replaced the remote control car that he got for Christmas. While I dislike my babies growing up so fast, it was a super happy day for us all!
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