We had an awesome week spending time as a family.
Hubby had suggested going to the beach on the 4th of July. In his mind, the beaches wouldn't be crowded as people would be traveling and hosting BBQ's. I was hoping he was right :)
We all had a wonderful time even though it was crazy hot :(
We came home and soothed our sunburned skin :( Later that evening, we went outside and enjoyed a wonderful firework show right from our driveway. I am amazed at the fireworks that people in our neighborhood shoot off.
It then hit me, we are in the month of July. Eeeekkkkk!! We start our homeschool in August and I don't have any books. YIKES!!
Thankfully, I already know what books I want to use. I just have to find them at the best price possible. I went to my normal resources~ Rainbow Resource, Ebay and the actual publishers to see who had the best price. I have been lucky with several Ebay auctions and am waiting patiently for them to arrive.
I kind of feel like I am cheating on our No Spend Month. I have been using our credit card to purchase homeschool books. We have a homeschool fund in place to cover all our homeschool supplies. I am not purchasing with the intent to pay it off later, we have the money currently available for these purchases :) Purchasing homeschool supplies does curb my online shopping and I love the hunt :)
Got our books for the week, ran into a friend and chatted for a little bit :) Came home, packed our lunch and off to Toys R Us we went.
Toys R Us was having a Nerf demo. Anything Nerf gun related, my boys are there :)
|Nerf gun on wheels- how cool :)|
After the demo, we went around the store and had each boy make a list of birthday wishlist ideas. Since someone's birthday is right around the corner and then we have another birthday next month as well.
And of course, we can't take little Michael to Toys R Us without him trying on a mask:
|This picture is from the last TRU event we went 2 weeks ago :) Crazy kid :)|
We had a blast last week and it was all FREE :) We are having so much fun not spending any money :)
I can't wait to see what we come up with to do for FREE next week :)
How did you spend your 4th of July week? Did you do anything FREE or cheap last week?