Today is the official kick-off of summer vacation for my kids. This last week of school was filled with a class trip for my daughter, yearbook signings, and play dates. Last Saturday we went up to my in-laws to celebrate an early Father’s Day and a belated birthday for my brother-in-law. We have lots of fun and travel planned this summer and we are so excited! Here are five from this week:
1. Father’s Day – We celebrated Father’s Day with a visit to Playland Park, a local amusement park here in Westchester County. We couldn’t believe that my 9-year-old son had never been and the last time my daughter visited she was too young to remember. So, we were long over-due for a visit! We had such a fun time going on the rides together and eating some park food.
2.Mother/Daughter Lunch Date – My daughter has had 1/2 days of school for the last week and a half. Earlier this week we enjoyed a rare lunch date at a local steak house. I ordered this prime rib wrap and she ordered a cheese steak. She suggested we share which I of course was up for!
3. Watching – This week I watched very little television. On one of her half-days of school my daughter and I watched Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars on Netflix. I have to say this movie was a bit cheesy, but she enjoyed it. Since she’s been home, I haven’t been able to watch Housewives while I eat lunch, which used to be my normal routine! So now I’m behind on Potomac and New York City!
4. Reading – I am almost finished with the YA book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. What a powerful, and thought-provoking read.
5. Baking – I was long overdue in muffin making. After requesting Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins, I had my daughter help me make these from Annie’s Eats. We shared one warm, out of the oven and it was so good!
ICYMI this week on the blog:
Monday I shared my last weekly meal plan.
Wednesday I wrote about Savor Westchester, the new dining experience at The Westchester.