I asked the kids what I should write about. Amelie said "well, we love to watch Pokémon!" I'd say that's true. The Pokémon GO craze did not miss the Buffaloe kids! In fact, it encouraged the kids to get outside, like when we went to Cosmo Park (or, as the kids call it, the Dinosaur Park).
James is on the lookout for something!
Slide races were my favorite part of our trips to the park and one of the kids' favorite parts too--the only thing they liked more was getting me to chase them.
We spent some time inside too. One day we went to my house to meet my dog, Sally. The kids took a liking to her and she took a liking to them too.
All three like to watch TV. It's probably Pokémon.
Our unstructured time was nice, but my favorite thing we did all summer (and by the looks on the kids' faces one of their favorite things too) was go to Mizzou's Art and Archaeology kids program. We learned about the history masks and then got to make our own!
The kids masks (James managed to leave me maskless after claiming mine as his own)
Related to masks, the app Snapchat has a feature that James just calls "Silly Faces." That was a favorite of his for sure.
A "Silly Face" example. James wearing a flower crown.
These kids are goofy and sweet, rowdy and funny, but more than anything, these kids are loving. My favorite days were the ones when they would catch me on the way out the door for hugs and kisses. What sweet kids.