I blasted some Disney songs and we all danced and rocked out while we went from room to room cleaning. Picture the scene from Mary Poppins when they clean up, but with a little more hip hop. ;) We laughed and sang and were productive as well!
Then I let the girls play on the computer for a while using the Photo Booth app. They had the time of their lives taking pictures and cracking up at the special effects. I love watching them explore new things! It's always entertaining.
Once they were finished, I told Marley we would take her Halloween candy to the dentist office for the Candy Buyback. She remembered doing the buyback last year and she requested to draw another thank you card for the US Troops. She completed her picture and off we went. Both Marley and Dylan were very excited to get a few dollars for their candy. Luckily, they don't have much of an attachment to sugar, so saying goodbye to their stash wasn't too hard. I gave them the choice to take the money home and save it or to go straight to the store and pick out a toy. They both shouted "Toy!" Next stop, Target.
It was a great day. We did not follow our usual curriculum and we did not engage in formal academics, but we had so much fun enjoying each other's company and we still found learning opportunities all around us.