While some people make easy summer lists that include things like "catch a frog" or "blow bubbles in the back yard", our list is easy for the kids but sometimes difficult for me. Weather, attitudes, budget, and Steve's availability all play a role in how I plan our activities.
With that said, summer is fun but exhausting. Isn't that how it should be though? I have my moments of longing for the kids to be back in school but for the most part, I enjoy having my kids home. I enjoy seeing them decompress, laugh and be carefree. Being carefree takes a lot of work!
Here's our list and what we've done so far.....
GO TO NEIGHBORHOOD POOL
Like, a zillion times.
Both kids have had several play dates.
FIREWORKS AT UNCLE TOM'S AND AUNT STEFF'S
So. Much. Fun!
We missed doing this last year because of our move.
GO TO STARBUCKS WITH MRS. ZIMA
Cam's First Grade teacher. Love her!
GO TO ROYALS GAME
Two games so far.
GO TO THE MALL
Of course, they can't be away from video games for very long.
TABLE ROCK LAKE
Double bonus since we were with the Lee's!
SEE A MOVIE
Ironically we have seen Monster's University and Despicable Me Two but had our photo taken with a Turbo sign.
Steve showing off his robot skills.
PICK FRUIT FROM AND ORCHARD
SILVER DOLLAR CITY
We are now season ticket holders.
Yes, the Lee's are family.
Aunt Roxanne and Uncle Ron came for a weekend visit.
On the boat with the Silva's!
This was early in the summer but it just got too hot!
JOIN LIBRARY READING CLUB (NO MUSH BRAINS THIS SUMMER)
No photos of them reading. :-(
WORLDS OF FUN
Hanging out with Snoopy.
Can you spot Colin, Cam, Steve and Uncle Ron?
OCEANS OF FUN
Colin got stung by a wasp on the walk over to Oceans of Fun so he sat and waited for his brother for 2 hours. He did get his feet wet the last 5 minutes we were there. The wasp sting is still a little swollen. Keeping an eye on it.
Again, early in the summer so we'll have to do it again when it's cooler.
We spent 6 hours at Lego Discovery. That's a little hard to do but they managed.
STILL ON OUR LIST
CAMP SILVA (HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON ME AND I'M NOT SURE I HAVE IT IN ME)
GREAT WOLF LODGE
COLORADO (SAD TO SAY WE HAVE CANCELED OUR AUG. TRIP)
TYE DYE SHIRTS (ALREADY HAVE ALL THE SUPPLIES)
NASCAR RACE (I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THEY RACE IN THE SUMMER??)
Only a few weeks of summer left. :-( I'm not sure we'll be able to get to everything left on or list (Nascar race??) but we're going to have fun trying!