Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Fun

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Here we are in the full swing of summer vacation.  Day #3 to be exact.  I almost thought we wouldn't make it past day #2, but somehow we all survived and lived to tell the tale.  I think it was a mixture of let down from the weekend and unrealistic expectations on my part.  I want this summer to be magical for my children, but there are realities of budget, time and just plain old real life that sometimes get in the way.   
I decided to take a page from Eighteen25 and make a list of all the fun things I'd like to do with the kids this summer.  I'm hoping having them in a  prominent place will help me stay accountable for actually doing them.
I kept the display very simple.  A clearance frame from Joann's, scrapbook paper and a sharpie- and the list of things to do is done!  I chose things we would do for sure and things I have always wanted to do but never got around to.  I'm really hoping we'll get them all crossed off.
In fact- we have a couple things done already: the carnival, parade and today: the hike.  We just walked the back way from the school up and over the hill.  Simple, close- done!
We found cactus' in bloom and had a really good time.  To help make it exciting I brought along a pack of gum (5 packs for $1 at the dollar store) and some single serve packets of punch to put in their water bottles (also from the dollar store).  Total cost- less than $1 for everyone to have a good time. 
Simple really is better.
Maybe we really can get this list done.
xoxo,
Amy

6 comments:

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

How fun! I am working on my summer fun list too!

Karen said...

Can you write my list?? My handwriting is not as cute as yours!
Love it.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Cute and fun list!! I need to get my list going! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I saw this on Eighteen25 and loved it. Your version is awesome. I love the little drawings you added, and Karen is right... your handwriting is adorable :)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Cute! I love all of the little pictures you drew to go with the things on your list. Good luck with your list! :)

Lorene (just Lu) said...

What a fun list! I use summer, since it's my husband's off-work time (school teacher) to get things done for me and us -- my projects, around the house stuff. I told him that if he wants to do fun things, he better make a list and I will work on making them happen because if it's not on a list somewhere, it won't happen this summer. :)

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