Tuesday, June 08, 2010

our Summer list


I am a self-confessed list maker. I make all kinds of lists for all kinds of things. I can't help it...it's what I do :)

This year, in an effort to be a little more intentional with our time over the next three months, I decided to make a Summer list with the kids. We sat down with paper and markers, and brainstormed all the fun things that we wanted to make sure we did this Summer. It's an evolving list, and we may or may not get to everything on it, but so far, it is really working for us.

My kiddos are 2 and 4, and as much as I would like to just play in the pool, eat, rest, and repeat.....they get bored with an activity after about 30 minutes, so it helps to have a few ideas handy to keep the bickering and complaining to a minimum!! Now we have activities to look forward to, and a visual reminder of all the fun we are having this Summer.

I would love to hear the "must-dos" on your family's list......

2 comments:

The Frisco Russells said...

LOVE it!! I think I will steal it!! :) So fun!!
We have some of those things on our list but I'm going to make a cute one like you did!!
We also have:
**Splash Park
**Swim Party - check but we will have more I'm sure!
**Scavenger Walk (take like a pringles can and decorate it and then make a list of stuff to find while on a walk) and fill it up!
**Make/Write a story book - we already did this - so cute!
**Lots of visits to the sno cone lady
**watch fireworks
**go to a baseball game
That's all I can think of right now

LOVE your idea!!

Shayne and Leslee said...

Similar to your friend, we are seeing how many sno cone flavors we can sample this summer...cute idea!

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