I can't believe the kids only have 2 days of school left, the days are flying by. We have been talking about what we want to do this summer and one thing we agreed on is having a schedule. The days just go by more smoothly if we know ahead of time what the plan is. Last year we'd wake up and I'd ask them what they wanted to do and got 3 different answers, this led to some unhappy days. So a schedule is good for me also and I will make sure some days are free to just play and hang around.
One thing will be different this summer, Renee has a babysitting job and will be gone 3 days a week. I have to be honest and say this makes me a little sad and will take time to get use to her not being here and when we are having fun and going out it will be weird not having her beside us. Would love to turn the clock back to when they were little and all we did was play in the backyard and they NEVER GOT BORED!!!
So here is our summer list: it will include some fun stuff, chores and we always do some school stuff thru the summer. I have always thought kids didn't need such a long break between school years. All that learning, reading, writing, math facts etc. gets forgotten about and the kids get lazy then in the fall they have to start over again. So we do a little bit of school a few days a week.
CAMPING AND PITCHING TENT IN BACKYARD
GOING TO SCOOTER DOGS
LIBRARY READING PROGRAM
READING BUDDIES AT LIBRARY
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
MAKE ART FOR GIRLS ROOM AND FIX UP PRETTY/PAINT HEADBOARDS
MOVIE DAYS, WE HAVE TONS TO WATCH
GOING TO TRACK 3X A WEEK AND EXERCISE AT HOME, FOR ALL OF US
STAYING OUTSIDE AN HOUR EACH DAY
CHRISTMAS IN JULY ( I SURPRISED KIDS LAST JULY WITH THIS AND WILL AGAIN)
MUSIC NIGHT IN OUR VILLAGE, EACH WEEK IS A DIFFERENT THEME
CATCHING FIREFLIES AND MAKING SMORES
WATER BALLOON GAMES/FIGHTS
DREAMING, WATCHING CLOUDS, DOING NOTHING
GRATITUDE JOURNALS FOR ALL OF US
READING SCRIPTURES, THIS IS NEW FOR US
READ OUTSIDE WITH BLANKETS/ PILLOWS... WE ARE BIG READERS
VISIT OUR FAVE PARKS AND FIND NEW ONES
KEEP UP WITH PROJECT LIFE
COUSIN SWITCH DAY ( MY SISTER AND I WILL TRADE KIDS FOR THE DAY)
This looks like a lot but will barely fill the days. These are things I'm hoping we make the time for anything else will be a bonus. I know some of you have made your lists for the summer which I enjoyed reading. For the others let me know what your plans are if you have any, I would love to see them. Thanks for reading and enjoy your Sunday!!!
p.s. So far our first days of vacation won't be that nice, I'm actually in pants and long sleeves now. Sadly no going to the pool/beach till it gets warm again.