Thursday, June 16, 2011

Making Summer Memories

My newest challenge is making time to make summer memories and traditions with my kids while still having some focused learning (and you know, clean, cook, fetch the baby who has escaped out the door...again). I'm going to try to continue in a bit of our studies, maybe changing things up a bit...a unit study on space, weather journals, and my daughter wants to master cursive writing.

My friend Gina's post about summer got me to thinking about making a summer list. We are still working on it, but it has been a fun topic of conversation. We are excited about going to the farmer's market to sell eggs, our weekly pool date with friends, and staying up a little later to catch lightning bugs.

Like all kids, mine love water fun! I recently got out the water balloons. We had a blast with them, but then I remembered these sponge balls. These would be better than water balloons for little ones. So many of the water balloons we spent time filling just bounced off of little bodies and rolled away.

I will share with you a little tradition we have as a family. Occasionally, when everyone's tired but we just need a little relaxing time together, we go out for a little drive. Sometimes we stop at Starbucks first, and we just play music and talk. The last time we did this, we added a twist to it. We quickly came up with a list of things to look for, just easy things- a yellow car, two people walking, a yard with a swimming pool. Some were easy to find, and others (a three-legged dog) were just silly and nearly impossible. We just had the best time that evening.

Well, I feel like summer is slipping away too quickly already! I've always been an occasional blogger, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. There is just too much fun to be had right now!

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