Can you believe that summer is more than half-way over? Every summer, I sit down with my kids and we come up with a list of things we want to do before summer is over. We each come up with suggestions and then we narrow the list down to one that we will be reasonably able to accomplish. While we haven’t competed our list, we have made a little progress. Some of the things that made our list this summer include:
– Make homemade milkshakes
– Go to the movies with the kids
– Take the kids skating
– Play put-put golf
– Play in the sprinkler
– Go swimming
– Family Game Night
– Visit my grandparents
Our kids love milkshakes, so to give them some independence, they have learned to make their own milkshakes using the blender. (As well as clean up their mess) We all went to the grocery store and each picked out our favorite flavor ice cream using free product coupons that I won from a sweepstakes. Michael’s favorite is vanilla. Dylan wanted caramel. Caroline prefers chocolate, and so does Madison, but Maddie likes chunks of ice in hers. Let’s be honest, I love any kind of ice cream, so I have a sampling of them all.
We took our kids to see the movie Max. We all agreed that this was a great movie for everyone to see! I’ll try to post a review of the movie soon.
We were able to cross skating off of our list early in the summer. Some friends of ours had their birthday party at the skating rink. It was the first time the girls had been skating. They absolutely loved it! They took to it like naturals.
We haven’t been able to go play put-put golf yet. I’ll be watching Groupon for a deal. (Of course!)
I have had to put the sprinkler out in the yard to try to get the grass to grow. Caroline especially loves to play in the sprinkler. What is summer without water, right?!?
I was able to take the girls swimming one Saturday while Michael was at work. Madison was the only one that was able to take swimming lessons this year. By the time we made it to the front of the line to sign up, the level 1 class was full (after only 30 minutes). Caroline was so disappointed! To practice what Madison learned, my sister-in-law had us over to go swimming at her house. Madison has really advanced this summer, despite not being able to practice often.
We are able to see my mom’s mother a good bit because she lives so close, but every summer I like to go visit my dad’s mother. We usually see her on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I still keep in touch throughout the year. (I hope I am in half the shape that she is in when I am 85 years old.) We plan on going to stay with her before school starts.
How is your summer going? Do you make a bucket list of things that you want to do over the summer? What kind of plans are on your list? How is your progress?