Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Fun Update

It's only been a week, but we're off to a good start with our list.  Though, in fairness, we did a few before school was even out.

  1. Party/activity in honor of Aunt Sis
  2. Go swimming at Y with friends
  3. Meet friends at ice rink:  this is actually tomorrow
  4. *Attend town festival in June/volunteer at historic house:  we did this before school was even out!
  5. *Beach trip in city
  6. *Putt-putt golf
  7. *Baseball game
  8. Family book club (we're reading Menagerie and also Redwall)
  9. Eat Dole Whip:  first night of summer, we got Dole Whip and Fluffernutter sundaes!
  10. Make ice cream
  11. Go to outdoor concert
  12. Have a barbecue (after bricking fire pit)
  13. Raise butterflies
  14. Have a lemonade stand (cookies for cancer?)
  15. Picnic:  we had a deli picnic, but I hope to do something more sophisticated soon.
  16. Mario kart-athon
  17. Movie night
  18. Old tv show marathon (ours or theirs)
  19. Watch some movie musicals 
  20. Play in sprinkler:  and used it to make a slippery water slide!
  21. *Go to culture festival (Scottish, Irish, Greek, etc.):  we loved the Greek festival food, as always!  
  22. *Go to Renaissance festival
  23. *Go to zoo
  24. Stargazing at observatory
  25. *Biking
  26. Celebrate 4th of July
  27. Celebrate Solstice:  they stayed up "all night," which was midnight for Sis and about an hour later for Bud.  I even played Mario Kart with them at midnight.
  28. Celebrate Mama's birthday:  a weekend of take-out meals and movies!
  29. Birthday party for kids:  coming soon, Minions movie birthday party.
  30. *Go to nature center
  31. *Go to aquarium
  32. *Go to bird festvial
  33. Try a new craft/art project
  34. Decorate chalkboard for summer:  we started our own mini-drawings of Awesome Summer Things.
  35. Learn to cook weekly dinners
  36. Make ice cube candles
  37. Make soap
  38. Activity kit day
  39. Host a sleepover with friends.  
  40. Learn how to clean bathrooms:  Bud earned a ticket for this already--on his own initiation!
  41. Learn how to work washer/dryer
  42. Make popsicles.
  43. Hang pictures.
  44. Learn an ASL sign a day (or more)
  45. Learn some computer coding using Scratch
  46. Make shrub for 4th of July
  47. Make friendship bread starter and share
  48. Photos with public art around town ("benching," Bud called it)
  49. Make homemade virgin pina coladas
  50. Make blankets for cat shelter


  51. Learn a new game
  52. Learn a new magic/card trick
  53. *Go letterboxing or geocaching locally
  54. Attend friends' Friday Night Dance Party:  for first one, the kids swam and tried "kiddy crack" (butter-cinnamon-sugar spread on graham crackers)
  55. Start afternoon tea party tradition ("Tea Tuesdays")
  56. Explore new music genres together ("Music Mondays"):  we started with the 80s.
  57. Practice making lemon curd and clotted cream
  58. Research places to go in England, etc
  59. Purge and donate toys and books
  60. Pajamas day
  61. No electricity day
  62. Do a 1000 piece puzzle
  63. Kite flying
  64. Wash car
  65. Buy new couches?
  66. Community service project (volunteer with cats?)
  67. Do nothing special

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