Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Summer Fun 2016: A Month to Go

I haven't been keeping up with the official Summer Fun list, even if we've been doing many of the activities.  Here's the reckoning with about a month to go (we haven't done the things in bold.)
  1. Party/activity in honor of Aunt Sis--yep, Zentangle classes
  2. Go swimming at Y with friends--not at the Y but at a friend's pool
  3. Inspirational Art Rock Drop (decorate rocks and leave them in public places)--numerous times
  4. Playgroup Open House idea
  5. Meet friends at ice rink--we tried, but no one could play
  6. Attend town festival in June/volunteer at historic house--yep, annual town festival
  7. Birthday trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando--YAY!
  8. Beach trip in city--yep, with beach and movies but no ice cream truck
  9. Look for sea glass at beaches--maybe this Thursday
  10. Putt-putt golf--yep, on 4th of July weekend, at a new place for us
  11. Create Minecraft server
  12. Make ice cream--yep, raspberry chocolate chunk
  13. Have a lemonade stand (Bud asked to do it for Autism)--we raised $76
  14. Play in sprinkler
  15. Go to zoo
  16. Biking
  17. Celebrate 4th of July--went to a kung fu friend's picnic
  18. Celebrate Solstice--not really this year
  19. Celebrate Mama's birthday--does Harry Potter World count?
  20. Birthday parties for kids--slumber party and rope course
  21. Decorate chalkboard for summer
  22. Learn to cook weekly dinners
  23. Make ice cube candles
  24. Make soap
  25. Learn an ASL sign a day
  26. Create a Zentangle tile-a-day--I've done this
  27. Make friendship bread starter and share

  28. Attend friends' Friday Night Dance Party--not as often as I'd like, but we've been a few times
  29. Start afternoon tea party tradition
  30. Kite flying
  31. Wash car
  32. See Finding Dory--yes
  33. See Secret Life of Pets--yes
  34. See Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them--ooops, November
  35. Harry Potter and the Curse Child book party--Mama and I went
  36. Set up tent in backyard
  37. Zentangle classes with Sis and Bud helping--great success!
Plus a few things not on the original list:
 38.  Learn a new game--for me, Dragonvale; the kids have picked up Slither-io.  We have all tried the "retro" game 5 Seconds
39.  Do some of our summer homework NOT the last week of school--yep, both have done a lot of reading and a little math at khanacademy.org
40.  Harry Potter tag--with special rules for spells like "incendio" (can't cross a certain fire line), "expelliarmus" (can't use wand for 20 seconds), and "stupefy" (can't move for 30 seconds).
41.  "B" movies--Sharknado!
42.  Those pre-80s TV shows--"Gilligan's Island," "Love Boat," "Happy Days," "Brady Bunch"
43.  Watch "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." with kids
44.  Mommies' nano-honeymoon weekend
45.  Watch the Great British Bakeoff
46.  Sis starts horseback riding
47.  Mama and Sis take sailing lessons
48.  Sis has rock climbing camp
49. Bud does computer camp--and spends one night

Coming Soon:

  • A week with Gommie
  • Overnight camp for a week for Bud
  • lobster dinner sailing cruise
  • Great Hawk Migration program

And the one thing that never, ever crossed our minds for the summer:  getting Eris!

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