Nothing happens in our house unless we make it a goal. So here is our summer fun list for 2012, in no order.
* See a couple of the best of summer kid movies (MADAGASCAR 3 was one).
* Read lots of books.
kids are active in the summer reading program at the local library.
There is usually a time after an activity where they just want to chill,
and that is when we read. I try not to save reading for bedtime during
the summer since we have all day.
* Take a vacation at the lake
kids did not get to go to the lake last summer since we went to South
Carolina (although Chris and I went in August alone). This year,
planning any kind of trip has been a challenge with Chris' crazy work
schedule. BUT, we have pinpointed a week that we hope to get to the
lake. Alivia is trying to sneak in 2 weeks, but I keep telling her she
should be lucky to get the one week in. We will see, though.
* Camp in the backyard
try to do this every year, and we would like to keep up the tradition.
Who knows, perhaps we will get adventurous and camp OUTDOORS! Scary
thought I am thinking. Do they have room service in camp grounds?
* Bake and Cook
kids love baking. I hope to teach Alivia how to make chocolate chip
cookies BY HERSELF! I know, crazy thought, but I am out to try anything.
* Give the kids responsibility
are starting off great cleaning the bathrooms, their rooms and taking
out the trash. I hope to give them a little more eventually.
Humm...where to go next.
This summer we are going to start the allowance. Ah...I have research to do.
* HAVE THE BEST SUMMER EVER!