Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Lovin'

August arrives and we always go into shock.  Where did the summer go?  Oh my goodness only two more weeks until school starts?  We haven't event gone on vacation yet?  And then the checklist begins....

WHAT DID WE WANT TO DO THIS SUMMER THAT WE HAVEN'T DONE YET???

Mom says things like visit Hawaii, clean-out the garage and lose 20 pounds.  My list is nothing like that.  Although, grandma did go to Hawaii a few years ago and it sounds awesome... volcanoes, hiking, swimming with the fish... who wouldn't want to say they did that stuff during their summer break?

So, the craziness that is August begins. Since most of us don't have the time or money to head out at the last last minute on a grand vacation, it's important to remember there are lots of things we can do in the summer that are free or close to it.

 Get out your pencils (and I don't mean for school) and see how many of these things you can say you did.

___  Played with chalk, bubbles and sparklers.
___  Ran around or rode your bike outside
___  Went to a pool or water park.
___  Made a new friend at the park.
___  Had a lemonade stand.
___  Bought a new toy-- at a garage sale.
___  Make shish-kabobs--Ask to be grillmaster
___  Make sun tea,
___  Jump in the puddles after it rains.
___  Drive with the windows down, listening to tunes.
___  Visit a Farmer's Market,
___  Go on a picnic.
___  Tried a new sport you had never played before.
___  Plant flowers.
___  Catch Lightening Bugs and Lay under the stars.
___  Go to a baseball game-- or organize a neighborhood game.
___  Wash your bike
___  Gone fishing.
___  Create or paint an BIG cardboard box.
___  Played in the sand.

Those are the ones I could come up with off the top of my head.  Here are some pictures of me doing some of that super-fun summer stuff... or other people doing them, like the lemonade stand.





What kind of fun did you have this summer that I forgot to put on my list?

Please share... I wouldn't want to miss out.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Ooh... how about having a camp fire and roasting marshmallows!

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