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. :)