I've been MIA for a while, mainly because I've been dealing with a few kid related issues that I'll try to share in the future when I have a better grasp on everything and can do a more thorough post on them.
But now I want to talk about planning summer activities! The weather is starting to get warmer where we live and we are spending more time outdoors these days. The 3 older E kids are also starting to get to know some new kids in our neighborhood and playing with them. I'm starting to experience kids coming to our door and asking if the kids can come out and play. It's a little weird and exciting at the same time, I'm not quite used to my kids being old enough for this but I'm really happy they are making new friends and being outside more.
John and I have been coming up with a summer list and make some plans for the warm days to come. E1, E2, and E3 will be attending a summer camp at our church for a week. And E1 will be attending a pre-K summer reading program for the whole of July. We still have plenty of weekends to fill up though.
We decided that this summer the one big activity we wanted to do together was biking. We got the kids their helmets and are in the process of finding some 2nd hand bikes for them on Craigslist. It has been MANY years since I last biked but supposedly the saying is that you never forget right? So I need to find a bike as well and see if the saying is true. This is the one big activity we want to do this summer, other things in our list are as follows:
1) Go to the zoo at least one more time before our membership expires.
2) Go to Please Touch Museum before our membership expires.
3) Have a picnic at the park at least one time.
4) Plant something with the kids.
5) Fly a kite with the kids.
6) Take the kids to see a lighthouse.
7) Go to the beach at least one time.
8) Make our own bubble solution and attempt to make huge bubbles.
9) Go fruit picking.
In general we want to do our best to spend as much time outside as possible.
Do you have any summer plans? Would love to hear what they are!