First of all, sorry about yesterday. Laundry and weeds and appliances? Yeah. Sorry.
I’ll do better today.
Some people have been asking me about our progress on our Summer Fun List.
Out of 51 things (the original list had 50, but I added “Iowa State Fair” to it when some travel plans changed), we have completed 28.
I just counted them up tonight and am a little surprised we haven’t done more.
But we’ve been having a heck of a great time.
Last night we went to the local old-fashioned drive-in restaurant for our family date night. We were going to have a picnic in the back of my truck, but there was a lot of loud and smelly construction going on right next to the restaurant. Hubby and I both thought that we could have handled the noise, but the diesel fumes were too much. So we went to a different place, with the plan to go back for our picnic either after the construction is finished or on a Saturday when the workers aren’t there.
Tonight our friends are coming over for a cookout and movie night. We’re having s’mores, and we’ll try to catch fireflies (second attempt). That’s three more things to check off in a few hours.
^Dancing/chasing when we went to an outdoor concert.
I have a date with Super Friend to take the kids to the (regular) zoo this next week. I think we’ll head to the Dirty Weird Zoo in the next two weeks too, probably when Daddy starts working nights again (we’re starting Z is for Zoo in school).
^Showing off some of the treasures we received after completing our library’s Summer Reading Program.
We have made lemonade and ice cream and I have some nice ripe bananas ready to blend into a popsicle mixture.
There are a few things we /can’t/won’t do until we go to the Farm/Iowa in a few weeks. We’ll hit the Iowa State Fair then of course, and while we’re there hopefully go to a cool butterfly garden they have. We’ll (they’ll) probably also sleep in a tent (or try to) and make sandcastles at the Farm.
I think we’ll get everything done, except maybe getting ice cream from an ice cream truck. I haven’t seen an ice cream truck on our street yet this year.
The best thing is that Miss has asked me if we can have a Winter Fun List too. We decided to have a Fall/Winter list, which already includes: Have a snowball fight, Make a snowman, Go deer hunting, and lots of crafts, all at Miss’s request.
For fun reference, with about one month to go, we have completed:
Summer Reading Program
Plant a Garden
Make Old-Fashioned Lemonade
Go to an Outdoor Concert
Make Firework Art
Go For a Boat Ride
Make Ice Cream
Read Books Outside
Go to a Splash Pad
Visit a Horse Farm and Ride a Horse (these ended up being two separate outings)
Go On a Treasure Hunt Outside
Grow Caterpillars into Butterflies
Hunt for Bugs
23 to go!