Thursday, August 14, 2008

Summer Days

With summer coming to an end. I'm going to post some favorite things we love about this season.

  • Build a sandcastle
  • Bury someone in the sand
  • Buy a movie projector and charge admission to view the movie that is projected on the side of your house at night. (set up chairs, couches, snack bar etc.)
  • Celebrate on the beach with an ice cream fight - then dive in with your clothes on
  • Cook your breakfast on an outdoor fire
  • Find a field of wild flowers and sell bouquets for 5 bucks each
  • Float down a slow river on a tub....this is alot of fun.
  • Go boating
  • Go camping on the beach
  • Go far a tram ride
  • Go on a rock find
  • Go paddle boating
  • Go swimming with all your clothes on
  • Go to a classical concert outdoors
  • Go to an afternoon baseball game
  • Go to an outdoor café
  • Go to the beach with sandwiches and a fantastic friend
  • Go to your nearest trampoline and bounce
  • Learn a new water dive
  • Learn to throw a boomerang
  • Look for sand dollars and shells at a beach
  • On a super hot day, get a kiddy wading pool - fill it up - then sit in it for most of the afternoon
  • Play backgammon outdoors somewhere
  • Play croquet with party beverages...this is alot of fun.
  • Play some children's games
  • Put up a basketball hoop
  • Ride every ride at the carnival
  • Set up the sprinkler
  • Sign up for a summer cam...this was awesome.
  • Start a herb garden or veggie garden and watch it grow all summer.
  • Swim at the pool
  • Swim in a lake or a river
  • Watch fireflies light their bums up
  • Have a water balloon fight.
  • Go for a walk along the beach or a wooded path.
  • See the sunrise.
  • Have a picnic.
  • Watch the sunset.
  • Make playdoh.
  • Read a chapter book aloud to your kids.
  • Read a novel (something just for you!)
  • Go fishing.
  • Make homemade ice cream in a Ziploc bag.
  • Sit outside and sip iced tea.
  • Make fresh lemonade. Miller loves to do this one.
  • Camp out in a tent.
  • Take pictures of the kids having fun!
  • Eat watermelon outside, and let the juice run all over the place!
  • Walk in the grass barefoot.
  • Use lotion, soap, or shampoo that smells like coconuts.
  • Paint your toenails.
  • Get out the kids' watercolor paints and paint a picture of summer means to you.
  • Collect seashells and save them with some sand in a decorative bowl.
  • Sleep in at least once.
  • Hang your bed sheets outside to dry and bask in their clean sunshine smell.
  • Eat strawberry shortcake.
  • Get someone else to take your picture with the kids, smiling and sun-kissed.
  • Write a letter to a friend and include at least three great things that have happened this summer.
  • Thank someone who has helped you out.
  • Eat your favorite summer fruits and berries.
  • Go swimming as a family.
I guess that sums it all up. Summer is almost over.....and we have had a rockin good one. (As Madison says) We have done almost all of these......the beach ones will come in enjoy these last days of summer with the ones you will soon be over.


KrisinTN said...

Making memories...hmmmm I love your picture today! It just looks peaceful...

Christy said...

This made me sad summer is coming to an end!!

BUT fall is my favorite season so I am ready for that aswell!!

Renee said...

Sounds like y'all did have a rocking summer! I'm looking forward to Fall, my favorite season.

Tammy and Parker said...

I have no idea where my summer went. ahhh!