Welcome, Summer!

How do I know that summer has begun?
IMG_8706Why, when we get to start checking things off on our Summer Fun Checklist, of course! We had so much fun with last year’s checklist that the girls were really eager to create a new one to help us set some goals for the next few months. 🙂

IMG_8700Much of the list is the same as last year, but isn’t the very definition of summer getting wet with friends, then finishing every day with an ice cream? For us it’s also a really great time to get in a visit to Nana’s and Granddad’s house, which is when we make sure to take our annual swim in a natural spring. And of course, a hot summer means lots and lots of frozen cokes! 😉

IMG_8701Our checklist might be full of classic summer fun activities, but there are quite a few new ones, too! Emily is really into chess right now, so she’s excited to participate in Chess Club at the local library this summer. And Julia is learning to swim, which means that gets a nod on the poster as well. This is one of my favorite things about this project – seeing the girls’ current interests and goals written and put on display. ❤

IMG_8698Here are some of the other new ideas we added to this year’s list:

  • The Minion Movie
  • 7-Eleven Day! 🙂 (find some tips for a great trip here)
  • Electronics Camp (Emily)
  • VPK Open House
  • Legoland
  • Game Night
  • bake cupcakes
  • bowling
  • Inside Out
  • STEM Camp
  • Sister Sleepover
  • McDonald’s
  • Harry Potter movie night
  • Julia’s birthday
  • Emily’s birthday
  • trampoline park

This year there are even more activities for us to check off – and I love that there’s still a little more room to add things as we think of them! 🙂

A checklist can be a great way to beat boredom during the summer, and you don’t even have to make it poster-style like I did. A good friend of mine liked the idea but doesn’t consider herself to be artsy enough to draw out her list, so she came up with another way to display her goals – a Summer Bucket List! Super cute, right? Check out the how-to on her blog here.

Easy DIY Bucket List - TM2S

Hope you all have a fabulous and fun-filled summer! ❤

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