Friday, June 18, 2010

some summer inspiration

Man, it has been really hot here the past couple of days! So much so that we are back to our summer routine of outside early morning, inside most of the afternoon, back outside after 7:00. Which is pushing our bedtime way later than I would prefer. But that's not the point here. I have been dreaming up some ideas for things to do this summer, and have found some great ones on blogs.

Our To Do list for the summer reads like this:

1. Pudding skate
2. Flour swim
3. Ice cream fight
4. Tempra paint water balloon toss
5. Soapy trampoline
6. Kool-aid water gun

Now, this is not a definitive list, other things like "teach Moonpie to braid" are not on this list. This is more of a I-am-so-bored-what-on-earth-can-we-do-to-make-it-through-the-day (without dying of heatstroke) kind of list. When I'm feeling uninspired I look to this list for some crazy idea to get us out of our slump. And it works!

I have found some other great ideas in blog-land that you have to see!
  • Check out Ashley's waterpark! We are FOR SURE doing this! If you've never visited Ashley's blog, you must.
  • And then there was this from Heather. I've mentioned here before how I like to keep journals for each of my children, but I love this idea of them journaling their long summer days! Yep, this goes on the list!
  • Nicola always has great, do-able ideas! I love this one for nature journaling!

What brings you inspiration on these hot summer days? Please share!


Amanda said...

LOL -- sounds like a lot of messy, sticky fun!!

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Thank you for the link love, Mandi!
That last photo is priceless!