Thursday, June 7, 2012

Goodbye, preschool. Hello summer fun!

 This one has graduated from her fun 3 year old preschool class. Her teachers were incredibly enthusiastic teaching her class all sorts of things. They surely impressed the heck out of me with all the activities, experiments, and fun they had this year.
Truth be told, I was merely hoping for a safe place for Lilah to have fun for a few hours a few days a week when Carter went off to Kindergarten & baby Clara was born & she craved "her own" thing.

Monkey Class has done loads for her maturity & her teachers' patient care is largely appreciated. What a treat!
Our family has watched the DVD reel of class photos & songs many times since her teacher gifted it to her at the end of school last week.
Now, she's home every day with me.
Her expression fits my feelings exactly; a mix of joy & YIKES!
So far we've been to the gym, the pool, the beach, a lunch date, a picnic, & painted nails. 
It's going to be a long few months. 
What's that quote? The days are long but the years are short. Very true.

I love all the brightly colored chalkboard bucket lists for summer circulating the web. And I am planning to draft a schedule for at least one plan per day of the week: bake, outdoor fun, read, craft, etc. (inspiration for both chalkboard & weekly plans found here)
Most days we could do all 4 before 10am. Still, something on the agenda for each day will help us not to get lost in a sea of free time.
Some of our summer plans:
Some of our list is specific to us. Some you can use too! I've been collecting ideas for activities for us to do this summer on my Pinterest Kids board.

Free bowling at AMF locations (click link to get your voucher) for all kids this summer (2 games per day) or check out for other offers

Free family movies at many theaters offered a couple of days a week. Click the picture above for the schedule at the Regal theater near you. No Regal nearby? This site has a long list of other summer movie options.
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  1. We made the list - cool!!!!
    Those kind of lists have been crucial for us the last few summers, and now, just like that, something has changed with the almost 8 year old. She can truly grasp the value of down time after an intense academic year; and has many of her own ‘projects’ she’s been waiting to find time for. Days dragging less and less for me, years flying even faster.

  2. and oh my gosh that face! Can’t wait to get reacquainted with this terribly interesting little creature!


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