Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Time...

I really do love the summer time. But lately it seems like summer manages to slip past me. I'm not really sure why... but it doesn't feel the same as when I was a kid. Well, I'm sure that working part time and having to clean the house, do the laundry, plan and execute meals, and take care of a toddler are all a part of why the "care free" days of summer are gone. But it should still feel like summer... shouldn't it?

Here we are on the very last day of June. July 4th weekend is ahead of us and what was a quiet, relaxing weekend has turned into the marathon of get togethers. We went from a weekend of laying by the lake at my parents house to graduation parties, BBQ's, charity events, family coming to town craziness. Can we make it feel like summer?

I know what I need to do. I need to break out my calendar and plan some summer activities. I need to set aside some days where we aren't rushing here and there and everywhere. And make those days just about us... the three of us. No extended family, no friends... just me, the hubs, and the babe.

So what will we do on those days...

  1. visit the ice cream shop - can you believe it's June 30th and we haven't been to my favorite ice cream shop once this season! It's a crime...
  2. go to the zoo - we went for Little Miss's birthday and it was the best! We took our time and wandered around. 
  3. Sesame Place - I went as a kid and I cannot wait to take Little Miss! I just need to think of the perfect time so maybe it won't be super busy.
  4. picnic at the park - Seems so simple... but really, it needs to be planned in order for it to happen. I would love to play on the playground all morning.. have a picnic lunch... and stroll home in time for nap. Perfect day :) And maybe the ice cream man will be there!
  5. family movie night - Yep... simple. I want to crank up the AC.. pull out the blankets... turn out the lights and put in a great.... cartoon. Yeah, it will have to be a cartoon to keep Little Miss engaged. And of course there will have to be ice cream sundaes! 
  6. s'mores - I want to make s'mores by a campfire.
I am going to accomplish all of these by the end of the summer! Well, that's my goal. Now I need to break out the good old calendar and start making some plans. It's never too soon to start family traditions and memories. And I know my little one will love every one of these activities!

9 comments:

CHRISTINE said...

sounds like a great plan!

ElmoFan said...

I could go for some ice cream right now.

Jenerally Speaking said...

Those are all awesome goals .. sounds like you've got a fun summer ahead of you!!

Lara said...

I hope we get to all of them and more!!

Show Me Mama said...

You are absolutely right. We all want to be with our friends and family but sometimes you just want to be with just you, hubby and little one. So, those 6 items you mentioned sound great. I try to stop myself to always say yes. Now, I just say to friends or even my family that we are busy or I have planned something with just the 3 of us. Maybe next time, but believe me it can be hard. Enjoy your time with the family.

Mom vs. the boys said...

ooohh tell me more about Sesame Place, do you live close by? I was thinking I really want to take the kids there next summer, yup, all the way from Canada. is it worth the trip?

Lara said...

We're about an hour from there. I haven't been since I was a kid... but my mom said we had the best time. I am very excited to take little miss there! From what I hear from friends it's fantastic!!

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