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Saturday, April 23, 2016

What Should We Do This Summer?

 When I was in high school and college, I used to make a list every spring of things that I wanted to do during the summer. It was a fun way to get excited about summertime, plus just an excuse for my list obsessed making self to make another list.

I've made my "50 Things To Do This Summer" list a few times since I've had kids, but it's been a few years, and my list has definitely changed to be a bit more kid and mom friendly. So here is our list for this year, some things are very specific to our family, I've made a graphic of more general fun summer activities for a Catholic family! I'll be linking up here as I blog about our summer adventures!

  1. Build a swing set
  2. Eat ice cream/popsicle/frozen yogurt
  3. Fly a kite
  4. Go to the zoo
  5. Blow bubbles
  6. Swim
  7. Visit all of the parks in the park system
  8. Plant a garden
  9. Go fishing
  10. Camp out
  11. Run a race
  12. Library summer reading game
  13. Paint something 
  14. Draw with chalk
  15. Play baseball
  16. VBS
  17. Ride bikes
  18. Watch fireworks
  19. Be flower girls (okay, so we can't all do this one)
  20. Grill
  21. Try a new recipe
  22. Make ice cream
  23. Have a party
  24. Go for a long walk
  25. Play with cousins/friends
  26. Sew something
  27. Knit something
  28. Go to the farmer's market
  29. Have a bonfire
  30. Go garage saling
  31. Pick strawberries
  32. Pick blueberries
  33. Visit Hale Farm
  34. Go to morning mass
  35. Read lots of books
  36. Movie night
  37. Ride the train at the outlet mall
  38. Go out to dinner
  39. Have a dance party
  40. Visit the splash pad
  41. Play in the rain
  42. Go to a baseball game
  43. Build a fort
  44. Go see a movie
  45. Work on a craft project
  46. Go to the fair
  47. Play in the sprinkler
  48. Have a water balloon fight
  49. Have a picnic
  50. Make s'mores

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

10 Thoughts About The 9 Month Sleep Regression

1. I am going to be stuck in this chair for the rest of my life.

2. I need to teach Elise how to make dinner.

3. Remember when I used to do things? Anything?

4. What do people who don't use baby carriers do?

5. I vow, that as soon as this sleep regression is over, that I am going to make good use of my time and always fold my laundry right out of the dryer.

6. Coffee is the best.

7. Maybe if I just move reeeeeeally slowly, I'll be able to put him down and use the bathroom alone.

8. Nope. Didn't work, back to the chair.

9. I should have put dinner in the crock pot this morning, why did I think I'd have time during "nap time"?

10. The other kids are being so quiet. That probably means they are doing something they shouldn't. I don't even care because at least that means the baby is sleeping.