Since my birthday is in the Summer, my husband and I usually take a trip by ourselves. This year I decided I would take my 13 yr old Brother In Law and 12 yr old Son to Minnesota and send the younger kids to Chicago to stay with Grandma and Grandpa. After seeing the pictures of the younger ones trip, I’m a little jealous I wasn’t there to enjoy it with them. Overall I would say it was a great end to summer break.
Older Kids Trip To Minnesota
River Walk in Naperville, IL
Minnehaha Falls- Minneapolis, Minn
Downtown Minneapolis, Minn
Valley Fair Shakopee, Minn
State Capital- St. Paul, Minn
Younger Kids Trip
Water park outside of Yorkville, IL
Hope everyone is enjoying summer and gearing up for the upcoming school year
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(I assure you everyone is happy even though they look miserable)
This week we took a trip to Sandusky, Ohio to visit Cedar Point and view the 4th of July fireworks. It was in the late 90′s so we went to the beach and headed to the pool. We did spend a few hours in the park on the 5th but being from MI, I’m used to summers being in the 80′s. Late 90′s-100 is too hot for a theme park. (Tip from me to you) Here are a few of the pics, during the summer months you can follow me on Instagram to check out what we have been up to =)
Hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoy their weekend.
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During the summer we take it pretty easy around here. We mainly focus on learning through play and discovery. Due to the lack of structure the summer days bring, it has made for a fun week.
Situation Number 1- I hear ” Mom TJ drew on his wall, Dads gonna be mad” and this is what I find along with a 3 yr old covered in marker from head to toe.
Situation 2- I’m watering the garden and the kids are catching butterflies.. I hear ” MOM I GOT A BABY!” as my 4 yr old is coming towards me, I’m terrified to see what kind of baby she had..she found this..
Don’t worry it wasn’t dead and we washed our hands after this. (He died the next day)
So as you can tell it’s been a fun week..here’s some other highlights of the past weeks. Hope everyone is enjoying summer =)
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For almost a month we have been checking off our awesome bucket list ideas I got from Pinterest. Last week I had to add another sheet because we were going through them so fast. Somethings are not checked but we will be doing them in a couple of weeks. Here’s an update on the things we did this week.
Crayon Rubbings (plus we melted the crayons and molded them)
Took Our 1st trip of the season to get some frozen custard
Looked For Flowers
Made Sun Tea
Built With Legos
Had A Sleep-Over (many more to come)
Had A Couple Play Dates and A BBQ
And Per Heavens Request We Have Officially Started Learning To Read
For more ideas visit my summer Pinterest boards.
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School officially ended for us a few weeks ago and since we have been working on our Summer Fun List
To start off I went thru my Pinterest folder (linked above) and printed out a few pre-made list and hung them on the whiteboard.
As we go along I highlight or check off what we have done. Since this picture was taken more than a week ago we have a lot more checked off. (you will see at the bottom of this post)
Things We Have Done
Made Play Dough
Hosted a BBQ with family
Had a treasure hunt
Took TJ for his 1st trip of the season to Cedar Point and Soak City Water Parks
Went over our Summer Safety Rules from Scholastic
Made Clay from Applesauce and Cinnamon
Had a surprise visit from Chicago Grandma
and visited friends for a fire, play time and roasted marshmallows
What’s on your summer list?
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We FINISHED!!!! Here is an update of our Summer Bucket List. I’m so proud we were able to accomplish it all plus some =)
This past week JJ ended his school year so we decided to come up with a bucket list with fun things to do this summer. We started off by making a list of 50 things from cooking to visiting somewhere.Besides whats on the list we have Tuesday Night movie night the week’s JJ is here.
Go to the Movies-Final Destination 8/15
- Fireworks at Cedar Point 7/4
- Build a table with Dad 8/3
Father/Son Race Cars 8/10
- Father/Son Movie Night 8/2
Build the snakes new homes 8/11
Ride the Power Tower 8/28
- Walk the dog 7/15
- Make ice cream sandwiches 7/30
- Visit a beach 7/31 and 8/28
Have a water balloon fight 8/12,8/16,8/17
- Visit a Grandma 7/20, 7/22 and 7/31
Wii family night 8/10
Go out for ice cream 8/25
Wii family night with cousins 8/12
- Pool Time 7/16
Make an obstacle course 8/12, 8/16,8/27
- Make Hand Prints w/ Salt Dough 7/16
Make a catapult 8/25
- Step Mom/ Step Son pool time 7/19
- Give Benny a bath (dog) 7/13
- Ride 4-wheeler 7/18
- Photo Scavenger Hunt 7/28
Make a Rocket 8/13
Make a time capsule 8/26
- Make a countdown calendar for something your looking forward to 8/3
Build an indoor fort 8/17
- Scary Movie night 6/29
Make a Parachute 8/17
Summer Fun Day 8/16
- Get Fireworks 7/29
Make Cookies 8/15
- Go to Cedar Point 7/31 and 7/14
- Have a sleep over 7/27 , 7/28, 8/12,8/13,8/14,8/15,8/16,8/26,8/27,8/28,8/29
Make a root beer float 8/13
Go to Cedar Point 1 last time before school starts 8/28
Drive In 8/11
Make a pizza 8/16
Nerf war 8/17
Basketball Tourney 8/17
Make soda popsicles 8/27
- Rock Band night 8/1
- Basketball game 6/30
Game Night 7/13
Hide n Seek in the dark 8/27
Make a family dinner 8/16
- JJ make Dinner 7/19 and 7/26
- Father/Son Night 7/15
Daddy/Kids Play-date 8/11
Spend the day with Grandma 8/14
After we made our list I divided them into 3 categories and color coordinated them.
I was able to get some great ideas from this site. Once everything was ready I put the activities on colored paper and used a pencil to roll them up. I added a piece of tape to insure there wont be peaking..
We will start picking from the bowl tomorrow when JJ comes back over.
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