Friday, August 16, 2013

summer break 2013 recap

summer break 2013
I knew before summer break started this year that I would want to think of fun ways to entertain my girls for the summer.  I didn't want them getting bored, watching too much TV, and counting the days until summer break was over!  If you have elementary school-aged children around, you may understand that I didn't want it to be a "bummer summer" as Judy Moody would say.  ;)


I have been following Nikki's summer diaries over the years and like her I had attempted to include 1 fun, summer break activity a day over the years.  However, I believe this year I was super dedicated to it, and feel like I successfully completed this project...

For those of you who weren't able to read along over the summer, these activities were the highlights:
Week 1's highlights included corner, monster bookmarks and paper cities.  Click here for pictures and links.  
Week 2's highlight included chunky crayons.  Click here for pictures and links.
Week 3's highlights included daisy chain bracelets and paper dolls.  Click here for pictures and links.
Week 4's highlights included frozen, chocolate covered bananas and sidewalk paint.  Click here for pictures and links.
Week 5's highlights included tin can windsocks and pie baking.  Click here for pictures and links.
Week 6 was Jesse's summer vacation, so we had a busy week.  Our activities included going to the beach, a reptile show, kite flying, going to the $1 theater, and making a cake.  Click here for pictures and links.
Week 7's highlights included jelly bean bracelets and paper circuses.  Click here for pictures and links.
Week 8 was VBS week at church.  The girls played several games, sang songs, learned a variety of lessons, crafted with friends, and enjoyed tasty snacks.  Click here for pictures and links.
Week 9's highlight included glow stick lanterns.  Click here for pictures and links.
Week 10's highlights included cinnamon roll waffles, homemade slime, and bubble paint.  Click here for pictures and links.
And finally, week 11's highlights included back to school shopping and a special, "Back to School" dinner.  Click here for pictures and links.

I hope that my girls look back fondly on this summer (and others).  I hope they remember the fun activities, but I truly hope they remember how much their mama loved them and enjoyed seeing their happy, little faces every day.

5 comments:

  1. I bet your kids had fun every day! when my kids were little our small town had a summer rec program. they had arts and crafts, swimming lessons, gymnastics, story hours at the library, a theatre club and something else that I cant remember. so we ran around from activity to activity! but the kids enjoyed their summers and I was glad they had something to do.
    xoxo
    vivian

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    1. Hi Vivian,
      I am sure your kids carry happy memories from all of the activities. I hope to broaden our activities in the years to come. Your list gave me some good ideas for next year. :)

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  2. Wow, what a great mom you are!! It looks like a super summer of fun. Lots of creative pretties and a great job of journaling your lives.

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  3. Wow, what a great mom you are!! It looks like a super summer of fun. Lots of creative pretties and a great job of journaling your lives.

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