Saturday, August 2, 2014

summer break week #9

**My kids are currently on summer break. Like last year (see 2013's summer break activities here), I am planning to do one, fun activity with them every day. I will be documenting our various projects/fun outings together and sharing them here on Saturday mornings [or later on the day- like today!] and possibly more detailed projects within the week. Read more about how this project got started here.
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(My brother Jonathan sent me the picture of him with my girls, the picture of Juli, and the picture of our dinner Saturday night. My sister Jasmine shared that picture of her and Joshua dancing at her wedding on Instagram for his birthday here).

Day 55 (Saturday) we went to 2 birthday parties. One for Jesse's friend and co-worker's adorable daughter, who just turned 1, and another for my brothers' birthdays. Jonathan turned 30 and Joshua turned 20.
Day 56 (Monday) Last time I went thrifting, I bought a few games. (My sister in law found my all time favorite game while thrifting- Zombondo). I came across the game Conga for $2 (with all of the pieces!). We played it, and it was really fun. 

Day 57 (Tuesday) my mom took them to the library. They checked out some new books and watched a magic show.
Day 58 (Wednesday) We discussed astronomy in the morning (random, I know). They asked if we could look at the stars for our fun activity. I said, yes, but the day got away from us, so we did it on:
Day 59 (Thursday). "I owed them" as they said. We drove to a dark area to get a better view. Jesse pointed out the Milky Way galaxy to them. Apparently Evie didn't get a good look. I tweeted what she and Addy had to say. I laughed so hard.
Day 60 (Friday) the day got away from me again! We're busy preparing for our vacation coming up next week (so excited). We were supposed to get our frozen treat, but didn't get around to it. We are going this evening.

**Every Tuesday we go to the library and every Friday we get a frozen treat. 
Week 1's highlights include making a summer calendar, making a summer manifesto, and planting vegetable (and watermelon seeds) for a late summer harvest). Click 
here for additional pictures and links.
Week 2's highlights include ribbon weavings, paper rockets, and a sofa fort. Click here for additional pictures and links.
Week 3's highlights include making silly faces using potato stamps and Spanish lessons. Click here for additional pictures and links.
Week 4's highlights include making terrarium planters and bug patterned tote bags. Click here for additional pictures and links.
Week 5's highlights include working in our garden, baking pies, and celebrating the 4th of July. Click here for additional pictures and links.
Week 6's highlights include our growing garden and bug patterned tote bags. Click here for additional pictures and links.
Week 7's highlights include attending VBS at church and banana splits at a local diner. Click here for additional pictures and links.
Week 8's highlights include a trip to the park to ride scooters and a discussion of our perfect outfits. Click here for more pictures and links.**

What are you doing this summer?? Anything you're determined to do in August?

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