Monday, July 6, 2015
summer break diary 2015: week #4
**My daughters are currently on summer break. Like last year and the year before, we are planning to do one, fun activity with them every day of their summer break.
(See 2015's summer break activities so far here. See 2014's summer break activities here and 2013's summer break activities here).
I will be documenting our various projects together and sharing them here on Mondays (typically) and possibly more detailed projects within the week. Read more about how this project got started here.**
On Sunday (day 23) Jesse and my brother-in-law Oscar took our girls geocaching (it's like treasure hunting with geographical coordinates). To quote from the site's informational video, "Geocaching is an any day, any time adventure that can take you to amazing and beautiful places or even just to a place in your town that you've never been before." My girls were excited about it.
On Monday (day 24) we worked on the pocket letters we were working on for my girls' penpals. That night we went a friends' house for dinner.
On Tuesday (day 25) we went to the library, checked out books, and watched a puppet show. Later that day, we mailed out the pocket letters we completed earlier in the day. We went out for dipped cones after dinner, then came home and tried to get a closer look at the Venus-Jupiter conjunction (see here). We need to invest in a telescope.
On Wednesday (day 26), my girls had a play date with friends at the park. Afterwards, we went out for pizza.
On Thursday (day 27) we (including my sister Jasmine and brother-in-law Oscar) surprised my parents at State Line, where they were staying. We had dinner together that night. They were surprised and happy to see us.
On Friday (day 28) we went swimming in the morning before we checked out of the hotel. You can imagine my girls' delight.
On Saturday (day 29) we celebrated as it was the 4th of July. My girls helped Jasmine and Oscar bake apple pies in the morning. In the afternoon, we hosted a barbecue, then headed to our local Freedom Festival to watch the fireworks show.
Yet another excellent week! :)
These are my layouts for this week. This is the geocaching spread from Sunday's activities:
I like the industrial feel to this one.
This is the spread for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday:
What kind of summer would this be without a pool picture, right?
This is the spread for our 4th of July celebration on Saturday:
You don't know how long I've been hoarding that watermelon sticker!
Supplies and embellishments:
binder from Target; these 4-pocket page protectors; Project Life grid cards; Heidi Grace "Cheerful Bee" rub-ons (discontinued); Blue Ribbon paper and black ink from Close To My Heart; Me & My Big Ideas stickers; Heidi Swapp roller date stamp; Pilot razor point black pen; American Crafts slick writer marker; Ali Edwards' Days of the Week stamp set (retired); Kraft Core cards; vellum labels; flair badges from A Flair for Buttons
To note: some of my supplies and embellishments are old and likely retired and/or I don't remember where I got them from, but if I missed something, ask in the comments and I will do my best with figuring out the source. I respond to most comments and questions within the comments section.
Related: my summer 2015 book's set up; my 2014 summer book; week #4 in 2014; week #4 in 2013.