Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summer Bucket List

We completed our spring bucket list a few weeks ago and immediately started in on our summer list.  Here's the completed spring list:

And here's the summer list:

Please note: We are fancy now and put our bucket list in a frame.  

How's your summer going?

Monday, June 17, 2013

I'm an awesome mom on Sunday night

Maybe this happens in your house, too.  Sunday night is strategy night.  Maybe you make up your to do list for the week or go over your grocery list.  You think about the previous week's failures and vow to do better this week.  Perhaps you read a devotional or talk to a friend.  You get your game face on.

Then Monday morning rolls around.  You are ready.  But the kids, well, they behave like kids.  And before lunch is served you are counting the hours until bedtime and daydreaming about some quality time with the couch and DVR.  Sound familiar?

I read two blog posts last week by one of my favorite bloggers, Jen Hatmaker.  She shares some summer survival tips and oh my lands are they good (and funny).  Be prepared to snort and/or chortle.  And here are her 10 things to do with your kids this summer.  The girls and I are working on cooking together, but that's another blog post for another day...

So ladies (and daddies), what are your top tips for surviving summer?  Feel free to brag.  Post your tips in the comments and let's see how many tips we can get!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer "school"

School's out, so it's time to get to work!  Maddie and I sat down earlier this week to determine our summer learning goals and plan out how to meet them.  Here's what we decided on:

This year Maddie wrote her goals herself, and in cursive!  

Here's the weekly breakdown of how we'll accomplish our goals:

The plan is to pick 1-2 activities per day so that each week we'll complete everything on this list at least once.  

Ava will be doing work, too, but will mostly focus on "reading" books and letter and sound identification.  We'll use some apps on my iPad, specifically Starfall.  

What are your kids doing this summer to stay sharp?