Monday, June 7, 2010

Sssssummer's here!

We are having such a good time already this summer. Only one week in, and we have had so much fun! I haven't really looked forward to summer like I have this year. I think it's because this was Aubrey's first year of real school, so we really did need a break. I saw this Summer List idea here at Meg's blog. I thought it would be such a neat thing to have things to look forward to, keep us on track, and help me be more intentional about doing things this summer. Aubrey and I mostly made the list with some input from D. We also left a little space in case something comes up. We have already been able to check some things off our list. (which always feels good to me) I am going to take pics of all we have done, as well as save tickets, receipts, etc. Then I will make a small scrapbook of our summer list. Something very small - probably a photo book with a little journalling and embellishments.

We are also working on responsibility with Aubrey this summer, so he has his own chart. We are learning a Bible verse a week together as a family, so that is on his chart. (I'm also going to make a book of all of our verses so we can review them.) He is also reading 50 minutes a week, doing some homework that I put together for him, and learning 5 new words a week. I really didn't want him to lose any learning this summer. We're being light about it, not stressing, just keeping our brains working. He is also learning how to make his bed, in charge of feeding Piper and other small chores. I am letting go of some things even though it is hard for me to let him do things because he doesn't do them exactly like I would. He needs it though. I probably do too.

Anyway, that is what is going on here right now! I feel such a feeling of relief now that summer is here. I didn't realize I needed it so much. And, I had to throw in this pic of the snake I made for my nephew Les. I finished it months ago, but never posted a pic. He loves it. And it was fun to make. Have a great week!

8 comments :

Kim said...

I love your summer to-do list! We'd love to join in some fun, since I'm almost a SAHM this summer & new at it, so give us a call!

We've also expanded some of Jackson's chores for the summer. He's unloading the dishwasher now (after I've removed all the knives). It's GREAT! Hailey has even started making her bed, and I didn't even ask her to. Now if I can just get one of them to do mine & Jay's! (And clean the toilets... I really hate that job)

Love, love, love the snake! He's super cute!

Garretts said...

the snake is adorable, so glad you posted that!

looks like a fun summer is ahead for you guys! we're headed to the splash zone tomorrow morning...come if you can squeeze it in!

Lindsey Brackett said...

Looks great and is inspiring me to make my girls' their responsibility chart I've been talking about for weeks.

Courtney Walsh said...

We have a lame version of a summer list too. I am trying to find some structure (for all of us) right now... it's just crazy around here!! I need to steal your responsibility idea too!!

our little family said...

YAY FOR SUMMER! I really loved the Kindergarten post...even brought some tears to my eyes. Such a special year. We just made our summer "Do before we leave MD list..." & I know you'll love having a little helper around the house. looking forward to hearing about your summer fun!

Between You and Me said...

love the summer list....we've checked several things off our list also...so much fun.

Jill said...

Loved seeing your summer board. It might even inspire me to put one together for our family!

The snake turned out AWESOME!!!

Cindy Tobey said...

Love your summer list! We have a summer schedule. Chores, devotional, reading, math...it helps SO much! My kids thrive being on a schedule anyway. Love, LOVE that snake! You did a beautiful job making it. TFS!