So here are our Summer 2014 plans ~
Out and About
- Movie days for $1 Regal movie theaters Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 am.
- Library Summer Fun programs ~ We are planning on attending three of them.
- Library Lego Club every week.
- $1 dip days at our local pool ~ There will be four days this year!
- Splashville ~ a free water fountain park in our city center.
- Play dates and sleep overs.
- Groovin' on Grovemont ~ free music festival at a nearby lake.
- A day at the mall ~ We will turn in our Barnes and Noble reading journals for a free book and have a snack in the food court. Maybe some friends can join us in the cool A/C and play board games in the food court.
Parties and Picnics
- Patient Appreciation party at our orthodontist ~ This is always a fun party with lots of activities and food.
- Company picnic ~ My husband's work picnic is at the lake this year.
- The kids are currently invited to one birthday party in June.
- Family Support Network Picnic ~ Our special needs support group picnic sounds like it is going to be a wet blast this year.
- 4th of July downtown festival
- We are hard at work finishing up the transformation of our backyard to a tween/teen friendly hangout. Before long cool swings will be joining our existing trampoline and slack line. We will be unveiling the new yard soon.
- Water wars
- Silly string
- Bubble gun play
- Slip and Slide
- Backyard Campout
Science and Art Fun
- Tonic Ice Cube Arch
- Sharpie T-Shirts
- Still thinking of some other activities that are best done outside.
Tom Sawyer's camp and Little Red Riding Hood's mom/daughter day out ~
- Tom Sawyer will be attending one week of camp this year at our dance studio. The theme this year is Vikings. He earned some money for camp plus received money for his birthday that will go toward the week's cost. That leaves only about $25 left for me to pay towards his camp week.
- Little Red Riding Hood decided to forgo camp and to use the money she has earned for a mom/daughter day out. We will get our nails done, eat brownies, see a $1 movie and go out to lunch at Panda Express.
- Dare I even entertain the idea? We are hoping to go to Kentucky this summer. We have a long list of places we could visit from 3 hours away to 6 hours away. Whether we get one overnight or three overnights will depend on several financial factors over the next few weeks. However, we plan to get to a new state that we haven't seen before, and Kentucky is the goal. I am sure what ever we manage will be delightful.
So what are your plans?