Saturday, June 18, 2011

Summer Bucket List, Week 3

We have a Summer Bucket List, thanks to Kelly over at Little Wonders' Days.  This is simply a list of fun things we want to do or accomplish this summer.  We just completed our third full week of summer.  To review our previous weeks go here and here.  This was a busy week for us.  I had two half days of work and two full days of training.  We had ball games four nights.  We had Farmers' Market Tuesday evening and this morning.  However we did manage to accomplish a few things on the list.  Here is a rundown of our week.

1.  Visit 10 parks to play and picnic:  I'm going to count the playground at my school.  Braedon and Colby have been helping me with a preschooler that I am providing some summer services to.  As part of the plans we are orienting him to various parts of the school that he will be utilizing in kindergarten next year.  That includes the big playground (preschool has a separate playground) and the cafeteria (preschool eats in our classrooms).  So Braedon and Colby got to play on the playground and eat breakfast at the school with H and I.  Much of the equipment was purchased with a grant last year so it was new to me.  My boys attend another school, so it was new to them too.  Fun for all of us.

21.  Homemade bubbles:  Sunday Brody helped me make some homemade bubbles and hunt for unusual bubble wands to bring to Grandma's for the wiener roast.  We took the following items for wands--slotted spoon, slotted spatula, plastic berry basket, bead, apple slicer, a canning ring, and a regular bubble wand.  The boys enjoyed it and especially liked the devices that made lots of bubbles hooked together (the apple slicer and the berry basket).

50.  Make and play with playdough:  We made kool-aid playdough and have been playing with it as part of our activities with H at the school.  It's been great for working on fine motor skills, imitation, turn taking, appropriate play, and language skills with H.  My boys just love to play with playdough and we don't do it very often at home.

Other items we did that were not on our original list:  
*Four baseball games--trying to squeeze those games in before tournaments next week.  Brody and Colby are going to miss playing with their buds that we see while Braedon plays ball.  
*Ate fresh strawberries out of the garden.
*As I type the boys and Ron are attending a local race at the Clarke County Speedway.  It's scout night so they should also be enjoying good company in the stands.  

This week looks a bit less busy (but still pretty full).  I'm sure we can get some activities in.  As I review the list I'm looking forward to it!


  1. It looks like another fun summertime week! Thanks for linking up to the party again!

  2. FUN!!!!!!!

    fly swatters are excellent wands!! I usually buy 10 @ the beginning of summer to have clean ones ;) they are great for the ones that can't blow b/c they shake them & a ton of tiny bubbles fly out!

  3. I love the idea of going to many parks. Homemade bubbles are always fun!