I’m so glad it’s summer. I love not having a set routine or a set time to get up. I love the kids being able to pursue their own agendas – lollygagging in bed reading a book, filling water balloons in the backyard, creating a You Tube channel. (Guess who’s making the You Tube channel?)
We love to swim in the late afternoons while grilling our dinner. We love to play card games at night around the kitchen table. We love curling up for movies on the couch after a long day of swimming.
Summer also means travel for our family. The kids love seeing new places and crossing states off our list. We will cross three states off this summer when we visit Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons – Idaho, Montana and Wyoming!
We love being on the open road and seeing the West. (Although there are minivan problems. Check out Tuesday’s blog on our minivan dilemma.) I am excited to get them unplugged and back to nature with hiking and camping.
We’re starting the summer off slowly this weekend. My plan is to clean and get organized while Michael takes the kids to Phoenix Comiccon. (You get free kids passes when you buy an adult pass.)
I feel very lucky and blessed to have this wonderful time with my kids exploring their interests and just relaxing!
What are your big plans for summer? What does your family like to do together — night swimming or getting shaved ice or catching fireflies? What summer projects do your kids want to pursue? Do you have a special summer dinner routine?