Schools out for Summer

Can you believe that it is June 1st already?  I can’t! I’m having a hard time even processing that today is Friday. I’ve been messed up all week.  We had Monday off for Memorial day which made  Tuesday Monday for me, and then it is all down hill from there. I’m sure you get the picture. It might also be the fact that I am sleep deprived today from my “Midnight Movie” adventure (btw…I think I am past the age of staying up after midnight…lol).

I was thinking about what to blog about and naturally I went right to Art Fair (it’s pretty much the only thing we are all thinking about right now!!!!!). I wish that you could all see it over at 435. It literally is a maze of ironing boards, steamers, and clothing racks. I love walking over there, it changes so much from day to day.  It is amazing how fast things start to take shape. I can’t believe it is only 22 days away. I’m sure that all of you are just as excited as we are!

I didn’t want to write another blog about Art Fair (we do like to keep some things a surprise) so I thought I would write about the only other thing on my mind. Today is Lincoln’s last day of school for the summer and I know that he is so excited. I’m pretty happy about not having to rush home to make dinner and do homework myself. He did have quite a bit of homework for a Kindergartner. He is also a typical boy though and I know that probably sooner than later he will be complaining that he is bored.  I’m wondering if  any of you have any ideas or special projects that you do with your kids over summer break. I would love for you to share with me. Indoor or outdoor anything goes! I’m thinking maybe I could try some of your suggestions and then give you little updates here on the blog as to what we have done over the summer. Doesn’t that sound fun?

Thanks in advance for you suggestions!

Just a little peek!…I couldn’t help it!




Isabella's mom - June 5, 2012 - 3:33 pm

We try to go to a different park each week, so there are always different playgrounds, walking paths, etc. Sometimes we take a picnic or grab something from a drive-thru and other weeks we don’t go during meal time.
Another thing we enjoy is picking our own berries or going to the farmers market or roadside stand to gather produce, then working together to cook/bake something we all enjoy. The children are more interested in eating something they have a hand in helping create.
Enjoy your summer!! See you soon.
Take care.

Michelle - June 3, 2012 - 10:53 pm

I keep coming back to look. 🙂

Melissa T - June 3, 2012 - 7:48 pm

This may be a little late, unless you quick read this before Monday morning 🙂 But, to start summer break we make a Welcome to Summer banner and have the kiddos run through it when they get up on their first day of summer break 🙂 Also, sit down and make a wish list of things they would like to do and then pick from the dream jar : get icecream, pick strawberrys, build a sandcastle, water balloon fight… Have FUN 🙂

Alyssa p - June 3, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Do you have a concert in the park series in your community? Those are a big hit with my five year old. Also, the zoo, local play parks for picnics and an afternoon of crafts are always a great way to spend a summer day.

TheresaH. - June 2, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Carrie, you could get a butterfly kit from Amazon and raise butterflies from caterpillars and then release them. Super cool! We did this one year at our preschool, and the kids LOVED it so much. On Amazon, look for the Insect Lore Butterfly Pavillion that comes with a coupon you can use to send in for the caterpillars when you are ready.

candace love - June 2, 2012 - 7:43 am

Pinterest has all the answers for awesome summer activities. My son loves it! He even says “Maybe we should look on Pinterest” when we are brainstorming ideas. I also use it for my classroom and to plan activities for the summer camp where I work. I don’t know how I managed before Pinterest! 🙂 Happy summer!

Gina Brown - June 1, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Somedays I just want the kids to play and not get into a huge mess! We have found that a large plastic cup of water and a few different size paint brushes can keep the kids busy outside for hours. They can “paint” the side walk, steps, wood fence, toys, play equipment, each other and even mom’s toes 🙂 I hope your son enjoys this activity!

Leslie Click - June 1, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Hi Carrie! 22 days! wow! Got my tickets today on this cloudy rainy and cold day- it made it soooo much brighter!!! I am so so nervous about AF! I hope I get at least one ellie- but Im not one to wait outside the door all night- my mom might think Im crazy!!! PLease keep making more so I can have a shot!!!!! 🙂 in sz 6- ha!!! Welcome to summer time Carrie! Enjoy! 🙂

BetsyReagan - June 1, 2012 - 1:15 pm

This summer after we move I have great intentions for fun outings, crafts, popcorn and movie afternoons,etc… But what I really am excited to try is teaching my kids about random acts of kindness. Once a week I want to take all four of my kids to put change in a vending machine to surprise someone, help an elderly person carry their grociers, etc… And hopefully they will start coming up with even better ideas!