Or, I’m very bad at updating but it’s my blog so WHATEVAAAAAAA
- Go berry picking (Blake’s for pea pods, raspberries, and strawberries. More importantly for cider slushies and cider mill donuts).
Complete the summer reading program at the libraryThis is more work for mom. Go to one “Story Time in the Park”This got changed to “take all the kids to a movie” since it was in the upper 90s every.single.time. there was story time at the park.
- Go to the zoo – for the splash pad!
- Go to the splash pad
Go to a fair(The Jubiliee in downtown LO). Beach day!Done 3x – once planned with water bottles/boogie boards/sand toys, once planned and scrapped after the beach was covered in algae and snails EW and once unplanned at a roadside park!
Go for a hike3 miles at Sanilac Petroglyphs State Park!
- Make homemade bubbles
- Make homemade lemonade
Make PopsicleThey were kind of icky. Go for a bike ride (The littles did this with Jay while I slept and had lots of fun at the fire station & police station).
- Write letters to family (and MAIL!)
- Star gazing (with the telescope!)
- Exploding sidewalk chalk
- Sidewalk paint
Play in the rainNow every time it rains they want to play outside. Go to the playground(So many playgrounds, so little time). Visit a farm or farm animals (Cook’s Farm Dairy).
- Make ice cream
Make play dough or galaxy doughAnd it was every where!
- “re”make tee shirts
- Tie die something
- Mini golf
- Go to a nature center
- Fly kites
Go to a paradeHarmony marched with the band and we watched.
- Farmer’s market
- Visit the grandparents and “Gran Jan”
- Play in the sprinkler
- Try geocatching
- Silly String Fight
- Visit a museum
- Tigers game!
Wash the minivan (Washed Papa’s truck with Papa, cleaned the mini-van but took it to the car wash. There’s still chocolate ice cream on the door).
- Make a bird feeder (or bird bath?)
- Amusement park
- Outdoor water park
- See a lighthouse
Road trip!We did a day road trip and it was perfect!
- See a waterfall
- Go tubing!
1 – there’s no photos of berry picking because it was more important to make sure no one lost a shoe this time. One momma=lost shoes. Believe me, we picked them and there was straw washed out of everyone’s hair.
2 – I’m counting this even though none of them turned in the logs to be able to go to the party. I just didn’t have the drive to do. I’m still up in the air over whether I like the new children’s area staff. The circulation desk staff is awful. It makes me want to drive to another library.
3 – The Secret Life of Pets at Emagine Rochester (with the nice seats and pizza!)
6 – A yearly tradition of the LO fair. There were no elephant ears though. WTH!?!?
7 – Beach day! We went once to the local beach and it was fantastic. I remembered all the toys and they played and played. Then we tried the local county park. The beach was super gross with snails and algae so think you could hardly walk. Ew. Then we stopped at a roadside park along the edge of Lake Huron after hiking Sanilac Petroglyphs State Park. It was awesome, I had forgotten how fun those little roadside parks are!
9 – We hiked 3 miles at Sanilac Petroglyphs State Park. Its the least visited state park in Michigan but its so beautiful. It was the perfect hike for the littles.
12 – We made the frozen watermelon slice popsicle. Icky. Bad Pinterest. I’ll have to find another recipe to try.
13 – The bike ride to the police station – Dex lifting for some bigger po-lice mus-kles and the only time I better see them in the back of a police car.
18 – Playing in the rain…. they had fun and it was a good way to cool off at the end of the day!
19 – One of many playgrounds that have been played on … a better goal would have been “play on every playground in a 30 mile radius.” And possibly “take photos of big sister playing on playground before she’s too cool for it.”
20. Farm animals at Cook’s Farm Dairy … they are not baby pigs, they’re bacon seeds.
22- There is no photo evidence of the play doh. We tried 3 different recipes and it was EVERY WHERE. The dog. My walls. The curtains. I’m still finding stuffed in hot wheels and the play teapot.
28 – My MIDDLE SCHOOLER marched with the HIGH SCHOOL marching band. I have lots of feelings about this.
36 – The only photo that didn’t have a license plate in it. There’s a new seating arrangement in town. I better not have to yell GETYOURHANDSOFFEACHOTHER anymore.