June 19, 2012

Summer Fun List - 2012

Of course ice cream is on the list!

I'm a little late in creating our annual list of fun things to do this summer, and since I'm still working, our window of opportunity for fun-making is limited to weekends at the moment.  I am looking forward to a wide-open August, though, and I plan to pack as much in as possible.

  • Swim in Walden Pond
  • Have a playdate with Teddy and Michael
  • Spend a day in Boston
  • Go to the beach
  • Throw rocks into Lake Ontario
  • Watch a sunset
  • Foods to eat in abundance:  Dad's macaroni salad, watermelon, tomatoes from our garden, zucchini, corn on the cob, and ice cream
  • Make homemade lemonade
  • Take a walk at the Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nathan's 3rd birthday!
  • Write and send letters to family members
  • Go fruit picking - peaches, plums, and/or early apples
  • Fly kites
  • Play in a new kiddie pool
  • Take a picnic
  • Buy canvases for the boys to make masterpieces to hang on our new walls
  • Make homemade popsicles and smoothies
  • Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Make our own puzzles (afterwards, these make great travel items!)
  • Go to a music festival
  • Write our own books
  • Keep the TV off
  • Start a new book series with Aaron
  • Go canoeing
  • Blow bubbles
  • Pick an animal day - choose an animal and learn everything we can about it, draw pictures of it
  • Family backyard campout (this is the third year in a row on this list...let's make it happen this year!)
  • Ride bikes at the Elm Bank
  • Watch a movie and eat popcorn on a rainy day
  • Run through the sprinkler
  • Visit the animals at the farm

Oh I just love making these lists!  Such fun stuff!  Now I want to get started immediately.  What's on your list?


  1. I need to make a list like this. I've been feeling guilty about the amount of tv Emma has been watching during my summer classes. I'm so glad they'll be over in 2 weeks. The puzzle idea is cute, and not too crafty, haha. I'm going to try it out.

  2. love it. always inspiring. this year we finally put pen to paper instead of just talking about it!

  3. I just love your lists Mary. I create similar ones before coming back to Massachusetts. The kids and I sit down and write a list of all our favourite things to do and eat. When we arrive we start ticking off the list. I am off to find that list...I think you just solved what I wanted to write about next.

    Best wishes Mary...

    Jeanne xx

  4. What a great list - I love the idea of pick an animal day - very cool. Isn't summer the best time!


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