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Old 06-24-2016, 03:19 AM
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Default Fav Things About This Summer So Far

Bubbles
Watermelon
Water play
Being outside as much as we can
Seems to be more fun and things to laugh about outside
Chalk drawings all over my fence
Quicker easier meals
My trees in the backyard have provided a wonderful umbrella of shade for the afternoon
The sandbox is a major source of attention
Blueberries and strawberries
Watching the kids just run run run
The fun we're having with their Fairy Garden by our front crabapple tree- notes are being left every night and morning, dcks cannot wait to get here to see what she said and if she replied to their questions Miss Crystal Fairy need to come up with new ideas though.
Waiting for our chrysalides to turn into butterflies(hope it doesn't happen this weekend, they missed them turning into their chrysalis last weekend)
Finishing our garden bridge yesterday and then they spent the rest of the time driving trucks and school buses over it.
Picnic on the living room floor this week
Omigosh how could I forget one of our high points?? Writing to our pen pals!!


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Old 06-24-2016, 06:21 AM
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Less kids
Time off
No set routine except for lunch/nap
No stress about anything daycare
Enjoying my own sons being home
Lots of cook-outs/great food
Volleyball time
River time'
Kayak-riding
and on and on and on!
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:26 AM
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Early morning sunrises
No winter gear
Birds!! Bunnies!! Wildlife babies everywhere!
TONS more outside time
Water play
Veggie gardens
Sidewalk chalk
Mobile library
Ice cream truck
Field trips
DCF vacations
Sandbox play
"Lunchable" type lunches
Fresh fruit
Sunshine!!

I pretty much enjoy every season as each has it's positives and negatives and I love that when one season starts to grow weary, another is around the corner so we don't get burnt out on just one season.... but I will admit summer is much more laid back, easier and less stress.... easier to enjoy for sure!
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:37 AM
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No lawn mowing.

The grass is dried up and crunchy.
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Water Play Fridays! The kids love playing in the water. We talk about the sea animals floating by and have a grand time. They get super tired and take epic naps! What could be better, especially on a Friday?!
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:20 PM
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Having my school-aged son home everyday
No bus stop walks
Only 1 child on Fridays
Outside picnics
Water toys
Everybody's mood is improved
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:31 PM
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I second "no winter gear" !!!

More unscheduled nights and weekends
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Sidewalk chalk
Painting rocks
washing bikes and playhouses
Watermelon
Bubbles
Snack outside at the picnic table
Sand kitchen-nope can't handle a mud kitchen
Water wall

Painting the driveway and deck with water and full size paintbrushes

Mixing sidewalk chalk with water for wonderful watercolor like fun

Fun themes like watermelon week, root beer week, strawberry week

Making flower soup ...oh the mixing and stirring and fun that goes on!

The outdoor coffee shop....oh the mixing and pouring, and fun that goes on!

Water table

Daily trips to the park

Story hour at the library
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My fave thing is that I have the summer off. I had a client pull unexpectedly and the rest of my families are all teachers. So excited!!
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My fave thing is that I have the summer off. I had a client pull unexpectedly and the rest of my families are all teachers. So excited!!
Lucky you!!!
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I have dropped down to only three kids on Mondays this year (how many fit in my car), so we can go on more field trips. Today was our first summer field trip--a hike followed by a few hours on a little local river beach. We're doing several of those, and three plays by a great children's theater. Love Mondays!
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Default quiet summer

Being down to only 2 day-care kids plus my kiddo for the summer and last 2.5 months of my pregnancy plus they are all older 4&5 going to be a nice quiet summer playing in the water outside.

on the downside going to be so broke for the next yr :/
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1) My vegetable garden.

2) I am no longer providing SA care.

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1) My vegetable garden.

2) I am no longer providing SA care.

Same here!! (Though my "garden" is in containers)

Having just one FT kiddo and one PT kiddo on the schedule.
Having every Friday off
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Same here!! (Though my "garden" is in containers)

Having just one FT kiddo and one PT kiddo on the schedule.
Having every Friday off
My garden is small--just 2 raised beds. My favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning, checking for new growth, and watering.

I'm totally jealous of your Fridays!
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Watching my kids play in the pool, ride bikes, make chalk art with the neighbor kids. Its only our 2nd summer in this house - I think back to when all 5 of us lived in a 2 bdrm apartment...life is soooo much easier now. The apartment was a 3rd story walk up and I used to carry their bikes/scooters/chalk/balls up and down those stairs...now I just open the garage!

Lots of DCKs go on a few days of vacation here or there so I typically am down a kid or two, so it is a little quiet.

Late night walks along the river with my puppy

Sitting on the porch with DH and sipping beer or silly cocktails we create.

Sundresses - I love 'em! So comfy!

No holidays! October 31st - Jan1st feels like a stressful marathon to me. I try to do things like buy Christmas presents year round so there is less to do, but there are just so many events, obligations, projects etc. I love July- Sept. Not much happening. No presents to buy. No fily birthdays (expect mine lol).
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