Schools Out for Summer!

 

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Summer vacation is here!

In the past I have always dreaded these almost three months of no school, but this year I have my bucket list of ideas ready to go and am so excited to enjoy this summer vacation with my family. We picked activities that would be possible to do with Joshua, but that everyone would enjoy doing.

To celebrate the last day of school, we made homemade pizza, had a water fight and made s’mores on our new fire pit that was built just in time for the special occasion. We ended the evening by watching Zootopia as a family. It was such a fun way to end the school year and a great way to usher in vacation.

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We bought these balloons special for this occasion, plus a few extra packs to use over the summer. I got them really cheap, so I couldn’t be too disappointed when they weren’t as awesome as I had hoped, (see all the random balloons that are floating in the water, those were the duds) but the kids still loved them. (The duds are still far better than filling them all by hand!)

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Then the fun part, the opportunity to throw things at John, while he ran away laughing hysterically…..he finally got smart and starting using the sandbox cover as a shield, but not before he got totally soaked. So fun!

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The kids were super excited to use our new fire pit. They had helped their dad build it the night before and were looking forward to roasting marshmallows and making s’mores all day.

Since we will be away celebrating our 10th Anniversary next weekend, I bought Daniel two Adirondack chairs to use around the fire pit for an early Father’s Day present from the kids. The 2 smaller kids already had Adirondack chairs and John got one as a gift from his grandparents for finishing 3rd Grade, so everyone had a place to sit. It was fun to see the kids get so excited over roasting marshmallows. This was such a fun activity to do as a family and I’m sure we are going to be getting a lot of use out of our fire pit this summer.

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I don’t know why we waited so long to make a fire pit! The moment I sat in one of those Adirondack chairs and put my feet up, I honestly did not want to get back up (until the kids started yelling about needing something lol). I know where I’ll be sitting this summer while I watch the kids play outside.

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This boy was so focused on making perfect s’mores for everyone. I think this was the highlight of the evening for him.

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I’m excited to write about all of our summer plans as we do them. I’d really love to hear what fun things are on your bucket list to do with your kids this summer.