Ah! It’s another edition of Shull Family Summer of Fun!
This is my kiddos’ 5th year in a row to sit down and write out things they want to do this summer. We write them down and then try and check them off one by one. I love this list because it’s always a random assortment of things ranging from free to it’s going to cost me, from at home stuff to go on an adventure things too! We always hang up our list in the playroom and then refer back to it on summer days. This year, however, Smith suggested we put the list in my phone so that we have it when we’re out and about (that Smith is one smart cookie 😉 ). Plus, this means we can easily take off and add things as we go.
So, we sat around in our pajamas and typed it in my phone on Saturday morning. This was the first year that I really saw a divide between the big two and the little two. Please note, we had fun making our list but there were some “that doesn’t sound like fun” comments made by a few older kids when a few suggestions were thrown out. Ha! It wasn’t the most harmonious/Kumbaya moment…but we got ourselves a solid list (and Smith will not be “coloring upstairs” when that activity comes around. He just wants that to go on record. Hahaha!).
I love this boy so much…and my hair is a hot mess. 🙂
Now, we’re doing it early for three reasons:
1: It’s warm and sunny out which puts us in the summer mood (we are all so over the school year by now!)
2: My summer calendar is already filling up! Geez! We have some super fun stuff planned…but it’s already kind of full, so we need to intentionally make room for this stuff too (and some downtime!).
3: So you guys can offer up some other suggestions!! You always have the best ideas, and we covet them all!
As always, it’s a crazy mess of things! Here is our fun and silly mix of things to do this summer…
So, those are some of our ideas for summer fun. What are yours??? We are always looking for new ideas every summer. My kiddos are 3, 5, 8, and 9…so on the younger side, but please feel free to share ideas for older kids too because I know many of you need them for your big kids!
These two were having so much fun making a list and checking it twice! (And sweet Madeley has a busted lip. Boo.)
I can’t wait to read your summer fun ideas!! Now, I can easily add them to my list 🙂 .
Now, you guys ready to learn who won the Apple Watch and Erin Condren gift cards?!?! I have emailed all of the winners, so if you’re one of them, EMAIL ME BACK ASAP TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!!
The winner of the Apple Watch (up to a $350 value) is JENNIFER WERTH!!!!!
And the winners of the three Erin Condren gift cards (each for $75) are RONA DINSMORE, LIZ HUMMEL, AND KYNDRA HARTZLER!!!
Hurry and email me back!!!
That’s it for today!
Happy Monday, friends! xo