Saturday, June 12, 2010

Could it be true?

Could my daughter really be done with kindergarten?

Am I really the mother of a first grader?

I don't have to tell you how quickly the time has gone. You are experiencing life in warp speed with me.

At least my daughters school made the last week of kindergarten spectacular. All the fun kept me from getting too emotional.

At least I can still look forward to one more year of preschool with this little one.

I'm wiping the tears away now. It's time to celebrate!

It's summer time!!!

When I was a kid, summers were SO BORING. My mom worked full time and I don't think she thought to plan anything for us (not to mention the cost of registering us for cool classes). We just sat around wasting time.

But not my kids.

I have vowed to make summer time fun and interesting for my kids.

Because I can.

We have so much planned! Here's a taste...

Art classes
Sonshine camp
Vacation Bible School
Mommy made homework
Visiting friends
A day trip to balboa island
Swim lessons (at the YMCA - no swim nazi this year... hooray!)
Learn to ride a bike without training wheels (kids, not me!)
A trip to San Francisco (1/2 marathon - eek)
Daily crafts (will post the good ones!)
A day trip to Tanaka Farms
Free movies at Regal cinemas
and more!!!

I should note that not everything is being done at once! I just made sure they had at least one thing almost every day. They aren't rushing around town from one activity to the next. :)

How about you? What are your summer plans? If you are one to not plan anything and just let it roll, tell me your secret. I would love to learn how to make summer fun, with or without planned activities!


  1. The time flies, girl!! I cannot believe my girls are going into.....dare I say....3rd and 5th grade. Boo Hoo!

    Summer plans are a big mix like yours. I don't have any secrets - but I'm hoping that my kids don't turn into TV mongers. That's my biggest challenge.

    We'll get together and have some fun with you, too!

  2. i do the one activity a day thing, too except for once a week a make sure we can just stay home all day, bake, craft, build legos, and run around in our jammies.

  3. We too have a "summer list" going here in our house where we have a smallish activity planned every day, even if it's just baking. Then we have a few "bigger" type activities planned to do once a week or so. Like go visit the Noah's Art exhibit at the Skirball, go to Knott's etc. I find we all do better when we have some sort of outline to the day/week, but we really all hate being on a time crunch, i.e., when we have to be somewhere at a certain time. Which is why the only thing we are signed up for swim lessons. Other than that we can go at our own pace! Happy Summer.
    p.s. I have heard from several sources that the last day of kindergarten is harder than the first day for the moms. GULP!

  4. Wow a first grader!! Glad the fun was enough to keep you from getting emotional! She sure is cute.

    Have fun with your summer list. And thanks for your nice comment on my blog too. :) I love bloggy friends.

  5. My mom always says, "Take what you loved about your childhood and share that with your kids. Whatever you didn't, change it."

    Love all of the things you have planned. I hadn't thought of going to Balboa Island. I will have to add that to my list.

    Looks like a pretty fun summer.

  6. Loving all of your summer plans!
    We made a rather big list ourselves.
    Trying to slow down a bit those kind of days too.
    Enjoy the night

    Loved the donut on a string pic...we have played that game with various food too...very fun and great photo op!!:)