The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Days

Well one thing has become very clear to me....if I make a checklist things get done.  Seriously.  It is pretty crazy how motivated I am to cross things off a list. 

With that being said, we have done a lot of things that are on our summer bucket list, so I thought I would share.

First, we took a boat ride.  During our family vacay we actually took many boat rides.  The girls are still talking about going to the "middle of the lake" and the boat stopping.

in case you can't tell....i. heart instagram.

We have also been swimming at grandma's house.  We took the girls to swim last Friday night and they had a blast.  Molly was fearless as expected and Isabelle was swimming like a pro!  Both girls spent most of their time jumping in over and over again.  Because I am super afraid of doing anything to my new phone, I do not have pics.  We are planning on more swimming trips so I will take a real camera (you know, because who cares if I break my camera, but not my PHONE!) and try to document the fun.

Two things that we have done many times are going to the zoo and berry picking.  We are actually going to the zoo again tomorrow and berry picking on Thursday.  The girls have a great time and it is nice to get outside in the mornings before it gets too hot.

Also on the list was to set up the pool in the backyard and go buy a new toy.....done and done.

I don't know how good of an idea the toy thing was.  They were pretty overwhelmed with the number of choices and didn't seem to want my input.  The doll I basically forced Molly to get was not what she wanted and Belle picked a doll also.  Funny thing is, the doll that no one wanted gets fought over every day!  Should have just bought two of the same!  When will I ever learn?  I don't know if we are mean parents in that we have never just gone and let our kids buy a toy for no reason or if that is normal.  Either way, we won't be doing it again anytime soon.  Especially since we spent $15 on a doll that no one plays with and $15 on a doll that is a source of arguments everyday!

What have you been up to?  Done anything on your summer bucket list? 


  1. Pic of J and Belle is awesome! Love it!

  2. I am the same way with a list! Looks like summer has already been a success!!

  3. Great job getting things done! My to-do list is getting longer and longer since I keep adding to it but not crossing anything off. Sigh.

    Every time we allow the girls to pick something, 9/10 time they pick the same thing...and I finally figured out to go with it. Seems silly to buy it twice, but it works for us :)

  4. Funny thing about those dolls. Haven has two new dolls (not bought at the same time) one was $4 and one was $8, she loves them both equally.

    We don't do it ALL THE TIME, but we do allow them to buy a toy every once in a while for no reason. If we have the moolah of course.

    I really want to get Roxy into swimming lessons, I just don't know that I'd have the patience to teach her myself...she HATES getting water in her face...I think that'd drive me crazy. I know it does when I'm washing her hair, because she doesn't just not like it, she freaks out a bit.