The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer Fun

Well, after checking in on my goals and progress for the year, I thought it was also time to check in on how the summer bucket list is progressing. 

So far we have:

taken a boat ride

gone swimming at grandma's

had a cookout
picked berries

gone to the zoo

played in the sprinkler
watched fireworks
gone toy shopping

taken Belle to the movies
set up the pool in the backyard

played board games (candyland to be exact)
made our own playdoh
and made our own crayons.

We have also done many fun things that weren't on any list like celebrating our church's 25th anniversary (they had free hamburgers and lots of fun things for kiddos), started homeschool with Belle, played at our neighborhood playground, and we have been going to story time at the library every Monday for a month.  We have had cookie parties, played with finger paints, gotten donuts on the weekend, checked out books from the library with dad, and the girls have had plenty of sugar free popsicles. 

I am pretty happy with how this summer is turning out.  Surprisingly, life with three kids seems to be easier than life with two.  I don't know how that is even possible, but it is.  We get out of the house more, find more time during the day to get things done and have been good about making the weekend more about spending time together than about getting things done around the house. 

I am thankful that I made a list before summer had really started so that I would be intentional about doing certain things with the girls.  Without setting my mind to doing specific things I think we would not have done quite as much.  I am a list person and having a specific goal in mind helps me to stay focused!

What have you been up to this summer?  Any fun projects I should try out?


  1. Great job - it sounds like you have had an AWESOME summer!!

  2. I am so proud and awed. Three is not easier than two around here, and if I had made a list, it would only be a sad reminder of how we just survive everyday. Seriously, GREAT job! It's no small thing...

    1. e,

      slightly different story at your house!!! i don't have twins...or three kids in diapers. that has to make a big difference. with that said, think how easy #4 would be for you! haha. and are rockin' it also, you know.