Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer is Almost Over: Say It Ain't So We've Got Plans

If I wanted evidence that school is almost back in session, a trip to Target yesterday confirmed it.  There were "signs" everywhere that summer is almost over.  In addition to the huge clearance section of rafts, pool toys and summer fun items, there might have been a big school supply session.  Not to worry, we ignored the signs.

July is the month in which Mr C is gone more than he'll be home. He leaves this weekend for a week long trip to Colorado for church camp and then after his arrival he goes straight to camp at his high school.  I hope to get some of his laundry done in the short time between engagements as it's less than 24 hours!  He's going to have a blast white water rafting, rappelling, growing his faith, and seeing the mountains (His order, not mine).  The second camp is all boys; swimming, outdoor games, lots of food and of course bonding with other incoming freshman.  Maybe there is no need to wash those clothes from camp, he'll probably not change his clothes the whole week anyway.

We still have things to cross of our Summer Wish List so to keep myself accountable, I'm going to list a few here.  A few will be a girls only event with C gone, but we hope to cram in a few of these as a whole family things too....
  1. Trip to Laura Ingalls hometown in SD
  2. Pedicure at a Salon (NO BOYS ALLOWED - OK, that was pretty obvious)
  3. Homemade Ice Cream and cookout with friends at the Lake
  4. Bowling
  5. Nighttime walk to catch fireflies
  6. Pool swimming with friends
  7. Sand Mountain with friends
  8. Picnic at the Park
  9. Miss A's Birthday Party
  10. Boys Campout at the Lake
  11. Dining al fresco on the deck
  12. Eagle Scout Playground Installation
  13. Miss A and Miss M play dates with friends
  14. Movie Night with Popcorn
  15. Water park
Now, I know that this is an adventurous plan for a few short weeks, but I'm willing to carry a few over into September and live in summer mode until then. School starts in Mid August and I know that I can't avoid the school supply aisle forever, but I like to pretend that it's still summer for a little bit more.

The fact that it was 103 degrees yesterday confirms my faith in summer.  Here's to making the most of the summer days ahead.

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