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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Where has the summer gone?

So I first read about this FABULOUS idea for a summer list from Amy's Notebook (momadvice) and her subsequent post showing her family's summer list. I keep a running list of things I'd like to do with my daughter in my planner, but wasn't satisfied that I was doing a good job of working through our activities. I thought this was a great idea, so of course I started mine right away!

Since Sweetpea is still too young to actively participate in creating the list, ours started as a full page in my planner and was transferred to PowerPoint and subsequently printed. It hangs on our refrigerator as a reminder to get out and have fun!

You can check out Amy's summer list here: http://www.momadvice.com/blog/2008/06/summertime-planning.htm/

This idea was my first introduction to the fabulously creative Megan Duerksen. You can check out her summer list here: http://megduerksen.typepad.com/whatever/2008/06/the-summer-list.html
and an update she did recently here: http://megduerksen.typepad.com/whatever/2008/07/catching-up.html

What do you do to help plan your summer adventures? Have you tried a summer list? What activities have you most enjoyed? I'd love to hear your ideas!

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Octamom said...

What a fantastic idea! This summer has definitely gotten away from me and though we've tossed around several fun ideas, there is something about seeing it in print that makes it a goal. We need to print one of these up for the fridge too!~

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Hi Octamom! I thought it was a great idea too, and it has helped me be more proactive about getting the FUN things done as well as the things we have to do.

So nice to meet you!

Monica said...

This is a great idea, I will look into it. I'd have to say that swimming and free movies have been the best!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Hi Monica!

We love swimming too, and have been doing quite a bit of it. Sweetpea is fearless in the water right now, not sure how long that will last. Where have you been scoring free movies, that sounds like a great idea!

Amy said...

Awesome job and I love your list! We managed to complete everything except two tasks and our list was HUGE. I love to look at it and remember how amazing our summer was! Can't wait to see what you do next week- huge prize, I promise!