Summer starts this Wednesday, June 21! Uhh … where did spring go? Did yours fly by like mine did? I feel like it was just a month ago that I posted my spring bucket list, not three months ago! This year is moving at light speed for me. Anyone else?
Well, the season passed in a haze of rain, rain, and more rain. We don’t need to build an ark yet, but it was close! Thankfully that meant it was relatively cool. But ever since last week the heat has turned on like a busy oven. Hello to summer on the East Coast!
Well, goodbye spring (and my list – accomplished except for my elusive hike, thanks to the endless rain and a strange and temporary case of shin splints) and hello summer! I have many plans for you, my sunny friend:
There are a few notable things we’re planning: some day trips to several kid-friendly places near/in New Jersey – Sesame Place and the Camden Aquarium, plus two multi-day trips to Michigan (an extended family trip!) and Ontario to visit my best friend and celebrate our northern neighbor’s 150th birthday!
Then there are some baking things I want to do with my 3yo – notice how well suited they are to the heat!
You can tell I’m not a garden person. At least, I hate weeding – but it must be done, alas….
Finally, I am realizing lately how much I need new activities to keep my toddler busy. She is no longer so content to just play with her toys like her younger sister is. Thankfully, she loves learning, so we’ll be concentrating on double-digit numbers and French words (her recent obsession!).
But I also need to get out of the house. Before Baby came along, we’d be busy 4-5 mornings a week someplace. Now that Baby takes a morning nap (and afternoon nap, still, at 17m), we’re pretty housebound. That needs to change. So, my summer goal is to make at least two playdates a week with friends (this will also help take the place of school socialization over the summer). I also aim to get to library events, gymnastics open gym, and such more often, but I don’t feel like that’s summer-specific, so it didn’t make the list. But it’s a goal for me!
This list makes me excited for summer! What about you? What are your plans for the upcoming season?