Monday, March 30, 2009

Memory builders

We asked the girls today at lunch, "What are some things we could do this spring and summer to build memories with you? What would you like to do?"

Here were their answers...(Daddy threw in a few too)

1. Camp in the backyard and make smores the same night
2. Water balloon fight
3. Go to Slyvan Lake (Daddy)
4. Explore a cave (Daddy)
5. Fly a kite
6. Go on 7 picnics (we have 7 boxes so we can check them off when we do it)
7. Ride bikes AND wear helmets (Go Lydia with extra precaution!)
8. Put up the hummingbird feeder
9. Plant flowers
10. Hike through our woods and pick up trash
11. Take the girls rock climbing (indoors...this was also Daddy's)
12. Make pretty rainbow crafts (I can this one with ease!)
13. Blow bubbles
14. Make a snowball inside...What? This is clarified with ..."Dad, we can just fill the bathtub with ice cubes and play."

So here it is...our checklist! We are letting them add as they think of things but this will hang on our refrigerator so that we can cross things off as we do them. (I have two type A's who LOVE to check things off lists) We should have a pretty fun spring and summer!

1 comment:

crazylady said...

We do this every summer/winter to remind ourselves to make the time for free family fun! It's amazing to find out all the hidden treasures in these simple family fun days. We have memberships at certain attractions as well- the Science Museum etc... and we have to schedule them so we make sure we do them. By the time child #3 and #4 come along there aren't many days of just sitting around wondering what we should do on a Saturday we schedule the fun thing so other things don't crowd out the Family Fun time.

BTW...we found out that $1 store kites work great. We have both...and the little kids had greater success with the cheap ones.

Hurry up and write "Make a snowman on March 31st!" on your list!!!