I would rather be sitting on the beach right watching the kids play in the sand but, we have a lot of odds and ends we need to get done before we are able to play in the surf. If you have followed along with me on twitter you will have seen the photos of our back yard transformation and we are (dare I say it) scary close to almost being done.
Over this past weekend, we saw the remaining black soil being added to our two raised flower gardens we have on either side of the shed. The hot tub has found its new home in the deck with a funky chevron pattern around the hot tub The monster pile of road crush that took up an entire parking space has shrunk to a much more manageable pile and we have a nice path replacing the weeds and much beside our house. We are almost ready to start planting our two gardens so the last few days I have poured over gardening books planning and researching the best plants for that space. We are wanting foliage that will give us a little privacy, with lots of vibrant color as well as being both butterfly and bee friendly. The middle two are off for a week at camp and the little one is enjoying being “the only kid” here. So to keep her busy we have been to the zoo and taken her to the library. We also started running this week… So this morning I am super sore but, I got cute shoes out of the deal. Win win right? So that was my week.. what about yours?
Did you try any of the activities from last week?
What was your family favourite?
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Yes to ice cream sandwiches! Any kind of ice cream in the summer is the best!
We haven’t don’t any of these, but they all sound like a lot of fun! I especially like the idea of making frozen pizza on the grill since I hate turning on the oven during the summer.
What a fun list! I lived to rearrange my room when I was little! Great idea.
I love decorate a bbq apron! That is fun. I wouldn’t ever think to do that. I also love re-arranging EVERYTHING so that would be fun to do!
I love the idea of the chevron pattern around the hot tub. I’d love to come test it for you. 🙂
love it that this post is time specific , my grand-kids are early risers and this post is perfect for us
Jessica Harlow says
This is such a fun list of family activities! With just over a month of summer vacation left before school starts, I know we can get some of these things done. First on my list is going to be a Fondue Party!
Allison Hill says
I like your first statement, sitting in the sand watching the kids play! Oh how I wish mine were still little and “playing” was even an option.
Chelle OJSA says
We actually did a craft party one day and the next was fort building in the living room while watching X-Men movies.
Helene Cohen Bludman says
My kids are grown up now but I hope someday to have grandchildren to do all these fun summer activities with.
These are all great things to do .. This is quite the list
Mama to 5 BLessings says
What a great list! We do fondue night on New Year’s every year, it is our family tradition.
My husband is out tonight and I was thinking of making frozen pizza for the kids. And then to go get ice cream, and maybe make messy ice cream sandwiches too!
Debbie Denny says
Decorate an apron. That is a cool idea.
Tina @ My Highest Self says
Great list! We have a plan to go raspberry picking this weekend, it will be a blast!
You have such great ideas! We’re taking an item off your list and visiting the grandparents soon! It’s one of our favorite summer activities!
April Ockerman says
We have actually done quite a few of those summer fun activities. I am going to try and squeeze the most in to summer that I can these last few weeks.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Glad to hear that your backyard project is coming along so well. I do hope that you get the chance to go lay on the beach for a bit, though. You know what they say about all work and no play…