We have been continuing to play, play, play this summer. Things are getting checked of the list and others wait there as something to look forward to.
We got library cards & joined the reading program (#s 77 & 96), rode bikes and scooters in the neighborhood and a parade too (#38), went on a train ride(#25), and watched a movie at the drive-in (#3).
The whole family went on a mini hike (#31), we enjoyed a movie outside at the park (#4), went to a baseball game (#2), and tested out the slip-n-slide (#49).
As we have been using our list as a guide, I find that the "go do" things are easier to accomplish than the "make" things. This wasn't the case just a few short years ago when my boys, who are only 13.5 months apart, seemed too difficult to take anywhere. Maybe I'm just catching up! ha ha!
We did have a "make" something day with Rachel's girls when I tried out a recipe for homemade bubbles that I found on Under the Sycamore.
The ingredients are simple and you probably have them all in your kitchen: dish soap, corn syrup, and water. I mixed them up per the instructions (1.5 quarts water, 1/2 cup light corn syrup, & 1 cup liquid dish soap). Then I poured them into our old bubbles bottles.
The kids had fun trying to blow bubbles. I didn't think the stuff was so great, but maybe I made it wrong. Plus, it was super sticky. I have used a recipe in the past that used glycerine instead of corn syrup, maybe I should dig that out again. All the same, the kids had a great time making a mess on the sidewalk and trying to catch the bubbles each other blew. And not to self, a single wand it NOT ok. Must-have-fancy-cool-wand-with-lots-of-holes.