Here we are, the summer of 2011! How did we get to this point, friends? Time sure is flying!
We have quite a to-do list this summer. In between the weddings, baby showers & newborn visits, family festivities & birthday parties, there’s a whole other list of things we want to do. Well here it all is, in list form as I love to do:
~Days at the Lake. My grandmother has a cottage/lake house on a Finger Lake in NY…one of the most beautiful places on earth. We are fortunate enough to have full access. I spent my childhood summers there & intend on giving our children the same wonderful experience.
~Fruit Picking. Last week was rainy so we missed out on strawberries, booo! No worries, we’ll make up for it this week.
~The Zoo. We have a membership to a local zoo, a gift we were given from my in-laws. Also plan on visiting some out-of-town zoos.
~Local Farms. Petting Zoos have become one of my kids’ favorite things to do. There are several places very close-by we can go to meet the animals. We also learn a ton about growing produce which is an important life lesson. Support local farms!
~Museums. For rainy days, which there are a lot of here in NY State.
~Aquarium(s). Unfortunately, there are none relatively close. We’ll just have to travel .
~Baseball Game(s). Local or not, we haven’t been to a ballgame with the kids…yet. They were born into a Yankee household, though we’re not diehard into baseball. We still enjoy a good game.
~Playdates with our friends! No doubt there will be LOTS of these…especially a re-enactment of this photo:
~Parks/Playgrounds. We live in a mecca of playgrounds. Definitely love visiting new ones, & after 2 1/2 years, we’re still not running out! One of our most favorite things to do there: PICNIC!
~Hikes. Speaking of a nice area to live, there are so many trails surrounding us, we will never be bored! We picked up a “Passport to Wellness” at our amazing local supermarket which gives us a trail guide & a few perks along the way. So fun!
~Pool Swim. Several friends/family have pools & we plan on taking full advantage ! This is the summer our 2 1/2 year old will really learn to swim & we couldn’t be more excited! Luckily, we have a pass to a nearby pool with friends & we can go any time. How fun is that?! Now if we could just get our hands on some good life jackets. any recommendations for a trusted brand?
~Planetarium. My husband has a geeky side, the love of planets. We don’t mind, in fact, we love them too .
~Concerts. Yes, we are those people who bring our kids to late-night, loud, rockin’ concerts. (And yes, we protect our ears.) It’s good for their souls. Great, great fun!
Well, so much to do, so little time. I’m sure there’s more, perhaps I’ll make a list half-way through the summer & see what I’ve missed!
What are your plans?