Summer, summer, my favourite season. OK, so the end of summer isn't until a few weeks away but this summer has been spectacular.
Tomorrow my children are going back to school, and I feel to have the post summer blues.
It has been a summer of sunshine, laughter, family and relying on others.
Now the children are both older, they have become great fun. I had a blast in the 3 weeks I spent with them over the summer, and although there have been a lot of arguments between them, I think they are closer for spending the time together.
At the start of the school holiday, I asked the kids what they wanted to do. They came up with this list
- Do the library book challenge
- Go to the park
- Play Games
- Go Camping
- Have a teddy bears picnic
- Build a den
It seems my children are easily pleased..
So, I made a planner (I know BORING, but I can't help it, I like to TRY and be a little organised) for the 6 weeks to try an incorporate all the things they wanted to do.
The library book challenge was quite easy, the children had to read 6 books from the library. Each time they took back 2 books they got stickers for the spooky house, and at the end of it they got a plastic skull filled with goo - nice!
Go Camping - the only one we didn't complete in the school holidays, but we will in the next few weeks.
And lots of fun thrown in as well.
If the summer was that good, lets see if Autumn can beat it!
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