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The Summer List 2013

June 24, 2013

Summer is here! Although the season just officially started, Sophie and I have been on “summer vacation” since the first week of June when she finished preschool! That’s right, my little Sophie is no longer a preschooler and will be entering kindergarten in just over two months!

last and first day school

Since her last day of school, we’ve been enjoying our days hanging around the house, doing local activities, crafting/painting, swimming lessons, and spending time outside. I purposefully did not schedule our days full of camps and activities so we both have time to relax and enjoy our home and backyard. It’s nice to have the freedom to be able to do what we enjoy.

Like walking the dogs …

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Going to the park …

park collage

And working on art projects …

painting outside

backyard art2

We finally got around to making our Summer List. As you can see, it’s full of lots of fun plans. We’ve already done quite a few projects — stay tuned for photos! You can also follow me on Instagram (leahsthoughts) since I take A LOT of photos before they make it to the blog.

summer list 2013

Here are our past Summer Lists: Summer 2012Summer 2011 and Summer 2010. I can’t believe this is our fourth summer doing this!

What do you have planned this summer? Does your family make a Summer List?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2013 2:47 am

    Adorable as ever. Love this list idea. Have a great summer!

  2. June 24, 2013 3:35 am

    Love the summer list! I think I’ll make one with the Grandkids 🙂 Sophie is adorable … and taller!

    MJ

  3. June 24, 2013 6:49 am

    Great pictures! I love the summer list idea and have been jealous of all my mom friends who do fun ones like this for their kids. Then I realized I could always do my own just for me and JB until kids (hopefully) come along! Have a great summer.

  4. June 24, 2013 11:37 am

    After looking at your list, Leah, I’m struck by how much our summer list has changed over the years. Now that I have a teen, a few of the items you mention have gone by the wayside, e.g. fort-building and sidewalk painting (though that needn’t be the case). Now we’ve added “join a competitive swim team,” “teach cello lessons” and “ride on Seattle’s Great Wheel” to our summer plans.

    I encourage every member of the family to make their own list. We adults want to make sure we get our playtime in, too!

  5. June 24, 2013 6:15 pm

    I love that you make these lists with Sophie, Leah. I wish I had thought of this when my two were small!

  6. June 26, 2013 2:25 pm

    This is SO cool, and such a teacher-y idea, Leah! I can say this, since I was a teacher for so many years. You are fabulous mother/teacher/writer/inspiration. Thank you for so many upbeat, inspiring posts this Summer! Love!! <3

  7. June 28, 2013 3:41 pm

    Love this!!! And how cool to see that first day and last day back to back. I want to do that this year!

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