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Saturday, June 16, 2012

And Summer Begins...

Well, it is here.  The beginning of summer.  I know that technically the first day of summer is not until June 20th.  But all kids (and anyone who works in education) knows that the TRUE first day of summer is the day after the last day of school!  And that is today. 

Now, what are we going to do with this summer?  I am not sure yet.  I got up early today to get online and try to find some fun summer adventures for our family.  You can bet that I am starting a list.  You know me and my lists... 

Ryder is still taking 2 naps a day (which sometimes is really nice) so that limits us a little bit.  But he might be able to be stretched a bit and go to one nap a day so that we can get out and about.  Some things on my agenda:  zoo trips, farmers market, warm afternoons at the fountains, Festival of Balloons, a trip to the coast, berry picking, Oregon Brewer's Festival (oh wait, that is just for the adults!), street fairs, Music Together class,  weekly trips to the therapy pool for all us, 2 trips to San Rafael with Parker to work with Anat at the ABM Clinic, and a HUGE garage sale to try to raise some money for said trips!

This is just the beginning of my list.  I am hoping to find more exciting things to do.  But I am sure there will also be many days just playing lazily in our own backyard, which is not so bad either.  We have water, sand, sun and shade.  Those are pretty much the essentials with little boys anyway, right? 

I think my goal will be to have at least 4 outings a week.  Jimmy has to work most of the summer doing camps, so it is not feasible to do something every day.  If anyone has some suggestions for some summer fun, please share!

But for today, the first day of our summer...we are going to the Zoo! 


Have a great day everyone! 


  1. Hi Marcy,

    Put "have a playdate with Chase and his mom" on the list! I actually will be out of town for the festival of balloons but our nanny Jen is going to take Chase so maybe you'll see him there. I would love to have your crew over one day when I get back so lets talk soon and put it on the calander.

    Happy Summer!


    1. Hi Angela,
      Absolutely! We would love a playdate. Let me know when you are back in town and we can get something planned!

      Take care!

  2. LOVE the new picture of the boys!!! How adorable! Sounds like it's going to be a fun summer in your household. Enjoy it because it will be over before you know it.


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