I've been wanting to write this since before Summer vacation started and so I'm just going to keep the original title. Before the kids got out of school I printed out my list of things I want to do in the Summertime and hung it on the fridge. I decided that there was no real reason to wait until it was officially summer vacation to get started.
So far I have done the following things from my list:
1. Read on a blanket outside. Spring has been cold and rainy, but there have been a few sunny, relatively warm days mixed in and I decided that I should be out enjoying any day that was nice. I ended up reading outside on a Sunday after church. The only bad moment was when the little jumping spider decided to jump on me, but he jumped back off pretty quickly.
2. Sew Something. In Relief Society we planned on making plastic bag holders. These are the cool kind where you shove bags in the top and then pull them out the bottom. The nice ladies e-mailed me instructions and I made it here. It works great! We didn't end up having time for it in Relief Society meeting anyhow. We were too busy learning other fabulous things.
4. Paint the bar stools (fabulously of course). I'm not done with this, but I am half done. Here are what the stools basically looked like before I started.
So, I have a headstart on my Summer list and that is good because I spent a lot of the first week of vacation panicking over how to organize the children so that they will have fun, help out, AND learn things, which means I was too busy stressing out to actually look at my list. Thankfully there is more Summer ahead to do better.