I cannot believe that it is already summer vacation! Clara just completed her first year of preschool (just two mornings a week) and I am beside myself. I just don’t know what we’re going to do with all of our new-found time! I have some good ideas. We’re going to host an outside art play date a few times a month (more on those art projects to come)! We’re going to do tons of fun things like swim at our favorite outdoor pool, go camping in California and at Lake Billy Chinook, play at our favorite parks and fountains (remember this post of great places to play in SW PDX?), and of course, have a big rainbow birthday bash for the big girl.
But, what is one to do on a day when there is nothing looming on the horizon and (hopefully) hot boredom is setting in. For, that, I stumbled upon this brilliant little idea. I couldn’t/ wouldn’t sew a pouch, but I did find an empty applesauce jar just sitting in the recycling that was perfect. A little construction paper, markers, and a glue stick… viola!
Then I dug around for some popsicle sticks and used a sharpie to write activities on. Next time we’re bored, with nothing to do, all we have to do is rummage around in the jar, pull out a popsicle stick and get on with a great time together. I read them all to Clara as we placed them in the jar. The only one that didn’t get a “hooray!” was storytime in the backyard. But, I bet if there were ice cream sandwiches involved a good time could even be had doing that.
I promise that as we do some of these things I will report back on them here. I also promise that the art projects will show up as well as a chicken and garden update coming soon. I would go out and take some pictures of the baby chickens in their new digs right now, but its pouring rain. Wait, isn’t it supposed to be summer?