summer activities; aka, Let's Put An End To Boredom.
since the start of summer vacation, we've been making an effort to do at least one fun activity during the week as a family, whether it be hiking, exploring a new place, discovering a great swimming hole (or revisiting a favorite), heading to the park, etc. keep in mind, these are very spur of the moment trips, the kind where we're like, quick! everybody jump in the van, we're going _________ (fill in the blank.)
the first week found us enjoying a gorgeous evening at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona. before heading out, we tossed a watermelon and a few water bottles in the cooler, and grabbed a bunch of dollar burgers from Mickey D's to eat on the way. yumm-o.
the kids had an absolute blast. by 6 o'clock, it had prit near emptied out, leaving us the entire place to ourselves. personally, I think these impromptu outings are often times the funnest ones. don't you?
|we struck out with this watermelon :-( Gary had picked up two from Safeway, one was nasty, the other excellent. is there a secret to choosing a good one? if so, let me know.|
|"mom, it's stuck. it's STUCK, mom!" um yeah, I see that.|
what fun activities have you been doing to keep yourself entertained (and out of trouble ;-) this summer?