Hi there, Erin here and it's crazy to me that it's already the end of June. I'm starting to get that panicky feeling that summer's almost over. I realize it's not, but August 20th (the first day of school) will be here before I know it. Which means we've got to get going on our Summer Fun To-do List of 2012. Today I'm sharing a little project I've made for my girls to help them enjoy, celebrate and remember this summer.
The last two years, I've put together a summer fun to-do list. It's usually scribbled in the notebook I keep in my purse and is nothing fancy. But this year I've seen all sorts of fun summer lists on Pinterest. And while it hasn't inspired me to make mine any prettier, it did inspire me to make a version for each of my children.
I asked each of my girls, Emma who is 6 and Mackenzie who is 4 1/2, to tell me their top thing to do this summer. Since they tend to piggyback off each other, I asked them separately. Each girl gave me their list and I typed them up and then printed them in their color of choice.
I then printed out some simple cardstock pages to make a mini-album.The theory is each time they complete an activity on their list they'll write it down on a page, add a picture and then share what they liked about the activity. Now Mackenzie's page was supposed to be in pink ink, but it printed a bit red. But it's not Christmas-y, it's a summer watermelon theme!
I let the girls pick and apply the letter stickers for the title and then decorate it any way they wanted. They both love ribbon, so they picked some out and I used it to bind the mini.
Now we need to get started on them - this week we had a picnic, went on a 5 1/2 mile bike ride, swam at the pool and picked blueberries!
I'll share the completed albums in August. Happy Summer!