Summer is officially here, and not just because it's past June 21 or because it's been 93 degrees and humid the past three days, although those both certainly count.  No, it is officially summer because preschool is over and we no longer need to be out of the house for 9 am on Monday or Friday, or remember that the extra day is in the afternoon on Wednesday so we have to cram in errands beforehand.  There is nowhere we have to be today, and I'm looking forward to many more days like this between now and September, when school starts again.  So in the meantime, we'll be doing all of those things that seem to be the best done in summer.

This summer we will:

run through the sprinkler with our clothes on
eat ice cream before dinner
play outside all day, even after dinner
forget our usual bedtimes
have friends over
make endless pitchers of iced tea
read books
smell like sunscreen
cook on the grill
eat outside
go to the library a lot 
draw cities with sidewalk chalk
go to the beach
 sleep with the fan on
take pictures
work on projects
listen for thunder
sit in the shade
go swimming
enjoy the weather

have fun.

What's on your summer to-do list?  Did I miss anything?


  1. Summertime was so magical as a kid. It sounds like you have all sorts of fun stuff planned for the little ones. Our main goal is to spend time outside, which we've been doing pretty often so far. That, and grilling. Mmmmm.

  2. You have a great list going. I'm gonna add eating lots of slushies. They taste best in the summer.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  3. I feel like you are missing alcohol on this list. I mean.. it needs to be there right? Perhaps I just drink to much. I used to love the summers as a kid because I spent them mostly with my dad in Chicago. We always went to concerts, the beach aka Lake Michigan, carnivals, festivals..etc. Now, that I'm older and I have to work it's not as fun. One of my goals is to take advantage of my balcony and pool in my complex. I do want to get a lot of sun this year too. So far I've been able to do those things.

  4. I love summer, and I love your to do list!