Friday, June 4, 2010

On the First Day of Summer

On the first day of summer, the kids and/or I*:

  • slept in till 8 a.m. (hey, I'll take the extra two hours)
  • did not turn the TV on until noon, and then only for two kids' shows
  • did, however, stay in our pajamas until late afternoon
  • had a "Welcome Summer" party that involved making a playlist on iTunes, playing games like Hide & Go Seek, blowing bubbles in the backyard, and eating a snack of grated cheese, cheese crackers, grapes, Teddy Grahams, and a "drink" of strawberry yogurt and red Kool-Aid with a few grapes and chocolate chips thrown in for some mysterious reason
  • read a lot of books and went to the library 
  • took a nap (with the exception of Miss Pink, who never sleeps in the daytime unless she's sick)
  • did absolutely no housework
  • enjoyed every minute of our time together
*I'll let you figure out which of these activities were not my idea and which most definitely were!



  1. What a great idea to have a Welcome Summer party! We're heading to the library today to join the summer reading program. I've been so bad about having Olivia read, but somehow she's good at it anyway. It's on my list of things to do more of when I work part-time.

  2. Oh you are so lucky on many levels - first that you are already on summer break!

    I'm guessing the grapes & chocolate chips in the drink were your idea...heh.


  3. That sounds like the best First Day of Summer ever!!

    Can't wait for summer to start up here... :)