Today marks the end of the preschool year, so for us (despite the calendar), summer is beginning! All the signs are here- a looser schedule, high 80 degree temperatures and swim team is in full force. I’m really giddy about this summer. I think it is going to be a really wonderful one with the girls at ages 2 and 4. I foresee a lot of adventure and fun. In fact, I brought this up to Hailey the other day and we started chatting about all the fun things we wanted to do. Then she asked me to help her spell words as she dictated to start our summer bucket list.
I swear the “no whining” at the end was all her doing, though I heartily agree and realize I must say that fairly often. Insert crying laughing emoji here, since that is my advanced literary way to convey emotion.
As we kept chatting over afternoon arts and crafts, our list got longer.
We all were really excited about all the possibilities, even Kaitlyn who squealed yeah yeah YEAH! to all our suggestions regardless of whether she understood them or not. Her enthusiasm was still highly appreciated by her older sister.
As we were stringing alphabeads, an idea started forming in my mind. Maybe we could make a summer memory necklace to keep track of all our adventures. The girls are really into beads and necklaces right now, so it totally made sense. A blue bead for swimming, a yellow one for lemonade, so soon we took a trip to Hobby Lobby to check out our options and that’s when the girls saw these.
What a fun idea. We spent the next 45 minutes searching through charms and matching them with our summer list.
They each picked out their initial for their necklace and we have a special spot to hang them in. Despite the pictures, they are currently charmless, as the charms are tucked away in my closet. As we complete each summer adventure, they girls can add their charm to their necklace. If we don’t have one that goes with the experience, I’ll just search on Etsy which is a gold mind of charm options- from these bowling charms to these reading charms for hitting a specific number of books read goal.
The possibilities are endless.
The girls are so excited and so am I. Not only are we armed with plenty of fun things to do to fill our summer days, we also have a fun momento ready to create. I hope that once the summer ends, our necklaces will be full of wonderful summer tales to tell, perhaps at the school year’s first show and tell?
Either way, now we are ready to officially say, BRING. ON. SUMM-AH!
If you are looking for more kid-ish and colorful charms, I found this site which has really cute options as well!
Now please share with me…
What is one fun thing on your summer bucket list?!