Tuesday, June 09, 2009

It's That Time Of Year Again

June is in full swing already. School will be out on the 18th, and we're all looking forward to a summer of no schedules. I like not being tied down for a couple months, but I bet once the end of august comes around, I will be impatiently waiting for September 9th for school to start!

On the last day of school, I always pick the kids up from school because it is a half day. Then we go out for a special lunch, as a treat. Last year it was Taco Bell! Ok, not so special, but the kids enjoyed it. I usually let them pick. I think this year we might go to Pizza Hut for their lunch buffet.

Since my husband and I made the decision to put our YMCA membership on hold this summer, we've been trying to think of fun things for me to do with the kids. Some of our ideas are:

* The park. It runs alongside a river that might have some swimming areas
* Library reading program
* Swimming in our pool
* Beaches (I think there are some in the area, I just have to hunt for them)
* Lots of crafts
* Go to the Zoo
* Go on Vacation to BC

I bought a Zoo membership the other day. It is good for a year, and we got the deluxe family membership which allows us a bunch of extra benefits, plus we can take 3 free guests with us each time. The Zoo is about 40 minutes away, so it is a bit of a drive, but not too bad to do a couple times a month.

On the 18th, the last day of school, there is a special event for Zoo members in the evening. The kids are really excited to go, so I will have to re-arrange our schedule that day. The encounter starts at 6:30, so I'm not quite sure if we'll do Pizza Hut for lunch, or go for dinner. We'll probably go to the Zoo after school, and then leave for dinner, and then come back for the event. I'm sure I can find somewhere to eat around there. I'm looking forward to going though!

What do you have planned for your Summer?


The Pierce Family said...

We have the zoo and trek membership too....we may go to that event....not sure.

Rina the Mama Bear said...

Oh man...lots of stuff (and I hope we'll be able to do it all!).

2 wedding this month.

Lots of drag racing and other car events throughout the summer.

Seattle, AC/DC and possibly camping in August.

And of course, lots and LOTS of BBQs and outdoor time with Baby Bear.

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

My kids got out of school May 22nd :), the zoo is a great idea, so much to see and do, one of my favorite things! Do your kids like to play board games? On those funky weather days, legos and board games come in handy :).