2013 Summer Bucket List

SumThe kids and I came up with the activities we wanted to add to this summer’s list of how to spend our time…besides relaxing, reading & traveling to Alaska.  We also try to add daily flashcards and writing.  The school work is good to keep track of with stickers for each completion to earn some “Toy store money”.

Since there were so many activities, we made a schedule of events and then invited some friends to have a itty bitty summer camp of fun. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  • Zoo
  • Aquarium
  • Explora
  • Natural History Museum (and Dynamax movies)
  • Romero’s Street Cafe
  • Gravity Park (Trampoline Park)
  • Stone Age Climbing Gym
  • Swimming
  • Xtreme Hangtime (Trampoline Park)
  • A day in the Jemez Mountains
  • Take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe
  • Putt-Putt Golf
  • Hinkle Family Fun Center
  • Cliffs Amusement Park
  • Isotopes Baseball Game
  • Sandia Tram Ride & Picnic
  • Radisson Water Park
  • Make Flubber
  • Gardening at Los Polanos Organic Farm
  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Roller Skating
  • Ice Skating
  • Bowling
  • Movies
  • Water Fights
  • Water Balloon Tosses
  • Cooking Contests
  • Make Father’s Day gifts
  • Make Silly Putty
  • Have a Backyard Movie
  • Make our own Putt Putt course
  • Make an igloo out of milk cartons
  • Have a “Christmas Week” in July
  • Make tents, forts and swings
  • Plant an Herb Garden
  • Tea Parties outside
  • Learn to make smoothies
  • Learn to make healthy snacks
  • Make homemade “passports” or scrapbooks of the summer
  • Go to some Aquarium Concerts

Phew!  Let’s see if we can include all of these activities in our summer plans for 2013.  I’ll give you weekly updates on the progress. :))

What are you doing for the summer?

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

My Dad with Jake

My Dad with Jake

Thank you, Dad, for being such a great Dad! Not only do you listen, support me, cheer me on, remind me to rest and take care of myself, fix things around my house, watch my kids, hang shelves, hang birdhouses, and take care of our dog, you also wash my massage sheets, fold and put those sheets away, do all the taxes, keep track and pay all the staff, take out the trash, water the plants, bring fresh drinking water, and watch over me in a quiet and gentle manner.

I appreciate your quiet presence at my office which I can tell is there from the jingle of your keys. The door is quietly opened when you arrive, and if I don’t catch you, you slip out like James Bond.

All you do for people, the staff here, the church congregation, the homeless you feed, the homeless you build houses for, you are an incredible example of treating people like Jesus would have. I love you, admire you, brag about you and hope my kids learn from you how to be generous, selfless, humble, brilliant and kind. The world would be a much better place if everyone had a Daddy like you!!

Happy Father’s Day, Love Ruth