This past Father’s Day weekend my husband decided he wanted to take our 4 year old, Noah, on a backyard camping adventure. They had been talking about it for awhile, so we figured Father’s Day was the perfect time for some father-son bonding! What I love most about this idea is the fact that it’s an experience. You are creating a fun summer memory right in your own backyard – without a hefty price tag! And the best part? You don’t even need a campfire to do so – making this a fun summer activity you can enjoy in almost any backyard.
There’s still plenty of summer left – especially if you are in the same boat as us and don’t start school until after Labor Day. However, I know some areas of the country are already gearing up for back-to-school. Here in SC, we actually still have 49 days to go until the kiddos head back to preschool. But the school year ahead is a special year for us. My 4.5 year old is heading into his last year of preschool, and I am feeling all the feels. He’s been enrolled in preschool since the week after he turned 2, so needless to say, preschool has been a huge part of our lives the last few years.
Since this is somewhat of a monumental year for him, I thought I would do something special to count down to his last 1st day of preschool. This pencil paper chain countdown is perfect for 1st time preschoolers or rising kindergartners, too!
Even though summer officially arrived a few weeks ago, it’s not too late to make a summer bucket list for your family! This past weekend we sat down together and compiled a list of things we want to do this summer. It was fun to get our 4 year old involved in making this list and hearing what he wanted to do during summer break.
Hooray! It’s officially summer! And summertime for us means jam packed days of kid activities mixed in with lazy days at the pool. Both of my kids are in preschool during the school year, but during the summer months we still like to stay busy. In between summer camps and swim lessons, I try to carve out time for learning activities and crafting. When my sisters & I were younger, my mom always spent time doing arts & crafts with us during the summer months. I have such fond memories of spending this time with my mom and I love carrying over that tradition with my own kids today.
When you think of summertime what dessert pops into your head? S’mores, right?! This classic summer dessert is an absolute favorite of ours. I mean, what’s not to love about a warm gooey chocolate dessert?! There’s just one problem – we never feel like dragging our fire pit out to make just one.