It's officially summer vacation! No more school drop-offs, pick ups, projects, or homework until August. Is anybody else excited? I get to spend the summer with my boys!
Now, I did promise myself to chill out more than I did last summer. Camp Watkinez 2014 involved so much research and planning every minute of every day, and we just don't have time for that. My parents never planned my days like that. Kids should really have some freedom during the summer, especially now that it's much shorter than when I was a kid (my kid's break is only a month and a half).
Instead, we have created a to-do list. Some are from the list posted at A Waltz Through Disney, and we've added a few of our own.
1. Go to the movies - a lot
With Jurassic World, Inside Out, and Fantastic Four opening this summer, we've got a lot to look forward to.
2. Go to a free archery class
Roving Archers in Pasadena offers a free class for all ages once a month. We have got to try something new.
3. Go to at least one Dodger game
Because no summer is complete without a game at Dodger stadium.
4. Have a scavenger hunt
I am creating a small hunt, catering to families this summer. Be sure to follow the A Waltz Through Disney's Facebook page if you are interested in joining the fun!
5. Make the beach our second home
We live so close to so many beaches and should stop being so lazy. Plus, I can't wait to see Lou hang out in that summer breeze.
6. More Karate!
The Brodster just earned his orange belt and has asked to go four days a week, rather than the usual three.
7. Visit Walt Disney's Barn in Griffith Park
We've been talking about going for ages, so I'm determined to make it happen this year!
8. San Diego Weekend
With my sister living there, we have the perfect tour guide. She makes our visits practically effortless. As much as I love L.A., I can't wait to escape for a weekend and have a relaxing trip.
9. Read, read, read
I am determined to read at least one book this summer. I have got to get out of the habit of being online during any free time I have. Plus, the Brodster will be doing the Barnes 'n Noble Summer Reading program, so I've got to lead by example.
10. Get Froyo once a week
Because having fun is hard work and deserves a treat!
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What are your plans for the summer?
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