You do not have to spend lots of money or go anywhere special to have a wonderful summer. All you have to do is commit yourself to laugh often, play together, listen more, love always.
Just be present in the moment.
Take the time to...
try new recipes.
run through the sprinklers with the younger ones.
have ice cream any time.
take morning walks and talk with the older ones.
buy lots of books
take lots of time to read the books...to yourself, to others.
make homemade lemonade and sit on the deck and sip it as they play.
celebrate summer birthdays, but also celebrate the everyday. Why not?
look them each and every one of them in the eyes and tell them how much you love them.
rest in the grass and look for cloud shapes.
blow bubbles and chase them.
play and imagine. Make up stories.
explore every park within driving distance.
camp in the backyard with them, sleeping in a tent.
tie-dye T-shirts in the backyard.
swim in the backyard pool with friends.
swim in a lake.
look with wonder at that bees, butterflies and birds. Can you find something new just in your own backyard?
plant herbs and then cook with them.
make s'mores in your backyard.
play board games.
If you have a post about a summer activity or any post with a summer theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer, which is open for new links until 31st August.