Our kids like to pick up rocks (and other craziness) when we are out and about. A few months ago I was telling Olivia about how you can paint rocks and make a "pet rock". So I thought it would be fun to put that on our summer bucket list.
But then we didn't have any rocks. So I finally asked Michael to get some from the pond at his work.
They didn't necessarily aim to make a certain animal or design. They just wanted certain colors, and then went to town.
Painting in the Pride Lands ;)
Gluing the eyes on
Her new pet rock :)
We have some water balloons to play with still, but other than that we are finished with our summer bucket list. We did everything on Olivia's list except the basketball game--because, you know, there was no game to go to! We didn't make it to fireworks this year (long story), and we attempted to attend a Michael's craft camp but it didn't work out. All in all, I think we had a good balance of fun at home, out and about with friends, free activities, and some that cost a little bit of money. The kids got to swim at least once a week, but usually multiple times a week, and they loved it.
Summer was fun. Now bring on fall!