The summer holidays are nearly upon us. Six weeks of having both my girls with me all day. I’m looking forward to having that time with them. Last year we made a summer activity list for the first time. Having an idea of what activities we wanted to do together and what places we wanted to visit helped us make the most of the summer holidays.
This year, we’ve come up with a new list of things we’d like to do over the summer. Some of them are things that we always do in the summer. Some of them, such as days out at theme parks, are more expensive things to do. There are plenty of free things on the list though. The girls can be quite specific in their requests. For example, Jessica has asked to make a unicorn horn. I’m going to have to get my thinking cap on with that one!
Here’s our list of 25 things that we’d like to do during the summer holidays:
1) Get the paddling pool out.
2) Watch the sunset.
3) Go to Chessington World of Adventures.
4) Make a unicorn horn.
5) Do a science experiment.
6) Play board games.
7) Look for fairies.
8) Water play.
9) Make a bird feeder.
10) Go to the beach.
11) Go to Legoland.
12) Bake cakes.
13) Make a grass trumpet.
14) Explore somewhere new.
15) Go to Peppa Pig World.
16) Make mud pies.
17) Make ice lollies.
18) Pond dipping.
19) Go to Chiltern Open Air Museum.
20) Read ten new books.
21) Follow a trail.
22) Grow sunflowers.
23) Go on the Gruffalo trail.
24) Have a teddy bears’ picnic.
25) Do some painting in the garden.
Last year we managed to do everything on our list apart from one thing, which was to grow sunflowers. I’m hopeful that we’ll manage to tick that one off this year as we’ve had more success with the sunflower growing so far.
There is a possibility though that another heart surgery may be on the cards for Jessica this summer. At the moment, we’re back in limbo again following last week’s cardiac clinic appointment. The team will be meeting again next week to discuss whether Jessica’s surgery should take place sooner rather than later. I’m acutely aware once again of the need to make the most of the here and now and enjoy the little moments.
For now though, we’ll focus on the things that we’re hoping to do over the summer and making memories together.
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