Friday, June 30, 2023


We kicked off summer break with an end-of-school-year celebration. I "graduated" each kid from his or her respective grade and I gave a little speech highlighting all the many things they had learned, accomplished, and experienced during this particularly crazy school year.

I wanted a simple but exciting meal so I made ice cream sundaes and french fries to dip them in! But they were all healthy, natural ingredients so I had zero guilt.

Ice cream was "n'ice cream" (frozen bananas, Malk, and vanilla) and for topping options I chopped up a Hu simple dark chocolate bar, blended dates + water for caramel, warmed and the blended strawberries for a strawberry syrup, and bought the least offensive sprinkles I could find. I meant to set out chopped pecans too but forgot.

My husband just told me last night "Ugh, I can't wait for winter" and I fully agree but I'm trying hard to embrace summer anyway!

Here's our summer bucket list:

๐ŸŒž back to school feast

๐ŸŒž first day of summer feast

๐ŸŒž make ice cream

๐ŸŒž make pillowcase dresses

๐ŸŒž play at a nearby lake 

๐ŸŒž finish our current read-aloud and then start the next one

๐ŸŒž sprinklers

๐ŸŒž summer reading programs

๐ŸŒž tent in living room for a movie sleepover

๐ŸŒž watermelon slushies

๐ŸŒž chess tournament?

๐ŸŒž play at the nearby river

๐ŸŒž water fight

๐ŸŒž paint Bob Ross rocks!

๐ŸŒž freeze stuffed animals

Aaaaand, of course, some summer picture books we have enjoyed: Let it Shine // The Little Blue Cottage // Little Houses // Sunrise Summer // When Lola Visits 

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