Monday, July 5, 2010

A Great Way to Pass a Summer Afternoon - Monday

This is our summer to decompress. We have no scheduled activities and instead are following our bliss. We're roasting marshmallows, going to bed late and sleeping in. We're selling lemonade, walking to the library and visiting the ducks at the park. We're unearthing all kinds of fun yet frugal family activities and I can tell you this: I'm going to be all kinds of wistful when summer finally ends.

In the meantime I thought I'd take this week and share with you a bit of what we've been doing. One special activity per day -- "A Great Way to Pass a Summer Afternoon."

Here's today's contribution:

  • First go thrifting. Be sure to pick up an old board game (or two).
  • After you get home make a batch of lemonade and brew up a pot of tea.
  • Set up the game in the back yard.
  • Bring out lemonade for the kids and half lemonade/half tea for Mama and/or Papa.
  • Lift up your head, feel the sun on your face and the gentle breeze tousling your hair.
  • Then determine whether or not it truly was Colonel Mustard in the library with a candlestick.

Trust me. It's a great way to pass a summer afternoon!

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Tammie said...

i love this idea. we've been having a low key summer too and im so pleased with it. the kids have been staying up later and sleeping in, which i love. its made mornings so relaxing.

kathleen said...

I agree - a perfect summer afternoon! We're in the middle of winter here and have a two week school break - also staycationing, looking for ways to keep ourselves happy with minimal outlay of $$. Board games high on our list of activities!

HipHome said...

Sounds amazing. Our summer has been filled to the brim with activity but I am looking forward to a slower July. Plenty of time to drink lemonade. Thanks for the reminder...

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Yes, the joys of summer are so sweet. Especially in the slow lane.