100 Days of Summer - Go to the Movies

John and Jarrod have been itching to go to the movies. We've just been busy and haven't been able to coordinate a time. Since the boys are off to camp this week I figured we needed to hit at least one item off of our 100 Days of Summer - things to do list before camp. So I surprised them with tickets to the newest Transformers 3 - 3D movie at the Regal cinemas. Their first words getting in the van after the movie, "Awesome movie," followed by a thumbs up.

I haven't been scrapping much lately so I thought I would with some of our activities as we go. Did this one Saturday morning. Quick and fun!

100 Days of Summer 2011 - Join a Summer Reading program

While we were at the library yesterday the boys joined their Summer Reading program. All they need to do is record the names of the books, magazines, comic books, etc. that they read or read-a-louds and check off every 15 minutes of reading. The more they read the more opportunities they can be entered into a drawing for gift prizes. One of the prizes is a trip to Atlanta to the aquarium and zoo plus overnight stays for 4. That would be way fun! I'm so glad they've included read-a-louds because all our reading that we do together will be counted then. We are still in The Last of the Mohicans (hello!! sick here...for weeks) so the remainder of our time will apply.

We went grocery shopping yesterday and picked up a few items that we needed to fulfill a few more activities on our 100 Days of Summer 2011. Here are a few hints: lemons, menthos, chocolate bars, and marshmellows 

100 Days of Summer - Go to the pool

Although this isn't the only time we'll hit the pool for a nice long swim we could check off 1 of 100 activities for this summer that we are hoping to do. Swimming makes me happy so hopefully the next time we all go I'll be able to get a good swim in too. When we hit the pool on post it is generally for a swim not to play. That'll come other times over the summer. But this is just for good ole exercise.

100 days of summer - 2011

To celebrate summer this year we made a list of 100 things to do, to have fun doing, to accomplish this summer of 2011. We will continue to homeschool through the end of June and then again the beginning of August but there will still be ample opportunity to 'check off' things on our list of 100 things to do this summer. The Georgia Boys are so excited about the list. The one that stood out the most was sleeping during the day and staying up all night. They said I pretty much rocked as a mother for coming up with that one. So, without further ado here is our list of 100 things to do this summer - 2011:

1. Eat Ice cream cones

2. Make homemade ice cream

3. Make strawberry freezer jam

4. Go to the fresh market

5. Have water gun fights

6. Play badminton

7. Go to the pool

8. Go to the beach

9. Have a scavenger hunt

10. Go to the movies

11. Go to the library

12. Go go-carting

13. Play putt-putt golf

14. Eat a piece of fruit a day

15. Watch a thunderstorm

16. Go for walks

17. Put a puzzle together

18. Go ‘berry’ picking

19. Family game night

20. Grow herbs

21. Make fresh lemonade

22. Make a weather station

23. Read books aloud

24. Join the summer reading club at the library

25. Go fishing

26. Paint outside

27. Have a picnic

28. Pitch a tent and sleep in the backyard

29. Have a salad a week

30. Eat a meal of vegetables only

31. Play Frisbee

32. Bake cookies

33. Cook dinner for the family

34. Go bowling

35. Volunteer

36. Read 100 books

37. Make crafts

38. Make s’mores over a candle

39. Work on at least 2 merit badges

40. Go to a museum

41. Go camping

42. Stargazing

43. Make root beer floats

44. Sidewalk chalk

45. Take silly pictures and make a mini album of them

46. Build a sandcastle

47. Boogie board

48. Build a model airplane

49. Make cupcakes

50. Sleep during the day and stay up at night

51. Make pottery

52. Watch the sunrise on the beach

53. Watch the sunset on the beach

54. Dress up for a photo shoot

55. Roast marshmallows

56. 24 hour movie marathon

57. Go dolphin sighting

58. Play laser tag

59. Color eggs and have an egg hunt

60. Take an  "Alphabet tour"... camera(s) in hand, journals - drive to town/city - begin with the letter a (Apple street) b (building) c (colosseum) d(dairy queen) e(eatery) you get the drift - when you are done - each child has a personal and creative alphabet memory book.

61. Play jacks

62. Blow up Diet coke with Menthos

63. Visit the Turtle Museum

64. See a Sand Gnats baseball game

65. Visit Oatland Island

66. Take a tour of Savannah

67. Go jet-skiing

68. Go without TV once a week

69. Make homemade popsicles

70. Walk to Sonics for lunch

71. Make Cards for Heroes (Operation Write Home)

72. Make homemade laundry detergent

73. Go see a Drive-In movie!!!

74. Take a walk in the rain

75. Fly a kite

76. Watch fireworks on the 4th of July

77. Do a photo booth at the mall

78. Summer Waves

79. Play dominoes

80. An evening with no lights/TV (read + play games)

81. Outdoor concerts downtown

82. Make Banana Splits

83. Make a gratitude journal

84. Light sparklers

85. Go to garage sales

86. Collect sea shells

87. Make sun tea

88. Play musical chairs

89. Wash the cars in your swim trunks

90. Write and draw a comic book

91. Visit the zoo and have dinner with Uncle Rich

92. Build a Lego world together

93. Have a sleepover

94. Write out and store up 100 scripture verses

95. Go to the Tea Room

96. Do weather experiments

97. Chase seagulls

98. Play pick up sticks

99. Make snow cones

100. Go to Boy Scout camp

Pretty cool!