Summertime.... isn't it the best?!!!!
It is time ( a little late, sorry) to announce the winner of the Boardwalk challenge. I've decided to add an additional TWO winners... Each winner will receive an LYB bag loaded with Boardwalk fun.
I loved reading through the posts. So many of the posts brought back great memories. Growing up in Minnesota meant lots of time at the lake. Summer also included making crafts,building forts, back yard games...good memories for me.
Here is a photo from the weekend. We went to Crawford Reservoir. Not quite a Minnesota lake, but it was wet! Emily had her first jet ski ride. She loved it. She has a 4th of July birthday. She turned 11 on this day.
So, here are the winners:
When my neice comes for a summer visit, she is kept busy with many activities. Her favorite is volunteering at the Assisted Living Community where I used to work. She prefers to work witht those who have alzheimer's...she said she feels confident because they all listen and trust her. She has been there alot and has a way to make them feel good.
Posted by: Tiffany | Jul 1, 2010 2:05:34 PM
When I was a kid, my mother would give us each a coffee can of water and a 1" paintbrush on a summer day, and let us paint pictures on our big cement patio.
The "artwork" would dry in enough time so that you wouldn't have to stake out too much real estate. There were ten of us and the neighbor kids would come over and get into the act too.
We would write our names, make roads, create maps, towns and decorations, hopscotches, etc.
It is VERY low tech, imaginative, cool, (and free!) water fun.
My kids had a blast doing the very same thing, when they were little, too.
Posted by: Genevieve | Jul 2, 2010 12:39:29 AM
How about putting on a family play, this can be as elaborate as you want. There are many plays you can use online, but better yet, write your own. Design costumes using paper and fabric scraps. Design back drops. Tape special effects and music to use during the performance. The ideas are endless. Make a big opening night of it with a red carpet and popcorn inviting friends and family. Hold an after party oscar night where everyone receives an award. This project can span over weeks. You can also get the neighborhood kids involved too!
Posted by: Kendra | Jul 1, 2010 9:47:40 PM
Thanks everyone for all of the great ideas! More challenges to come!