First Day of Vacation

Actually, that would have been Friday.  Both Ane and Tad finished up last Thursday – a day earlier than the “official” last day of school because Tad’s preschool week was always Monday through Thursday, and the half-day kindergarten ended on the last full day of school (since the last day is always a half day).

And on Friday, the Webmaster ended up taking a half-day off, and we met up with Friend, Doc, the Brain and Head at the movie theater to see Toy Story 3!!  If you haven’t seen it, you should.  All the reviews are true – it was a GREAT movie.

But, here we are, the first “real” day of their summer vacation.  And the weather forecast is for gray and cloudy skies with occasional rain.  We might hit 70 degrees by midweek.  Might.

What to do, what to do?

Look, a cute baby!

This is what happens when you tell a baby, “No, you can’t suck your thumb!”  But I digress…

I actually have things I want to do with the kids this summer.  Ane brought home most of a math workbook from school – Ms. V. sent it home because the kindergarten curriculum only had them deal with part of the book and she didn’t want it to go to waste.  So I do plan on having Ane do some math work.  Her class had just started the concept of equations before school ended, and I picked up some addition flashcards.  I’d like her to be able to memorize some basic math without using visual aids (like fingers or objects) to count on.  And I want her to keep working on her writing – meaning her handwriting.  I have some ideas on how to work on that.

Oh, and she HAS to learn to tie her own shoes.  This has become ridiculous, honestly.  In this day and age of velcro and slip-ons and lace-up clips, we could probably all get by without tying a shoe.  But she does have ye old-fashioned lace-up tennis shoes right now, and I’m tired of having to constantly tie her shoes for her.  So, that will be lesson #1 of the summer.

Tad has things to do as well.  We may be pursuing some additional behavioral therapy for him over the summer.  We plan on making some visits to his new school to get him acclimated to his new environment and teacher.  I see us checking a lot of shark books out of the library.  He has his colors down pretty well and can recognize all the letters of the alphabet.  I am trying to get him to finish up his first Cubbie book – by saying his verses to Grandma – by the end of the summer, so he can begin his new book at the beginning of the Awana year with the other kids.

And I want us to have fun – preferably outdoors.  But first, the rain has to stop.

It will, right?

2 Responses to “First Day of Vacation”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    June 21st, 2010 06:51

    At this point, I’m not betting on it.

  2. Nana
    June 21st, 2010 07:28

    Rerun is sucking the same two fingers that Papa did, according to his dear late mother. Papa says, “He’s just like me!”