Fun Friday is fun!

Do you even start the day off with nothing particular planned, and then end up having a day full of fun? That's how our Friday was. L and I spent the day together and it was awesome. The agenda included our first visit to Dunkin Donuts, L's first salon mani/pedi, lunch at a new-to-us restaurant, making pink, sprinkled rice krispie treats, and watching a movie in the park at night.

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I'm giving myself major props for making Fun Friday really fun, especially considering I didn't have a game plan at at when the day started, aside from the movie. I should probably start planning next week's agenda now. Or, maybe not. Spontaneity worked in our favor this time around.

Fun Friday!

Well, our first Fun Friday of the summer is in the books and it certainly lived up to its name. The day started off with L having a breakfast date with one of her best buds (and me with one of mine)! They are so fun to watch together, as they are truly fond of each other- they have the funniest conversations and make each other laugh.

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After breakfast, L was off to a swim lesson, followed by some much needed down time, and then came Fun Friday, part 2: L and cousin time!! She loves her cousins like whoa. They are so amazing with her, and she looks up to them and completely adores them. L was in heaven!

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And if those two things weren't enough, along came a Fun Friday bonus: super cute and yummy omiyage from Baked by Melissa in New York City. I have never seen cupcakes this tiny! And the sprinkles for me: cupcakes with a macaron top- two of my favorite things in one thing! L couldn't wait to try one. And even though she mostly just licks the icing and leaves the cake part (whose child is this??), she gave the cookies & cream cupcakes a thumbs up. :)

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I'm not sure how we'll be able to top this Fun Friday, seeing as this first one involved some of her favorite people, but we'll sure do our best to try.

Camp Sprinkles

We first implemented a summer schedule last summer, because I wanted to make the most out of her summer vacation before she started kindergarten. I also wanted to make sure I had some fun activities in the queue, since L always wants to know what we're going to be doing, at all times. It ended up being a lot of fun for the both of us. I was able to fill at least parts of each day, and she always had something fun to do. I decided to implement theme days, just to give myself a parameter to work with. I owe this idea to Pinterest, although I altered the categories to fit activities that I know L enjoys doing, and that we would enjoy doing together.

I'm switching up the categories a little bit this year, but it's roughly the same idea. Each day of the week will have a theme, and we will choose an activity for each day to fit the theme. I don't like to plan the entire summer's activities ahead of time. That would stress me out way too much. I  don't like biting off more than I can chew, and I never commit myself to doing anything unless I know I can follow through. Planning the entire summer right out of the gate would be a recipe for disaster. Instead, I prefer to plan by the week (or even day), depending on what else we have going on, our mood, etc. Flexibility is key!

And so, the weekdays of our summer vacation will look kind of like this (with some part-time day camps and other activities spread out here and there):

  • Maker Monday (art and craft projects)
  • Think & Learn Tuesday (educational activities)
  • What's Cooking Wednesday (cooking and baking)
  • Thoughtful Thursday (journaling, letter writing, and random acts of kindness)
  • Fun Friday (fun places to go and fun things to do)

I'm looking forward to a fun summer, and L is really excited about doing all the fun things we've been planning. We've been making lists of fun things to do in each category. If you have any fun ideas, please leave a comment!