When Ollie’s school broke for summer, I thought that 9 weeks was going to be excruciatingly long… so many days to think of different things to keep both the boys occupied. I was excited too to spend time with them both and not have to do the bus run… to enjoy the warm weather together and spend time as a family… but also I was worried they would get bored! This summer is different from last summer because Nate was only 1 last year… he and Ollie didn’t really play a bunch together but this year is so different. For the past almost 4 weeks, they have entertained each other. We have had a ton of fun, been on some trips and enjoyed (this week) insanely wonderful weather. 4 weeks is easy to fill though. But we have 5 more weeks to go until Ollie goes back to school. We sat down together to make a list of the things he would still like to do and each day we are going to pick one or two. Some are day trips, some will fill a weekend and some are small activities to fill the day.
// Visit Glenariff Forest Park // Day trip to Newcastle // Have waterfights // Make our own ice lollies // Visit Belfast Zoo // Make a garden fort // Plant flowers or herbs // Have a tent sleepover at Grandma’s // Fly kite // Geocache // Climb trees // Visit Castle Espie // Helen’s Bay day trip // Take the train to Bangor for the day // Road trip to Dublin to see Grandpa // Make lemonade // Treasure hunt // Visit Rathlin Island // Go to Streamvale farm // Feed ducks // Pick fruit // Make cookies // Catch bugs // Make birdfeeder for the garden // Paint rocks // Wash daddy’s car // Picnics // Have a ‘yes’ day // Visit Carrick A Reed Rope Bridge // Find new parks // Go to farmers market // Play in the rain // Go crab fishing // Make pictures with collected seashells // Have a BBQ // Make banana splits // Watch the sun rise // Take photos // Make up a new game // Go mud-puddle splashing after rain // Freeze toys and let the boys excavate // Blow bubbles // Evening walks //