We went to the bookstore and started our summer workbooks Monday. I got Jared Summer Fit: Exercises for the Brain and Body While Away From School and Jenna, Summer Bridge Activities. They are both pretty good so far. I like Jared's because it has physical activities as well (aerobic, strength and sport). I think I may need to join in on some of those activities! Jenna's has a suggested reading list in her workbook, which I really like.
We also signed up for the summer reading program with the public library. The kids are both excited with the incentive of possibly winning a trip to Great Wolf Lodge, along with giftcards and other prizes. Jenna is now in the teen reading program and can win more prizes for submitting book reviews. I thought that was pretty cool.
Jenna started her "wagon sales" business yesterday of cold drinks & popsicles to the construction workers and after school kids (thanks to No Greater Joy for the idea). She made a whopping $5. It was a tough first day. We were under a heat advisory and she got a late start. Today, she is getting ready bright and early for her 2nd day of sales.
As for myself, I have not fully adjusted to all this free time. The kids are independent and just about outside 24/7. I can't interest either of them in playing a game or spending time with me! Read: I'm bored! So, I've been puttering around the yard and taking pictures.
Here are a few visitors I was able to snap some shots of:
Tune in later for more exciting bits of boring news!