Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Kick Off Party

Vincent has been chomping at the bit to start working on our Summer Bucket List. On the last day of school, I though we would usher in summer with a new family tradition and have a Summer Kick Off Party.

We all got ready for bed early, before Patrick got home from work. The Southern California “June gloom” is lingering this year so we couldn't eat outside, but we did get out our summer place mats. We had pizza and melon for dinner and talked about the best parts of the school year.

For dessert we had a Sand Cake.

Franklin was concerned it was real sand- so he put his tongue in it. This is why we don’t invite non-family members to our parties.

Once it was determined that this sand was edible everyone rejoiced.

Nothing says, “summer is here” like sand and umbrellas.

Then we read each item on our Summer Bucket List. After every item Vincent would say, “Ohh, I hope we can do that one tomorrow.”

The boys folded each one and placed them in the bucket, which is permanently displayed on the kitchen table until the end of summer.

Let the summer fun begin!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! What fun! I can't wait to make our sand cake! The kids looked like they enjoyed it! :)