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Summer Bucket List Recap

July’s over, so that must mean the kids are back in school and our summer is over.  At least the vacation part – the heat is here for a while longer. As we move from one season to another, I like to reflect on our progress.  Here’s what we were able to accomplish:

There were a handful of things we weren’t able to get done over this crazy busy summer, but we had fun trying. How did you do on your summer bucket list?

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Summer Bucket List

We’ve been brainstorming for the last couple of weeks, deciding what kind of fun activities we want to accomplish this summer.  I was surprised that our list had a slow start, but now it’s looking very healthy.
I made a pretty list and we’ll put a sticker by the ones we accomplish.  I probably should have done a little more research because one of our ideas was to go to an exhibit at the Center for Creative Photography at the U of A; but they are remodeling.  No exhibits until late August. 
What’s on your summer bucket list?
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China Week Summer Camp, Part Three

Today was a little busy with meetings and play dates. For today’s summer camp we only had time to read a story called The Goddess who Cast the Bell. It was long and kind of different. I wanted to read Lon Po Po, but I realized just before we were going to start today’s lesson, that I don’t have it. It sounds really good, a Chinese version on Little Red Riding Hood. Maybe another time!

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China Week Summer Camp, Day Two with a Bonus

During day two of our China week of summer camp, we learned a few basic facts about China and we learned about the Great Wall of China. Did you know that puppy is around 3700 miles long? We read the Magic Paintbrush. I thought I had read this before, but not the version we read today. I really enjoyed it. Loosely related to the whole China theme, we watched Wendy Wu; Homecoming Warrior. During the movie we enjoyed our Chinese Almond Cookies! I didn’t know four people could work on one batch of cookies without tripping over each other.

After our summer school fun, came my bonus. The playroom was too messy to vacuum (again), so I pestered the kiddos to clean it up (again). This time they not only cleaned up, but they cleaned out. I think the room lost 40 pounds! So let me know if you’re interested in a roller coaster for Kelly dolls or random Fashion Polly clothes 😉

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