Today was summer solstice, which means it’s the longest day of the year. It also marks the first official day of summer! Even though we've been enjoying summer break for a few weeks now, I still thought it would be fun to celebrate the official beginning of summer!
The boys helped me make this "Cool Summer Chart" yesterday afternoon.
Each number has a fun activity tucked inside. Every morning when the kids wake up, they will take turns pulling out the slips of paper and discover what our fun activity will be for that day. Today we opened day one--since today is officially day one of summer!!
Today's slip read..."Celebrate Summer Solstice"
And this is how we celebrated...
Sophie was the first one up this morning, so she helped me make everyone a "Sunny Day Breakfast"!
Sunshine pancakes, fruit, turkey bacon, and eggs--cooked sunny side up--of course, were on the menu.
After breakfast, we beat the heat by heading to the Y pool with our good friends.
We enjoyed several hours of fun in the sun before heading home for naps!
While the babies napped, the boys and I got busy in the kitchen.
They helped me make strawberry shortcake, which we planned to enjoy later in the evening.
Nothing says summer like homemade shortcake
topped with cool whip and fresh strawberries-right;)
While our cake was baking in the oven...
the kids had fun making a tissue paper stain glass window.
We hung them in the window
and the kids loved how pretty they looked as the sun shone through.
And because we were celebrating the L-O-N-G-E-S-T day of the year,
we decided to head outside again after dinner,
and enjoy some time at our neighborhood park.
After getting nice and sweaty from playing at park,
we walked home and everyone jumped right in the tub!
We got in our cozy pj's and ended our summer fun day by indulging in our strawberry shortcake!
Happy Summer Solstice Everyone!