when the girls caught wind that chris and i had written a summer manifesto they wanted in too.
last night as the four of us were lying in bed ready to drift off we began to create a family summer manifesto.
since i am usually the first one asleep this is what i can remember. i’m sure there was more.
we have our work cut out for us.
:: ride a roller coaster (papa)
:: go on a picnic (norah)
:: swim in a creek, a pond, a lake, a river and the ocean (papa)
:: make homemade ice cream (mama)
:: make pies and crisps with each summer fruit (hannah)
:: master a homemade barbeque sauce recipe (papa)
:: canoe and camp in the pine barrens (mama)
:: set off fire works (papa)
:: find a nearby swimming hole (mama)
:: go crabbing (hannah)
:: invite friends over more often (papa)
:: make batik print tee shirts (mama)
:: make friendship bracelets (hannah)
:: have a summer restaurant on our back porch (hannah)
:: spend a weekend in cape may (mama)
:: eat tomato sandwiches (hannah)
:: ride bikes on the boardwalk (norah)
:: pick wineberries (mama)
:: catch fire flies (norah)
:: be together (mama, papa, hannah, norah)
beth lehman says
lovely list… mine is mental, but maybe i should write it down!
Sounds like a lot of fun! What a wonderful ways to spend time with your kids.
Alicia P. says
I like that idea. You could think of each item as a Brownie patch, and come away with a glorious summer sash of “earnings.”
I love these! I want to do all of them, too!
I would LOVE to work the same way you do Amy. It sounds lovely!