Jun 13, 2014

School's Out for the Summer!

Almost 2 year old Kenya!
Dear Kenya,

I'm so happy to say I am finally done with school and get to spend (almost) all my time with you!!!  (I'm still doing a weekly Spanish club and some curriculum work but the other 6 days of the week are just OURS)  Here's our bucket list for the summer:
  • Lake Michigan beaches
  • Camping
  • Find all the best parks/playgrounds in W. Michigan
  • Water parks & splashpads
  • Berry picking
  • Farmers markets
  • Library visits
  • Doughnut dates
  • Chuck E Cheese (when you fill your potty sticker chart)
  • Outdoor concerts
  • Dance parties
  • Musical fountains
  • Picnics
  • Tea parties
  • Build sand castles
  • Baseball games
  • Train rides
  • Bonfires and s'mores
  • Go Sailing (and garage saling ;)
  • Feed the ducks
  • Play dates with cousins and neighbors
  • Blow bubbles
  • Go out for ice cream
  • Painting and art projects
  • Festivals downtown
  • The Zoo
  • Fredrick Meijer Gardens
  • Safari feeding park
  • The Critter Barn
  • Make our own popsicles
  • Gardening in our yard
  • Teach you to swim (pool parties)
  • See fireworks
  • Fly a kite
  • Go to 4th of July parade
  • BBQ outside
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Lots of walks
  • Visit friends & relatives in Detroit, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Chicago...
  • Use up mama's teaching and bday giftcards!!! (I got spoiled this year)
We've already checked off a few items this week which include seeing a magic show, getting free doughnuts and eating dinner outside (more than once). I will keep adding to and checking off the list!

Also, you have a new name for me now too - Mamma Mia! :)  You are obsessed with the Mamma Mia song which is great for me cause that is one of my favorite plays and soundtracks.  You also are LOVING the song Happy by Pharell, as well as your own song that you sing "Go Kenya" which you gallop around to every time you go in the big girl potty.  You got new Dora underpants from Nana and never want to wear a diaper anymore.  And you are almost TWO!!!   We are having a duck theme bday party for you at church next week!!!  Love you girlie- to the moon and BACK!!! 

Love, Your mama