Do you know about the MENSA book list? Here is a link scroll to the bottom to see the different grade lists. It was my summer goal to read at least 4 to the kids before summer was over. That may have been a lofty goal. We just finished up Charlotte's Web ( blog post on that coming soon) and started the Borrowers. So far the kids like it better.
We spotted some monarch caterpillars on our milkweed so we brought them in to protect them (endangered species) until they grow to monarchs then we release them back out in nature. We haven't lost one yet.
We have done strawberry picking and blueberry picking. We did not get near as many blueberries as we usually do because Falcon my biggest helper was in the East Coast with his Boy Scout troop.
After a hard day ( hour, maybe) of picking I treated the kids to the best fresh doughnuts around and an apple cider slush from the orchard.
The wind blowing your hair, the warm sun on your face, and sticky fingers......ahhhh summer as a kid!
here is a link to help you out. My husband is a member as well, he joined well before we had kids and hasn't been active since.
Saw Maleficent the theaters. This was a bit of an adventure for me since Falcon was out of town. We went on a 95 degree day which also happened to land on discounted tickets day at the theater (yay!) I had to walk the halls for a bit with Canary to get her to fall asleep. During this time Robin had a melt down while I left her in charge because the boys were asking her to many questions too often and she got frazzled and stressed. ( Welcome to my world dear Robin) All in all, it turned out well despite the fact that there were a few tears shed by Robin ( who was stressed by the extra burden of keeping the boys in line) Canary who was just cranky from missing a morning nap. and Duck who was repeatedly told by me to be quite and stop talking so loud.