Theresa's Mixed Nuts: How We Are Beating The Summer Boredom Blues

Monday, June 29, 2015

How We Are Beating The Summer Boredom Blues

The girls have been out of school for about 3 weeks, and I am pleased to say I haven't heard "I'm Bored!" once this summer. We have been finding little ways to fill our days with fun and excitement, and the best part is, we aren't spending a ton of money doing so.

With that said, I have made the decision that until school starts back up again this August, I'll be cutting way back on blogging and social media activities. I only have 2 more summers before Mariah heads off to college, and I want to be present for as much of her free time that I can. I still plan to blog here 2, maybe 3 times a week, and will do my best to make my blog rounds and answer emails as frequently as possible. I can't stay away from my readers and blog friends for too long without going crazy ;)

So, how have we been filling summer? Sadly, it's been raining almost every stinkin' day, but we aren't letting that dampen our spirits! Friday we decided that since we were going to be wet anyway, why not head to the splash pad for some water fun.

splash pad

We've been doing a little frog hunting.

frog catching

Having some park fun.

girl at park

At night we like to kick our feet up by the fire!


Going to the $1 theater, catching up on Netflix, and volunteering at the pet shelter are also great ways we've been filling in our days. As long as we are spending it together, we are finding the little joys in every day life. One thing that has really pleased me this summer, is watching my kids gain more confidence in the kitchen. The girls are taking turns making each other lunch, and I love that not only are they being kind to each other, they are learning a life long skill in the process. 

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55 comments:

  1. The superkid is hilarious :)
    And the frog is charming! Looks good with that lovely nail polish of yours

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    1. Isn't he? I just love that boy to pieces, but we only see him twice a year :(
      That frog has been hanging around our back yard for weeks. He isn't doing too good of a job getting rid of the other bugs though. I think we're going to have to fire him ;)

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  2. Looks like fun, especially that water gun.

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    1. Those water guns sure are a hit with the kids at that park!

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  3. Super man sure has control of the gun lol sounds like great ways to fill the days

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    1. Yep, Superman was holding it down, making sure all danger was under control :)

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  4. My favorite summer activity is the beach. Fortunately we are getting quite a bit of it this summer!

    And you caught a frog. gaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

    I have to catch a lizard, per my son's beating me at a game. I don't even wanna go there, but go there I must. :)

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    1. Lucky! It's been too cold and rainy for the beach here all summer! I can't believe we haven't been once yet!

      Frogs I can do, but lizards aren't high on my list. Allison has been badgering me for a bearded dragon. I admit, they look cool, as long as they aren't in my house!

      Good luck catching your lizard lol

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  5. I'm always surprised when animals let random people hold them

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    1. Yeah, that frog wasn't too happy with me. Ended up peeing on my hand. Think I'll leave him in the grass next time lol

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  6. You guys are having fun, huh? I Have been taking the kids out every day and I still get the "Mom, I'm bored". I am about to show them what bored REALLY is.

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    1. Bwahahah! You sound like my mama! She sure did let us know what bored really was when we started complaining!

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  7. I hope you'll have a lot of fun making memories to last a life time! Family is number one!

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    1. Absolutely Dixie! I became a stay at home mom just so I wouldn't miss a thing. I can't believe my first born is heading off to college soon. It went by way too fast!

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  8. Looks like you are having a fabulous summer so far! Love the fire at night. We like to do that too!

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  9. Love that picture of the frog! Looks like the kids are having a great time this summer. Volunteering at the pet shelter is great experience too!

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  10. How fun! We are only two days into our break, but my kiddos are already claiming the boredom blues! I'm going to have to step up my game! - Jeanine

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  11. It sounds like you have had a great summer so far. So far we have done a lot of fishing and swimming.

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  12. You sound like you are all having a great time-weather not with standing! Those individual pizza kits--well I'm not a kid but I think it would be perfect for me for a quick lunch or dinner!

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  13. What a sweet frog! I love catching frogs and toads and taking looks at them. We are careful handlers and always release them right where we caught them.

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  14. Going down metal slides, camping, hiking, going to the library, ice cream cones, bike riding, and more.

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  15. It looks like your summer is spectacular thus far. We have been spending a lot of time in the pool and are looking forward to our family vacation in early August.

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  16. 2 more summers until she heads for college??! My oh my where did the time go??? Enjoy the rest of your summer hols dear!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  17. Summer fun! that is great, minus the frog. That is kinda gross :-) Lol. I did need the inspiration for my son for the summer

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  18. I love getting out and playing in the summer. Sometimes I want to stay in, in the cool air conditioning, but I feel so much better getting the fresh air and away from screens!

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  19. Our favorite activity is going to the park and having a family picnic

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  20. I just cringed looking at your frog picture! Frogs scare the daylights outta me! So glad you're having a fun summer though :)

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  21. Lots of great memories. Fun way to cure the boredom.

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  22. Those pizza kids are so fun! I think being able to mix it up is important for keeping boredom at bay.

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  23. I like the picture of the frog you caught, it looks very cool. The make your own pizza kit looks like something my family would love!

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  24. frog hunting? supeeer...I might want to try that :)...and Bo et Obi adore pizza..love the colorful toppings :)

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  25. The park was always a favorite of ours too. Making our own pizzas and treats would be fun too!

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  26. It looks like you are having a great summer. I love your images!!!

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  27. Ooh, LOVE summer! Looks like the kit would be great, I love how it has everything with it!

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  28. My daughter would love to make her own pizza! What a fun family activity.

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  29. We recently had my kids make their own pizza. They really enjoyed it.

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  30. That's one cute little frog.

    My kids love making their own pizza. They get a kick out of making dinner. :)

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  31. It's great that everyone is having a good time despite the crazy weather. The individual pizzas sound like a great treat. I'll look for them at Wal-Mart.

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  32. Thanks for the add on. I really appreciate it!

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  33. We do a lot of reading and playing outdoors. Good luck to everyone entering!

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  34. Now this is something the boychild would love to do. I'm going to check this out.

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  35. We just got back from almost 2 weeks in Disney World. My boys love visiting the library, playing outside with water guns and water balloons, reading, video games (in moderation), and riding their bikes. We are also planning some backyard camping with the neighbors!

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  36. Frog hunting!!! If I did that my Hubs would think I was cooking him frog legs.

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  37. We love hiking and going in the creek in our backyard in the summers!

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  38. My husband is obsessing over frisbee golf. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Our family summer fun activities are swimming and going to the park!!

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  40. Those pizza kids are so fun. We are spending time at the pool and the zoo.

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  41. These are great activities for Summer fun. Love it!

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  42. We love the outdoor concerts and also the local fairs.

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  43. We love fishing, kayaking and hiking. We are outdoors people, so we love the summer.

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  44. We like to spend the summer going camping, hiking, bike riding and going to the beach.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  45. We love to go to the beach and relax and build sand castles all together! It's nice to live right near a lake!

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  46. My family loves going to the beach,local fairs,and also to amusement parks. we also like riding our bikes at the bike trails !!

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  47. *Thanks so much* Theresa's Mixed Nuts and Family Finest! We look forward to trying the Make-n-Bake Pizza or Cookie Kit :)

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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