Monday, June 18, 2012

Fire Museum

    We've had a whirlwind start to our summer this year.  We took off immediately to visit family down south and had a great, albeit hot, few weeks in South Carolina and Georgia.  I wasn't going to let those first weeks go by without trying to accomplish something off of our Summer Fun List, so when my mom suggested the Fire Museum one rainy day, I jumped at the chance to get the kids out of the house and cross Museum off our list.
North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum

The museum had a surprisingly large variety of fire engines on display from years past, as well as helmets, equipment and other fire memorabilia.

     There was also a play structure for the kids to play on with a slide, fireman's pole, and fire truck ladder to climb.

     Interactive displays like this one where Peanut is trying to lift the weight of a firman's uniform and gear, made the museum a lot of fun for the kids.

I wasn't sure at first if this kind of thing would really entertain my kids, but it turned out to be a lot of fun!  The best part was, the kid's admission was FREE, and my mom and I only had to pay $7.00 each to get in. I'd definitely call this summer fun activity a winner for us.  Be sure to check it out if your ever in the Charleston, SC area.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Fun!

Yay! School's out!! I'm pretty sure I'm more excited than the kids this year.  This has been one tough year for us and we could all use a fun, relaxing summer.  Last year we made our first Summer Fun List and had a great time doing as many things on the list as we could get to.  I've been collecting tons of fun ideas on Pinterest to add to this years list and we are really looking forward to getting started.  This is what we've come up with:

Feed Some Ducks
Make Funnel Cakes
Huge Indoor Fort
Living Room Sleepover
Play in the Rain
Paint T-Shirts
Go Bowling
Play Tennis
Make S'Mores Cones
Make Slime (recipes here or here)
Sponge Bomb Water Fight
Giant Squishy Water Bag
Make Popsicles
Ice Cream Sundae Party
Donation Day
Go to a Movie
Make Gigantic Bubbles
Take a Hike
Watch Movies all Day (on a rainy day)
Discover a New Park
Make and Send Postcards
Bake Cookies for Someone
Family Talent Show
Spend a Rainy Day in PJ's
Make Kool-aid Slurpees and Cherry Limeades
Go to a Museum

With a list this ambitions, I'd better go get started!  Do you make a summer fun list, or do you just "wing it?" Leave me a comment letting me know and stay tuned for updates on our progress.