Barnes and Noble Reading Program
Drew did the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program this summer. He had to read eight books and then record the books' titles and authors. Then he had to recommend each book to someone he knows and tell why that person would enjoy the book.
We had planned be in South Carolina, where there are Chick-fil-a's everywhere, for Cow Appreciation Day this year, but we ended up changing our vacation plans, so we had very few options if we still wanted to participate. We could drive an hour to Toledo, or we could go about half an hour away to the Oakland University food court - Michigan's only Chick-fil-a, like we did last year. We decided to go to Oakland University again. I liked the idea of not fighting a crowd, and it was a shorter drive.
We followed up our Chick-fil-a lunch with a trip to the dairy farm, to continue with the cow theme. We started out by looking at the adult cows.
We had a fun dinner one night last week - grilled pizza and s'mores. We grilled the dough first, then added our sauce and toppings.
We have some vegetables growing in our garden box now! Our first jalapeno pepper is growing.
Hawkins Family Summer List
2. Make homemade ice cream
4. Go to the sprinkler park
5. Have a garage sale
7. Go to the library
8. Get Sonic shakes in our jammies (They are half-price after 8:00 pm!)
9. Have a picnic
10. Go putt-putting
11. Go to Metro Beach
12. Go to the Lego store
13. Paint our bedroom
15. Drew - learn to ride a bike
17. Drew and Jim - go to a Home Depot craft morning
18. Make kabobs
19. Keep up with our garden box - so far, so good!
20. Go to the dentist - We have appointments for August!
21. Organize the bedrooms -
23. Maddie - try potty training