This summer has been a strange one weather wise. We have had days when the weather has been so warm if you want to get outside you have to do it in the morning or risk melting, days when the rain has been so heavy you practically had to swim wherever you need to get to and days like today, when it feels absolutely autumnal, even the leaves are changing colour!
Autumn is already setting in, the days are getting shorter and I am sitting here writing this in my dressing gown. With this in mind I thought it was probably worth recapping our summer as a way to capture the memories as well as sharing with you what we have been up to (I have been terrible at keeping up with blogging this summer!). Hopefully you will find some summer inspiration in there somewhere too.
We did lots more that I didn’t manage to capture with the camera too. We flew spaceships to the moon, got chased by monsters, hunted for dinosaurs and elephants and made fires with sticks. I do love Little Man’s imagination, it opens up a whole new world.
Another way we have been keeping all these memories is in a summer scrapbook, inspired by Steph Tilly from Center Parcs. You should have seen the mess in the front room by the time we had finished putting in the first lot of photos! There was glitter, stickers, glue, paper and colouring pens all over the floor and we are still finding glitter now. Steph has a few other tips on how to preserve your summer memories but this was absolutely my favourite. Little Man has loved the process too. It gives him a real chance to talk about what we have been up to and link it all up together. His speech is coming on so well now and this is another one of those activities that really encourages him to express himself verbally. Well worth doing and a lovely keepsake. The tricky part is letting them loose. I so wanted to stop him drawing on the pictures and tell him where to stick things but I am glad I didn’t. It adds to the memories and really makes it his.
How have you been preserving your summer memories?
This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 August challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Elvedon Forest.