School finished up for us last week and we’re into full-blown summer over here – we’re kicking it off with a week at my parents’ house in Las Vegas along with my sister Merrick and her boys so the cousins can all swim their faces off.
We’re gone a LOT in June, plus we don’t actually have a home of our own right now until we can move in (hopefully) at the end of the month, so our schedule is preeeeetty loose.
But when we ARE home, it’s helpful for all of us to know what to expect and have some sort of basic framework to go off of.
Here’s what our general summer schedule looks like, although I’m sure it’ll adjust as the summer wears on!
Our 2021 Summer Schedule
5:45/6:30 a.m. Three days a week, I get up early and go to a gym strength training class (SO glad to finally be back to this!) and the other three days I do a quick run (usually a 1 mile run).
7:15 a.m. I shower, get dressed and do my hair and makeup.
8:00 a.m. A couple of days a week, Ani has swim team, so either Bart or I take her.
9:00 a.m. I make my breakfast, help the girls finish up their breakfast, clean up the kitchen, make sure everyone is dressed and has their hair done, and they’re responsible for having made their beds and tidied up their rooms.
9:30 a.m. The three little girls have Savvy Reading – while they do it, I usually read with the ones who aren’t doing it at the moment.
10:00 a.m. I work three mornings a week and our babysitter comes over to watch the girls for four hours. On the mornings I don’t work, we have a pretty free morning. The girls play outside together a lot, work on their own projects or we’ll read books. I turn on my Forest app so that I’m not distracted by my phone during this time and so I’m super available for anyone who wants to read a book, needs help with something, or I work on household chores (I anticipate that I’ll be doing a LOT of unpacking in July). One morning a week, they also all have ice skating lessons.
12:00 p.m. Lunch and cleanup.
1:00 p.m. Quiet time. I work and the girls play quietly.
3:00 p.m. Quiet time is done and we have snack and then do some sort of activity
- Monday: Go on a walk or bike ride or to the park
- Tuesday: Family outing
- Wednesday: Go to the library to pick up new books and pick up the week’s library craft
- Thursday: Reading Time (more details about this here)
- Friday: Friday Adventure (more details about that here)
5:15 p.m. I start prepping dinner and the girls play.
6:00 p.m. Family dinner and scripture reading. Everyone helps clear the table and Bart does the dishes. The girls all get in their pjs and brush their teeth.
7:30 p.m. I read aloud for 20-30 minutes – usually Bart plays pool with the girls while they listen.
8:15 p.m. The girls can listen to audiobooks, read, or color until 9:30 before lights out.
8:30 p.m. I’ll do a bit more work or read or watch a show with Bart.
10:30 p.m. Lights out! Time for bed.
What about your summer? I’d love to hear what your schedule looks like!
Do your kids play with other neighborhood kids much? We just moved to Utah a month ago and there are kids everywhere which was not the case in our upstate NY neighborhood. My kids constantly want to be playing with other kids and it’s been hard for me to figure out a good groove for our family.