Our summer started in mid-May. The kids and I sat down to make a list of 50 things we might like to do over the next 3 months.
Here it is, now, one week until we start school, and we've accomplished 32 of them, some of them more than once. Gosh, it doesn't seem like much, but some were out of our control (no peaches to be picked this year) or ridiculous in this heat (mid-day baseball game). I'm glad we made the list. I don't remember my kids ever having a moment to say "I'm bored".
I think we'll make a list again next summer. Things I know we'll put on there: camping, water park, all the summer reading programs, visits to grandparents', swimming, reading a special book together, and who knows what else!