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Summer Family Challenge June 22, 2018

Filed under: Simply Me — Amy Scott @ 11:19 am

Last year, Jeremy introduced the Summer Family Challenge to our church. It’s a booklet packed full of things for families to do together over the summer. It’s a mixture of activities, reading, praying, Bible memorization and community involvement. All of the challenges have a point value that can be tallied over the summer. The families with the top three point totals at the end of the summer win prizes. With a three year old and a one year old last year, I didn’t feel compelled to participate. It seemed a bit above their age range. And truth be told, because Jeremy is the children’s pastor, our family can’t win any of the prizes, so that also wasn’t motivating.  But this summer is different. After a year of preschool, I felt like Owen and I could use some inspiration to stay busy this summer. Some of the challenges listed in the booklet are things we would already do, but I’ve also found it very encouraging to try some new things this summer. The challenge has been officially going for a week now and we’re daily checking things off the list. We have until Labor Day weekend to earn points and turn in our booklet. I realize that just like last year, we can’t win the prizes, but I told Owen that if we are in the top three, I will get our family a prize as a way to celebrate. Not sure what that prize will be, but I have until September to figure that out… that is if we win.

Below are few pictures of the challenges we’ve completed so far.


Ready for the Summer Family Challenge!


Running through the sprinkler


Making a homemade pizza


Our homemade pizza – I was super nervous about how it would turn out since I’ve never made pizza dough from scratch before, but it was super tasty. Despite my kids munching on the pepperoni, cheese and olives while assembling the pizza, they would not eat the pizza once it was baked.


Homemade Popsicles


Homemade Popsicles


Having a picnic


Going to the zoo


Going to the zoo


Family Game Night


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