We have done this before and I have always found it very enjoyable and yet very challenging. This time, however, we've thrown a pool into the mix. A real-honest-to-goodness-not-a-baby-pool. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's not a real pool by any stretch of the imagination - it's one of those hard sided pools from Walmart but I'm in love.
We swim every single day. And putting on bathing suits and suntan lotion are totally activities unto themselves. Plus there's the pre-swim snack and post-swim snack and the pre-swim bathroom break. Getting out of the pool is a whole other activity, with all the drying off and putting on warm sweatpants because the air conditioning is on. It's like six activities in one, which, really, you just can't beat that. I mean, that's a half a day right there.
The question that always remains though is what the heck to do the rest of the day?
Collect rocks from the rock-filled front porch thing that's not really a porch. Yet. We're working on it.
Walk to the backyard and sit in the shade.
Paint the rocks while Mommy sits in an Adirondack chair, also, thankfully, in the shade.
The one tip I can give you would be to collect many many rocks. That way the painting can go on and on and on.
We each painted 18 rocks because the egg cartons we were using to collect our rocks had 18 sections. (We eat a lot of eggs). Also, the egg cartons are a great place to let your rocks dry.