Summer Memory Jar: A collection of fun family memories over the Summer!

I saw this on Facebook & think it’s a great idea to do with the kids. Probably all over Pinterest too.

To keep Soren attentive to listening and giving others a turn to talk, we often go around the table and share our happiest moment of today – so this could be a fun adaptation.   Perhaps we’ll have four on one day and one on another – but we’ll figure it out as we go, but will put the name of the person’s memory to help.

In addition to keeping them in a jar, I’ll post them here on this blog post to keep the memories longer, as I’m sure we’ll toss out the paper and recycle the jar!

June 26: Hepzaba – Seeing Maebh thoroughly enjoy herself today at Sheringham Park’s Acorns Group.  She held an interesting beetle, learned about various moths & played so well with her friend.  A million photos will soon be posted – taking a lot longer than I thought.

June 27:  Maebh: “Painting my piggies pink like Moms!” [Painted her toes like mine, and she loved it!]

June 28:  Soren: “Movie night with the whole family!”  We watched Madasgar 3 – loads of laughs.
June 29:  Soren: “Taking the bus home from the town center!” 
June 30: Soren: “Beach day with the whole family, but wished there were games & rides too.” He loves things which involve the “whole family”.

July 1:  Hepzaba:  Maebh said the funniest thing to me today.  Whilst playing with a spring, she came to me and said and I quote: “Mum, I wish I was a spring and you could bounce me up and down.” When I told her that was so funny, she got a sour puss face and told me it was not funny!

July 2: Maebh: “I love my oranje wheel barrow Mum.  We need to get one for Soren.”

July 3: Soren: “The zip line at Bewilderwood…”  [Sat up in bed & drew a blueprint of the entire park & 10 minutes later still describing in detail his adventure – very sweet.}

Yeah this is not working so well!  Clearly the jar is a better idea!  I think I’ll get the jar out asap and at dinner, we’ll write the memory.  I’ll be sure to put the dates on the back – then perhaps I will come back and type out them to keep the memories forever.  

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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