Each Wed. & Thurs. DD is going to the library reading program and the park lunch program, respectively.
Last week she did VBS at a church 2 blocks away (invited by one of her best friends) from 5-9 each night; this included dinner & clean up time b/c the friend's mom was also a volunteer and transported DD. The closing program for this was this past Friday and it was AWESOME!!!
Play dates are fun. I wish I could go to some of them, but I work. Oftentimes, friends will call up DH and ask if they can pick DD up for a couple of hours. As long as we know them pretty well, then of course it's okay.
DD is going to spend 1 week in NC with her bio-dad & family. And she will go to VA for about 2 weeks at the end of July to see her grandparents and aunt. I don't even know if DD will be around to do VBS for the church we are involved with....
On the days she is home, DD plays outside in the morning for an hour or two when it's coolest. The dog is outside at this time, too. About 10:00 a.m. they come inside and DD is usually granted an hour or so of t.v. if her behavior has been acceptable. We are really working hard this summer on improving some bad habits (interrupting, arguing, not listening the first time). Then it's lunch and then playtime in her bedroom; playtime can, and often does, include dad, reading, arts & crafts, etc. She will also help her dad around the house with "projects" (dusting, dishes, gathering recycling, etc.). I'm home around 3 or 4 and sometimes we spend some time reading before I make dinner. She usually goes with me to walk the dog in the evenings when it's cool again (around 8:00 or so).
DD has a $10 gc from WM that she got for her birthday in March. I've been holding on to it for her and will take her shopping in July to get something new to play with. There are 2 weeks in July where the novelty of being on summer break will have worn off and the anticipation of the "next big thing" (her trip to VA) will be setting in; this will give her something new to focus on for a few days.