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It's Been a While!

March 11th, 2016 at 03:47 am

I have been so busy with work (that's a good thing) that I haven't really been able to post.

We are not buying much, but it's D's birthday this Sunday, so we'll be eating out. He also got a new pair of shoes and new suitcase for his bday...

Here is the current excitement in our house:
F's Select Soccer team is now a Gold Team! They won their promotion game and are now the only team (boys, girls, any age) from our soccer club playing Gold in the "big city" league!! They are so excited! The games will be hard, but it'll be good for them... they spent the autumn winning almost every one of their games and mercy ruling most of them, so they needed a bigger challenge.

All of this sort of dissolves when we go to birth year instead of grade level (soccer parents know what I'm talking about) at the end of the spring. Our team is cut in half - seven 2005 girls and six 2004 girls.

We have to drive about an hour to get to the games each weekend, and we have to pay $5 each time per car (for field upkeep). I went to the bank and got $40 in fives, and they're in my glove box (budget category: F's sports).

We also paid for camp... F will be doing 4 weeks of camp this summer (2 weeks of soccer camp and 2 weeks of circus camp). We save money all year so that the camp category is full when we have to pay for camp. The rest of the time we'll spend at the pool or at home or playing with friends.

We also got the summer pool membership already. This year we saved some money by getting a double rather than family membership; D only went a few times last summer. We always get a 10 punch guest pass, so D will use that guest pass if he wants to come. Just like camp, I budget monthly for the pool membership, so there was enough money in there for that.

I guess summer is all taken care of... weird to think it's only a few months away!

Are you thinking about/budgeting for summer plans? What does your summer look like?

5 Responses to “It's Been a While!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    We are planning summer too. We are bringing my mother in law and a niece out to visit us. Cash set aside for those tickets. And our main trip this summer is to Washington DC. Accumulating Marriott points for the hotels and setting aside cash. There may be a few other day or weekend trips exploring places nearby in our new state.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    I can't believe it's daylight savings this weekend! Summer will be here in a flash.

    We are in limbo while we wait to figure out which school our youngest will go to next year. If he gets into this other school will be super awesome but then will have to move our DC trip to summer. Maybe in just 3 months. I don't know how practical that is, but we might be scrambling to plan a trip next week. (Our big trip for this year is also DC!)

    The only summer plans we had were drama camp for youngest. My kids' summer is so short. I have a headache thinking about how to plan a vacation around all of our schedules. It just might not work. If youngest gets into performing arts school then we may choose vacation over drama camp. So that is something else we are holding off, or else I'd have secured his spot already.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Congrats to your daughter's team! I know what you mean about the switch coming up. My grandson's baseball team went through a similar change -- also switched from coach pitching to kid pitching about the same time. It was pretty demoralizing for the kids, who were used to lots of wins and had to adjust to a bigger challenge!

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    Hey, my birthday is Sunday, too!

    We register for summer stuff starting in November, so it spaces out the bills. We tried having an unscheduled summer last year, and it was a disaster. The kids NEED stuff to do!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's fantastic news about F's team!

    My summer will probably mostly consist of setting up a "new" house d getting used to being married. Smile

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