Summer Hometown Tourist: A Birthday Party (and a Gift)

We've been working our way through a Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, but this week...we didn't do anything touristy! Instead, we deep cleaned our house to prepare for our son's 10th birthday party. We had to celebrate his arrival to double-digits!I broke my own rule this week--we didn't visit anywhere touristy. We had a birthday party, instead. My son turned 10, so we gave him a break and did some massive cleaning (I'm ashamed to admit that it was necessary).

So far, we've gone to Oakland Cemetery, Bolton Road, the Coke Museum, and Stone Mountain. This week, we cleaned. And cleaned. And cleaned.

Then we had a house full on Saturday.
We've been working our way through a Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, but this week...we didn't do anything touristy! Instead, we deep cleaned our house to prepare for our son's 10th birthday party. We had to celebrate his arrival to double-digits!
I said nothing about cooking....It's called Publix. :)
Last summer, my husband was between jobs, and we were in the process of moving, so we skipped a party on the 9th birthday. It was important to us to have one this year. The kid is officially double-digits.
We've been working our way through a Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, but this week...we didn't do anything touristy! Instead, we deep cleaned our house to prepare for our son's 10th birthday party. We had to celebrate his arrival to double-digits!
Look, new glasses and everything!
He is still working on his summer bridge activity, which you can get for free here. And we got to see a lot of family this weekend, so that was nice. His friends that I invited were out of town, unfortunately, but that's what he gets for having a summer birthday. I remember suffering the same with my July birthday, but he has awesome aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins.
We've been working our way through a Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, but this week...we didn't do anything touristy! Instead, we deep cleaned our house to prepare for our son's 10th birthday party. We had to celebrate his arrival to double-digits!
We don't do end times!
So, in honor of my son's double digits, I've got a limited-time gift for you--a mini-lesson on irony. I've actually used it in ELA and social studies (source analysis and irony). So, enjoy, and thanks for reading my summer series! Get it HERE.
The summer is waning, and next week we will hit the historic Marietta Square for 4th of July festivities. Do you have any suggestions for us during the last few weeks of summer? Leave a comment below, and let me know!


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