Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Fun!

I will get back to posting more about our first days with Ellie, but I really want to start blogging again about what is going on now as well.  Today is May 29 and tomorrow our big boy will be SIX years old!  What?!? Yikes!  His birthday is always the kickoff to our summer and last night I finally got around to making and hanging a Summer Bucket List of sorts.  I don't really like the term "Bucket List", because doesn't it have to do with things you want to do before you "kick the bucket"?  So maybe a Summer Bucket List is a list of things you want to do before Summer itself kicks the bucket...hhmmmm...anyway...

I was inspired by The Happy Family Movement through an insta.gram friend to make and post our bucket list here.

I separated our activities into three groups:  Inside activities, outside activities, and trips.  I keep thinking of more stuff to add too...Yikes!

Inside Activities
  • Make a homemade pizza together.
  • Have a pajama day.
  • Make a musical instrument.
  • Play with blocks/legos together.
  • Play a board game as a family.
  • Bake cookies.
  • Make play dough.
  • Build a blanket fort.
  • Spontaneous dance party.
  • Costume party at home.
  • Family movie night at home with popcorn and snacks.
  • Fingerpaint.
  • Use the bathtub like a pool.
  • Paint rocks.
  • Make a card for Father's Day.
  • Make paper airplanes and race them.
  • Science Experiments day.
  • Write a letter/card to a friend.
  • Make Oobleck.
  • Have a family slumber party.
  • Put together a puzzle.

Outdoor Activities
  • Picnic in the backyard.
  • Make S'mores.
  • Homemade ice cream.
  • Paint with colorful ice cubes.
  • Play in the sprinklers.
  • Blow bubbles.
  • Play in the sandbox together.
  • Dance in the rain.
  • Go fishing.
  • Wash the van together.
  • Sidewalk chalk.
  • Have a watermelon.
  • Read a book outside in the shade.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Water balloon fight.
  • Ride bikes.
  • Catch fireflies.
  • Listen to music outside.
  • Play games with glow sticks after dark.
  • Go on a reptile hunt.
  • Take a nature walk.
  • Garden.
  • Bird watching.
  • Camp out in the backyard.
  • Star gaze.
  • Ethan learn to jump rope.
  • Frisbee or Disc Golf.
  • Play hopscotch.

On the Go!
  • Summer Reading Program at the Library.
  • Mill Springs.
  • Play at the park.
  • Ethan's birthday party!
  • Waterpark.
  • Lake.
  • Farmers' Market.
  • Free Movies.
  • Surprise Daddy at work with a picnic lunch.
  • Watch fireworks.
  • Go swimming.
  • Walk the new trail at the local park.
  • Visit the Children's Garden at the PC Library.
  • Take a hike.
  • Church Picnic.
  • Local Museum.
  • Visit friends who live far away.
Whew!  We sure have lots to do this summer!  I'm so excited about having these fun things planned.  Now...I have a few goals of my own that aren't so fun, but that's a post for another day! 

Have a blessed summer y'all!



Kelly said...

You summer plans look like fun! I like the way you organized them and have them displayed, very pretty. Thanks for linking up to the Summer Bucket List Party.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Bri Maray said...

You know, I'm really upset. I've been commenting on your posts about Ellie through my Bloglovin' app, and none of them are on here! I have been reading your posts and loving them! What a great story! Argh! What's up with my app? Time to do some research.