Our Summer Bucket List

Summer has officially started for our family! The boys’ finished up their last day of preschool last week and Nick’s schedule is about to get chaotic until mid-July. Yesterday, over lunch, we came up with our Summer Bucket List! We’ve never done a Summer Bucket List before, but when I first heard about them (thanks to The Happy Family Movement) this winter I just knew we had to do one!

This morning I took our list and some scrapbook paper and put each item on its own card. My ultimate vision is to make a Summer Bucket List scrapbook, and  these little cards will go in the book along with pictures I take!

For now though, the cards are all hung up on our wall, in the spot the boys’ school projects usually hangs.

So what’s on the list?

Play Tennis

Sleep Over at Aunt Laura & Uncle Mason’s

Fly a Kite

Make Your Own Sundae Party

Find a new park to visit in Kansas City

Mini-Golf at a course with pretend water (obviously Ty’s suggestion – ha!)

Go to City Market

Bike Ride with the Fellas (The fellas being the boys. Nick just bought a bike at a garage sale this weekend)

Spray Mommy with the Hose (Seems to be a crowd favorite but I’m not so sure about it…)

Make Sidewalk Paint

Go Fishing

Do the Lorikeet Feeding at the Zoo (I’ve resisted this activity due to a bird landing on my head a few years ago)

Swimming at Laura and Mason’s apartment pool

Go Bowling

Camp Out in the Livingroom

Go to a movie

Go to the sprayground

Make treats for some firefighters

Vacation to Maine & Vermont (woohooo! I think we’re all most excited about this one!)

Read a Good Book

See Fireworks

Play in the Crown Center Fountains

Play in the Rain

Make S’mores

Make our own lemonade

Go to the ocean

Feed a Buffalo

Playdate with some school friends

Catch Fireflies

Go to a T-Bones game

Have a picnic

There you have it! 31 items sure to make our summer super fun!

Are you doing a Summer Bucket List? Let The Happy Family Movement know that you are  (by following that link) and you’ll be eligible to win all kinds of awesome prizes! The first prize is up for grabs today and it’s The Happy Family Movement’s Road Trippin’ {mini} Adventure Guide! Each prize is only open to entries for a day though, so don’t take your sweet time getting over there to sign up.

And don’t take your sweet time making your list either! Summer’s here!

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  • If you are planning a trip to Vermont – Make sure to make time to stop at the Ben & Jerry’s Factory if you are in the area (Waterbury)! Learn how Ice Cream is made, get free samples, visit the flavor graveyard – no longer made flavors – make a tye-dye T-shirt… TONS of FUN!!!ReplyCancel

    • Laura, I have always wanted to go there and I’m hoping it’s in the cards this trip!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Sue

    There’s an aunt in Maine who is very excited about a certain item on your bucket list!!!!ReplyCancel

  • I made a bucket list last summer, and we’ll definitely do it again this year. I love how you displayed it on the wall, too.

    Looks like you’ve got some great things ahead with your sweet family!ReplyCancel

    • Awesome, Mandy! Yes, do one again and make sure you sign up for the prizes at The Happy Family Movement blog!ReplyCancel

  • Joy

    Super cute idea Helen! I’m definitely doing one now.ReplyCancel

  • LOVE IT. Totally working on our list right now. I do love the seemingly random “Feed a Buffalo” thrown in there. What a great idea to make a to-do list for summer. It’s my favorite time of year and I think this summer will be a tremendously fun age with my boys, 2.5 years old.ReplyCancel

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  • Finally got my bucket list up today, and just wanted to say thanks for the link to The Happy Family Movement. I looked around on the site just a tiny bit, but it really looks great.

    I see you’re ticking things off your list (although that makes it sound like a chore…not the point! HA!) already! 😉

    Happy Memorial Day weekend to you!ReplyCancel

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