I thought it would be a good idea to come back to our bucket list around the begining of each month to check our progress, and let you all know what we’ve been up to. As many of you know, we’ve had a pretty crazy month, so I would have hoped to have done more by now. Not to worry though; we’ll get movin’ soon!
So, if you are reading this and don’t have a clue what I’m talking about (what’s a summer bucket list?), you can read the original post *here*. This is basically a to-do list for the summer. The idea and link up is from a lovely blog called Little Wonder Days. .
So let’s get this list updated!!
Go swimming at the pool– We still want to do more though…
- Go to the beach
Celebrate Skylar’s birthday at the park– This party was great, except that I forgot to take pictures. (bad bad blogger!!) If I find some, I’ll post about it.
- Go camping
- Roast marshmallows and make S’mores
- Make a complete meal over a fire
- Catch and release fireflies
- Go horseback riding
- Ride in a paddle boat
- Go miniature golfing
- Teach Skylar how to play baseball
Teach Skylar earn how to ride a bike– It was amazing to see quickly she picked this up
- Go to a play
- Visit the Art Institute,
Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum, Planetarium, and Aquarium – Skylar went the MSI with camp, so I think that counts.
- Ride the train
- Visit the Children’s Museum
Visit the Zoo– A great day out with Grandma and Grandpa.
- Take a bike ride to the botanical garden
- Go on a scavenger hunt
- Play flashlight tag
- Visit a farmers market
- Make homemade ice cream sandwiches
- Make frozen bananas
- Make Popsicles
- Go to a “you pick” farm
- Go to a waterpark
- Have a water balloon fight
- Go to an outdoor concert
- Make bubbles and a bubble wand
- Go to a parade
- See fireworks
- Visit a fair
- Go bowling
- Go to an amusement park
- Have a family game night
Take a walk– We’ve done this a few times (to the ice cream stand!)
- Go to the drive-in
- Go to a baseball game
- Read books outside
- Roller Skate
- Have a no-tv day
- Organize the house/spring cleaning
- Have a wii night
- Plant something and keep it alive
- Finally use our butterfly kit
- Try at least 10 new recipes
Introduce a few new foods– This was pretty easy to get to with Skylar’s new dietary restrictions.
- Learn to jump rope
- Visit both ice cream shops near us often
- Make lemonade like I saw on Diners Drive-ins & Dives (by grinding whole lemons!) (See below for a video of this)
Donate Skylar’s hair to locks of love– This was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen my kid do. What a heart she’s got! I did a whole post about this adventure. You can read about it *here*
Oh Dear. Well, like I said, we really need to kick it into high gear if we’re going to do some damage to this list. This upcoming weekend is going to be crazy busy, and I’m positive we will cross off at least 4 items off the list. But I’m not telling which ones yet!! You’ll have to come back to check out all of our adventures.
Did you make a bucket list? Feel free to share it in the comments area. Is there something special you want to do this summer? Tell us about it!
Have a great weekend everyone!
***Did you stick around for that Lemonade explaination??***
For those of you that are not familiar with the gloriousness that is Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (Triple D), allow me to explain. It’s a show on the Food Network, with Guy Fieri. He travels around the country finding little hole-in-the-wall places with amazing food. This show makes me drool every time!
The specific episode I was talking about is one where Guy goes to the Gold ‘N Silver Inn in Reno Nevada. They make a dish there called Baked Lemonade Porkchops. (For that amazing recipe, Click Here) I was most intrigued with the way they made their lemonade. They ground up whole lemons, and then strained out the pulp. I want to try this so bad!! I found a video of all of this, so if you are drooling like I am right now, check it out…