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Summer Bucket List Check-In July 2, 2011

Filed under: Things To Do — Lizz @ 8:00 am


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!!


  1. Go swimming at the pool  – We still want to do more though…
  2. Go to the beach
  3. 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.
  4. Go camping
  5. Roast marshmallows and make S’mores
  6. Make a complete meal over a fire
  7. Catch and release fireflies
  8. Go horseback riding
  9. Ride in a paddle boat
  10. Go miniature golfing
  11. Teach Skylar how to play baseball
  12. Teach Skylar earn how to ride a bike – It was amazing to see quickly she picked this up
  13. Go to a play
  14. 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.
  15. Ride the train
  16. Visit the Children’s Museum
  17. Visit the Zoo  – A great day out with Grandma and Grandpa.
  18. Take a bike ride to the botanical garden
  19. Go on a scavenger hunt
  20. Play flashlight tag
  21. Visit a farmers market
  22. Make homemade ice cream sandwiches
  23. Make frozen bananas
  24. Make Popsicles
  25. Go to a “you pick” farm
  26. Go to a waterpark
  27. Have a water balloon fight
  28. Go to an outdoor concert
  29. Make bubbles and a bubble wand
  30. Go to a parade
  31. See fireworks
  32. Visit a fair
  33. Go bowling
  34. Go to an amusement park
  35. Have a family game night
  36. Take a walk  – We’ve done this a few times (to the ice cream stand!)
  37. Go to the drive-in
  38. Go to a baseball game
  39. Read books outside
  40. Roller Skate
  41. Have a no-tv day
  42. Organize the house/spring cleaning
  43. Have a wii night
  44. Plant something and keep it alive
  45. Finally use our butterfly kit
  46. Try at least 10 new recipes
  47. Introduce a few new foods – This was pretty easy to get to with Skylar’s new dietary restrictions.
  48. Learn to jump rope
  49. Visit both ice cream shops near us often
  50. Make lemonade like I saw on Diners Drive-ins & Dives (by grinding whole lemons!) (See below for a video of this)
  51. 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…





4 Responses to “Summer Bucket List Check-In”

  1. Mara @ What's for Dinner? Says:

    Well, if you’re counting camp stuff, you’ve also got bowling, water park, and after this week a baseball game. And after next week, an amusement park! I have pics of the birthday party too 🙂

  2. Mindie Says:

    You can do it, great list! Thanks for linking to Bacon Time
    Hope to see you each week.

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