It’s time again to check in on our Summer Bucket List progress. .
If you 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.
I think we’ve done a little better this time, so let’s take a look!!
(Items that are blue were checked off at our last SBL check-in. Red items are newly checked off)
Go swimming at the pool Go to the beach– I’m definitely a pool person, so I’m glad a birthday party helped us make this happen Celebrate Skylar’s birthday at the park
- 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– Fun Day at Kid Quest!
- Teach Skylar how to play baseball
Teach Skylar earn how to ride a bike Go to a play– Skylar and I got all dolled up an saw Aladdin. Theater in the round was so cool!
- Visit the Art Institute,
Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum, Planetarium, and Aquarium
- Ride the train
- Visit the Children’s Museum
Visit the Zoo
- Take a bike ride to the botanical gardens
- 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– Skylar’s camp has taken her to waterparks more times than I can count!! Have a water balloon fight– Again, a camp-related check-off Go to an outdoor concert– We saw Ralph’s World at Ravinia. So fun!
- Make bubbles and a bubble wand
Go to a parade– 4th of July Parade! See fireworks– In our car while driving home, but I say it still counts Visit a fair– Ribfest was amazing! Read all about it *Here*
- Go bowling
- Go to an amusement park
- Have a family game night
Take a walk Go to the drive-in Go to a baseball game– Skylar got to go to a White Sox game with camp. I’ll count it even thought it wasn’t a Cubs game =)
- Read books outside
Roller Skate– Skylar’s loving roller skating now. I’m going to have to dig out my roller blades
- Have a no-tv day
- Organize the house/spring cleaning
- Have a wii night
Plant something and keep it alive– Skylar and Grandma planted a tomato plant, and we just got to eat the tomatoes. Tasty!
- Finally use our butterfly kit
Try at least 10 new recipes– I’d say we’ve got this one covered. It’s been nothing but new recipes around here lately Introduce a few new foods Learn to jump rope– I got a video to prove how good she’s doing!
- 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– You can read about this adventure *here*
Hmm…Looks like we’ve still got some work to do on this list!
Did you make a bucket list? Feel free to share it in the comments area. Is there something special you did or 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…