Ah, the summer bucket list. I know everyone is so tired of the ubiquitous term, but it really is a good descriptor for a comprehensive to-do list. I love this one for free things to do in the summer, found at stay-a-stay-at-home-mom.com (via Pinterest).
I’ve been making a mental list of things I would like to do with the kids this summer, and we’ve been chiseling away at our infant/toddler activities. Now that we have several under our belts, I wanted to write down what we’ve done so at the end of summer I can look back and recall the season in its entirety. (My sleep-deprived state doesn’t let me remember things over a month ago!)
Completed summer bucket list to date:
1. Trips to the zoo, the children’s museum, and Longwood Gardens (where we have annual memberships currently)
2. Special kid treats like face-painting (completed this weekend at the zoo–I can’t believe how patient my daughter as she transformed into a butterfly) and pony rides (courtesy of our neighbor’s first birthday party)
3. Day trips (so far, to Strasburg, where we visited the PA train museum and rode a train)
4. Local events (we participated in a local party in advance of the U.S. Open and I re-learned how to hula hoop at a park event)
5. Trip to the farm (so fun and resulted in fresh fruit–on the list for the end of summer too!)
6. Equipping the house with outdoor fun (water table is in full swing!)
7. Regularly utilizing local amenities like nature trails, playgrounds, the pool, and library
8. Bigger trips like our Sea Cliff adventure
So, that’s all we have for now, but I have to say we’ve been having a crazy amount of fun and summer is not even officially here yet. The next month involves a huge number of bucket-list items, and it’s exciting to see how long our list will get before Labor Day weekend!