Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Summer Bucket List 2012

Summer is almost here!  We finish up our 2011-2012 school year just before Memorial Day weekend. We are busy making our bucket list.  I told them that they could each come up with as many ideas as they wanted, but only one idea from each child could be a day trip or be something that would cost our family no more than $50. We are doing some different things this year.  The biggest change is that, in lieu of a family vacation, the kids are going to have one week of day camp each.  I found a very small camp with people I really trust.  This will be their very first taste of camp.  I hope it will be a wonderful experience for them.

Our "Will Attempt To Do" Bucket List
  • Go to pool and pool and pool -- LOL
  • Go to the lake
  • Go to a nearby water park we've never visited
  • Go to Splashville
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go fishing
  • Wander in a mountain stream
  • Play Ping Pong
  • Camp in a tent
  • Blow bubbles
  • Go to Lego Discovery Center in Atlanta
  • Have play dates with friends
  • Mom and Dad go to see Wicked
  • Maintain veggie garden
  • Go roller skating
  • Paint bathroom
  • Paint interior doors
  • Finish another side of yard with 6 ft fencing
  • Go to July 4 fireworks
  • Attend summer day camp
  • Catch fireflies
  • Label and organize the books in our home library
  • Climb a mountain
  • Paint and build more on our tree house
  • Pick blueberries
  • Tour our city on a trolley
  • Learn how to make slides for our microscope
  • Paint trim in bedroom
  • Read lots of books ~ kids and Mom
  • Attend library program
    Whew!  It sounds like it is going to be a FUN and BUSY summer!  I am looking forward to it.  Do you see the theme of water in our lives?  In addition to all of this fun, we will continue with some schooling.  The kids will do math each day, maintain summer journals and READ! 

    Blessings, Dawn


  1. I want to do a bucket list for the summer too! Did you just ask for suggestions? And did you take all of them? LOL Looks like y'all have a fun summer ahead!

  2. Oh all looks great ! I forgot to add strawberry picking to mine you reminded me! Thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment 8) Blessings for the Summer!

  3. Sounds like you all are going to have a blast this summer. What is the Lego Discovery Center? Is that up there near you? That sounds like loads of fun even for us 'big kids'. I will be looking for sure.

  4. LOVE it! Our list looks very much the same on most points. Swimming is def. on the top of our list :)

  5. Sounds wonderful!! What a fun filled summer you have planned!! Enjoy!

  6. Looks like you'll be having a fun summer. I hope they enjoy camp.

  7. Still working on this with mine. You have inspired me! I need inspiration about now too.

  8. Another fun list! (I still remember yours from last year!) I hope that day camp goes well; we're trying it again, too. I love the water theme. Nick was gone all last weekend, and water balloons are what kept the kids busy. I lost track of how many I filled!