Saturday, May 29, 2010

Our Summer Bucket List

Great parenting minds must be thinking alike -- note, that I will not be claiming to be one of them.  On the same day that my bloggy friend Darcie posted her own family's list of fun to-do's for the summer, R started building one for our own.  R's the stay-at-home half of our parenting team, and the girls and I are all the better for it.  As you will see below, he keeps them busy enough to be nice and tired at bedtime active, engaged and just plain having fun.

With full props to R, and without further adieu...the Just After Bedtime summer bucket list, 2010 edition.

Traditional Favorites
Local Finds
Friends and Family / Out of Town
  • Visit our friend Laura's horses
  • Burley and bike rides to a picnic lunch
  • Hopscotch on the patio
  • Plant a vegetable garden
  • Visit Grandma in St. Louis, visit the St. Louis Zoo (I may be biased, but STL's zoo blows our local ones out. of. the. water. 
  • Wisconsin Dells
  • Sleepover with neighbor friends
  • Backyard campout
  • Cooking practice/assistance
Just for the Parents
  • A Father's Day surprise (sorry, no link, R reads the blog!)
  • Date nights, date nights, date nights
  • And, if the stars align, maybe an overnight without the little ones to celebrate our fifth anniversary?
Yes, it will be a busy summer around here but it's great to have a list in place to help us avoid the "What should we do's" that inevitably come up on the occasional unbusy weekend.  It's been great to read everyone else's lists too! 

Hoping you all enjoy the long weekend, the glorious weather, and whatever fun you can find!


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  2. Thank you for sharing your list, I've gotten some good ideas for my boys and I this summer from it. Some are already on our list but some I had never thought of. Great post!