I’ve never made a Summer Bucket List before. I’ve always just kind of thought summer will be summer… I’ll go where it takes me. Now that I’m a mom and in charge of 5 kids, summer has taken on a little different role and meaning for me. I want the summer to be the best for my kids. I want them to look back and remember doing fun things with our family and laugh at the memories.
I know that the summer will go by in a flash… and I want to slow it down a bit.
Well, slow it down as best as I can.
This morning I sat down and drafted out 30 things that I want to do this summer. The range from easy to difficult and a few things will definitely take me out of my comfort zone. When I hit 30 things, I sat back and thought… OK, this is a good, solid list.
Here’s my Summer of 2014 Bucket List:
Visit Cape Cod
Learn how to do a flip off the diving board
Enjoy an evening outside under the stars with my husband
Camp out back with the kids
Run a 5K
Ride bikes with the whole family
Take a ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard
Mini golfing with the kids
Visit Hershey Park
Watch Henry be on the swim team
Go in the big pool with Victoria at our pool club
Learn some recipes with veggies from our garden
Help the boys get their blog going strong
Wear a bikini
Learn how to braid
Teach Henry to ride his 2-wheeler bike
Take the boys to a water park
Ride a roller coaster that goes upside-down
Show the boys how to make yarn bracelets
Get my husband on Vine
Have a HUGE celebration for Victoria’s 1st birthday
Join a library reading club with the boys
Shut off work on the weekends
Eat dinner at home 5 nights a week
Learn how to make sushi
Keep the boys on a sleep schedule
Find a reliable babysitter
Date Night with Matt 3x a month
Learn how to do a handstand
Read 5 really good books
Share with me some of your ideas!
What do you want to do this summer?
What do you want to make sure you get done or complete?