Wednesday, June 6, 2012

our summer bucket list

[ ] long board at alki
[ ] go fruit picking with friends and their little ones
[ ] take our yearly family trip to whidbey island
[ ] visit the waterfall park in pioneer square
[ ] take the older girls for kiddie pedicures
[ ] ride up the space needle
[ ] make s'mores in the backyard
[ ] visit one of the local farm parks
[ ] play at the spray park at least ten times
[ ] make and have a bike wash
[ ] camp with all three kids
[ ] get the baby's nursery done!
[ ] fly kites
[ ] discover sea creatures at edmonds beach
[ ] find a new cool park
[ ] ride bikes and scooters at robinswood park
[ ] get frozen yogurt before dinner
[ ] have a big play date with our blogger friends and their kiddos
[ ] use our omsi pass
[ ] spend a lot more time with the tv off!

this is my third year drawing up a summer bucket list for our family, and while it is so fun to dream up a hundred things i would like to do, we barely ever get through half of it. so this year, i was very practical about what i listed - of course our summer will consist of a lot more fun activities, it always does, but this will be a great jumping off point for days we are bored and scratching our head for ideas.

i tried to balance adding things that were very local and free to not overwhelm us with trying to do everything and the cost it implies when you are talking about a family of five. i might even add a few more things now that the red tricycle newsletter i get is featuring more and more local must do's for this nicer weather we have been having. zoe has been begging to visit the space needle forever and i think this will be the perfect year and age of all of the kiddos to really enjoy it - i can't wait to see how they react!

we already have our yearly trip to the oregon coast planned for the 4th of july - as you know, we look forward to this trip yearly and since last year we took only stella, we are over the moon excited to take all three girls on our favorite trip. the big girls are only here for the first six weeks of the summer so we are on a little bit of a time crunch to make the most of our summer together and pray for the weather to cooperate. i can't wait to get started on our list this month!

6 comments:

melissa rohr said...

I love this list! Ahh, I need to add "flying kites" to mine! :)

melissa rohr said...

this is a really good idea...all i've come up with so far is a "things i have to fix in the house before baby comes list." but this list seems like a lot more fun! :)

melissa rohr said...

Ack!  I forgot about the space needle on my bucket list, I keep promising Dane we will do that! It shall be a fun fun summer!

melissa rohr said...

haha, i have that as a separate list :)

melissa rohr said...

zoe begs and begs, but she is the weeny of the family - so it will for sure be interesting to see what she thinks!!

melissa rohr said...

We are totally in for berry picking and playdates, and the spray park, and pretty much we want to follow you around all summer.