Thursday, May 29, 2014

Our Summer To-Do List

This summer our family is trying to focus more on each other and quality time. In such a fast paced world where kids are at the mercy of their parents' work schedules, I don't think children get the attention they deserve. The husband and I are trying to hive our two memories they will cherish. So here is our list of things we want to try and fit in this summer. Don't let the high number of items on the list put you off; some of these things can be done together and some don't take any time at all. Most of them are also budget friendly, with only a handful of them actually costing much. And we are spreading those things out a bit.
We challenge you to complete the list with us! And we hope your summer is as fun as we plan ours to be! Don't forget to follow us as we check things off the list and discover all the ways we managed to fit everything in one summer!
 NOTE: The list will be completed from May 30th - August 26th, our official summer vacation. This list was made from 2 lists found on They can be found at The Crafting Chicks and The Freckled Fox.
NOTE2: We may not get to the whole list! And while we tried to do it all as a family, due to scheduling (and the nature of the item) a couple had to be done without one parent or the other.

Summer List

1. Go to the drive-in movie                                       51. Participate in a library storytime
2. Watch Fireworks                                                 52. Visit a state landmark
3. Go to an aquarium                                                53. Build sandcastles
4. Ride on a ferris wheel                                           54. Play a game of charades
5. Go to the beach                                                   55. Go bowling
6. Make homemade popsicles                                  56. Go to a farmer's market
7. Build a blanket fort                                               57. Paint rocks
8. Jump through sprinklers                                        58. Go to the lake
9. Have a bonfire                                                      59. Make Tie-Die t-shirts
10. Go on a roadtrip                                                 60. Make homemade ice cream
11. Sing loudly with the car windows down               61. Play night games
12. Go running at sunset                                            62. Go to a dollar movie
13. Read a book in the sun                                        63. Play mini golf
14. Have breakfast in bed                                         64. Run in a family race
15. Eat sno-cones                                                     65. Go to a baseball game
16. Have a scavenger/treasure hunt                           66. Have a dance party
17. Make s'mores                                                     67. Have a girls camping trip
18. Have a silly string fight                                         68. Have a paper airplane contest
19. Go swimming                                                      69. Go berry picking
20. Visit the museum                                                 70. Go on a boat
21. Ride bikes                                                          71. Bake and decorate a cake
22. Go thrifting                                                          72. Bake mini pies
23. Go on a hike                                                       73. Have a water balloon fight
24. Sleep on the trampoline truck bed under the stars 
25. Visit the zoo                                                        74. Have a marshmallow fight
26. Have a movie series marathon                             75. Do a kid's service project
27. Go to the park concerts                                       76. Go stargazing
28. Have a picnic                                                       77. Go to the park
29. Play frisbee                                                          78. Play jax
30. Have a water fight                                                79. Paint your own pottery
31. Do finger painting                                                 80. Play boardgames
32. Go boating/kayaking                                            81. Go to a festival
33. Blow bubbles                                                       82. Visit a historical site
34. Random Acts of Kindness                                    83. Leave nice notes on cars
35. Frozen yogurt                                                      84. Make Jell-O Jigglers
36. Play Freeze Tag                                                   85. Make a Flat Stanley
37. Wash car in swimsuits                                           86. Go fishing
38. Taco truck                                                           87. Have a teddybear picnic
39. Have a BBQ                                                        88. Plant something
40. Go swimming at 5 different water parks                89. Go to a garage sale
41. Host a puppet show                                             90. Play Hide-n-seek
42. Visit a waterfall                                                     91. Start a grateful jar
43. Do a Home Depot kids Workshop                       92. Go to a rodeo
44. Do a backyard campout                                       93. Make suckers
45. Make sidewalk chalk masterpieces                       94. Go to a carnival
46. Play frisbee golf                                                   95. Have a read-a-thon
47. Dance in the rain                                                  96. Fly a kite
48. Do a MadLibs                                                     97. Have a gaming party
49. Pick Wildflowers                                                 98. Go camping
50. Eat at a popular restaurant found on Yelp or Urban Spoon

A big "Thank You" goes out to my step-mom, the amazing De Vickery, who sat down and helped me figure out which of these things would be possible with where we live! Check her out over at Two Traveling Greyhounds. She is having her own summer fun!

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