Summer Bucket List

This summer our little family created a list of activities we want to do before summer ends. The concept of a summer bucket list is not new or original. Wish I could take credit for it, but I can’t.

This summer I came up with the list on my own. In the future I will want Nora to help! I wanted our list to be small, cheap, and have a variety of activities. I refurbished an Ikea chalkboard I had stored in the garage, and hung it up in the kitchen.


We’ve checked off four items on our list so far, and each one has been a blast!


|Cape Splash|

Nora and I met a friend of mine, and her little boy at our local water park. They have a toddler time at the splash pad before the park opens. Nora loved the water, but I think she loved the people more. She kept going up to random moms and wanting them to hold her. There was one mom who showed her all kinds of attention, and I couldn’t keep Nora away from her! She got her extrovert personality from her father!

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In my mind, the zoo trip would be to the big (and completely FREE) St. Louis zoo. But, finding time for that trip has proven difficult. So, we went to the small local zoo and had just as much fun! Nora loved feeding the animals, and fell in love with a pig that closely resembled our dog Rigby.

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|Sonic Night|

A cheap and easy bucket list idea! Pile in the car, drive to the nearest Sonic, order milkshakes, drink them in the car, go home! Nora loved her first little milkshake (we got an extra cup and she had some of my raspberry cream slush)! Made for a cute picture too!

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|Movie Night|

I know, I know, why did this TV loathing woman put movie night on her bucket list? Cause movies are fun, that’s why! Over the holiday break we all piled in bed (even the dogs), ate honeycomb (it is the best cereal to eat dry), and watched a short little film called “Going on a Bear Hunt.” It was so sweet, and Nora kept looking at us and smiling like she couldn’t believe what fun she was having!

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Does your family do a bucket list? What are some activities you put on yours?

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