Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer Bucket List! - Post One

A lot of the kids I watch are teacher/administrator's kids. This means that I run around like a sun-of-a-gun during the school year taking care of them, and then summer shows up and BAM! Nada. Just Nora and I sitting and staring at each other twiddling our thumbs. I am grateful for this time - especially this year, seeing as it's my last year with just Nora - but I also get bored easily, and Nora doesn't really enjoy playing with just me for too long before she starts asking to play with her friends. Like she has already done 10 times since this morning.

ANYWAY, I went ahead and made our family a "2012 Summer Bucket List" to keep us me occupied. And since yesterday was the official end of school around here, I went ahead and started checking things off today! :)

The bucket list looks something like this:
1. Go to the museum of transportation
2. Build a swing set
3. Go to the pool at least ten times
4. Go to a baseball game
5. Go to a festival and ride rides
6. Go to the farmer’s market
7. Go to the library
8. Go to an outdoor movie
9. Nora/Daddy Date to the zoo
10. PB and J Festival
11. Nora/Mommy Date to Splash City
12. Celebrate Dad’s 30th Birthday
13. Celebrate Nora’s 3rd Birthday
14. Meet Nora’s new cousin
15. See fireworks
16. Have a yard sale
17. Get new porches
18. Drink a fun fruity or coffee drink
19. Go get Snow-cones or Tropical Sno
20. Have a movie day with a fort and pillows in the living room
21. Pick out a baby crib
22. Slip-n-slide
23. Visit all the grandparents
24. KBK
25. Pick Nora’s preschool
26. Go to TWIST
27. Do something messy with three or more kids
28. Go to the beach at least five times
29. Go meet daddy for lunch
30. Go up in the arch

I wrote this all out of a piece of posterboard, hung it up smack-dab in the middle of the house,:

And made plans to check TWO things off today - the "first" day of our summer!:
3. Go to the pool at least ten times (first time)
10. PB and J Festival

We started off by heading to the Rec Center to swim.

Nora and -L-.

The girls had a fantastic time swimming! After swimming, we were going to head up to the PB&J Festival, but even though the schedule had it starting today, the empty square told us that it was definitely NOT starting today. So we had some lunch with my mom, and then she decided to get the girls some cupcakes. The oh-my-good-gracious kind of gigantic, yummy, featured-on-TV cupcakes! We decided to enjoy those on the square:

Nora, -L-, and my momma. Luckily they had bowls and forks we could have as well! :)

After we had cupcakes, the girls ran around the square and the fountain for a little bit, closely supervised of course!:

Well, mostly! No one fell in anyway. :)

The girls enjoyed throwing pennies in the fountain to make a wish, and getting splashed by the fountain when a strong breeze went by. Then we headed to Mimi's house for rest time. It was a really fun day!

I won't be checking off much next week because I have some kids coming over and preschool tours to take, but look for more Bucket List posts soon! No doubt we will be heading up to the beach at some point. :)

Until next time . . .

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