I love summer. It’s maybe not fresh and exciting like spring, or cozy and comfortable like fall, but it’s easy to feel happy when the days are long, hot and sunny.
I’ve been thinking about making a summer bucket list. I feel like too often I don’t plan ahead enough and miss out on some of the neat things summer has to offer. It’s walking the fine line between fun and doable – I don’t want to set my sights on several Pinterest picks that are just out of my league, time and perfection wise. I do want to make sure we enjoy each day as much as we can and I want to get outside and do things we all like.
Luckily a few of my bloggie buddies here in O-town have been doing this for years! I checked out their lists (Lynn at Turtlehead, and Kamerine at Life of K – do the same, especially if your kids are a bit older than my 2 year old!)
I also Googled a bit and perused a book I picked up recently called 150 Screen Free Activities to come up with a list of summer activities for toddlers. Here goes!
Summer bucket list
Swim at an outdoor pool
Spray sidewalk chalk
Paint outdoors with foam paint
Homemade ice cream
Wash the car
Fire Station visit
Picnic at Andrew Haydon Park
I have a few other things I want to tackle, for me:
New blog design
Make 5 new recipes
Try 3 new restaurants
Take photos downtown
Redo my office space
Make our tiny backyard better for playing
Think I’m overestimating what I’ll be able to pack in? You’re probably right. Especially since it took me until July to come up with my list! But I won’t feel bad if I don’t get to it all, so there’s no harm in trying. Happy summer days to you!