Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Bucket List

I had seen that the Little Wonders had made this cute "bucket list" for summer, so we have been making our own list of fun things we want to do this summer. I printed off June, July, and August calendars and started filling in all of the local events. Today, I noticed Mama Wonder has turned her idea into a Blog Party, where everyone shares their lists. I'm all for making lists and goals, and I think making your goals public is a great way to stick with it. Here is ours:

*visit 2 new (to us) state parks in Arkansas
*find at least one new, totally cool swimming hole
*make good use of our zoo pass
*make good use of our local water park pass
*make it up to the Buffalo River at least twice
*trip to Hot Springs, including a visit to the Mid-America Science Museum
*Butterfly Festival at Mount Magazine
*Silver Dollar City trip with my entire family
*visit the Pharaoh exhibit while it's still at the Art Center
*4th of July in Illinois
*nephew's birthday party in Missouri
*trip to Texas visiting friends and family (and let's be honest, The Spiral Diner)
*Splash Zone in Jacksonville (kids saw a picture of it and haven't stopped talking about it)
*watch Toy Story 3 at the theater
*trip to St. Louis (I want to check out the City Garden.)
*visits to lake with Tornado's new remote control boat
*weekend trip with just my husband (I just now decided that one.)
*Elephant Sanctuary in Quitman
*visit a few of our relatives we miss
*Peabody Park at the Rivermarket
*catch The Living Sea and Animalopolis on Imax at the Aerospace Museum
* go see Ramona & Beezus opening July 23 (We saw the trailer to this the other night while watching Shrek 3, and I was smiling giddily at Ryan with two thumbs up. He was like, "Really?" I think it looks great!)

*local libraries' summer reading clubs
*story times at Nature Center
*story times at the zoo
*farmers' markets
*free summer movies at local theaters
*Rivermarket outdoor theater

Kids Classes/Camps:
*Tornado - Art Camp
*Dash - Creative Movement Camp, Soccer Camp
*Sissy - Cheerleading Classes, Dance Classes

Thematic Units/Plans at home:
*Sharp-toothed Animals Unit
*Strawberry Shortcake Unit
*Colors Unit
*Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Unit
*cool art & science projects we got for Christmas
*water balloons and other water fun
*plant pumpkins in our backyard
*start decorating the boys' cubby (hideaway spot in the wall above their bunkbeds)
*read The Mouse & the Motorycle by Beverly Clearly
*make lots of popsicles (note to self: order silicone mold today)

Little Wonders' Days


Anonymous said...

Your list is fabulously fun!! It was a great idea to look for your area's events. I've never been called "Mama Wonder", I kinda needed that tonight :) Thank you for posting.

Annette W. said...

What fun! You forgot one though...Go to PA and finally meet our blogging friends. :) Just joking...but you are welcome to visit!

Terra said...

Wow! What a fun and exciting summer. Saw that you're heading to Texas. Let me be the first to say, "Welcome Ya'll!"

Karie Lee said...

Sounds fun! Cannot wait to see all the pictures : )

varunner said...

What a great list! We read The Mouse and the Motorcycle and it is probably my son's favorite 'chapter' book. The Elephant Sanctuary sounds so cool.

Annette W. said...


I couldn't find your email address...and couldn't just "reply" to your comment. (You can change that if you want by going to your profile and editing it...just so you know.)

I think Sissy would look lovely in a little black beanie! (and she could even share with her brothers!)

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You fill my inbox with comments...not daily, but definitely regularly!

Ticia said...

What a great list, and if you get all of that done you will have been one busy girl!

Kimberly said...

I love it!! Makes me want to make a beloved list for something! :)

kdguice said...

you're such a good, fun and inspiring mom. :)

Cary said...

Add "with Cary, Winnie, and Rush" to the end of all of these, and you'll be set.

Diane said...

That is one great list. Can we come along?!