Our Summer Bucket List

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Summer Bucket List

Today was officially the last day of the 2013-2014 school year!  I am now a mom to a Kindergartner and a Middle School kid.  Can someone please pinch me?  I have no idea how that happened; I mean my baby is still in cloth diapers right?  Nope, she turned 5 earlier this year and is entering Kindergarten in the Fall.

My Kids

I’m determined to make this summer fun.  Since I work full-time from home, they get to stay home with me most days.   However, that usually turns into very long hours in front of the TV while I work.  We do have a few vacations planned and a few summer camps scheduled but there are several weeks when they will be just laying around the house being kids.  I decided I was going to ask both of my kids to help me list a few things they want to do this summer.  Here is what they said….

11 yr old son:

  • Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks – maybe I’ll take them on a boat ride to see them dive for sponges.
  • Read, Read, and Read some more!  Did I mention that he received a certificate from his teacher for the student “most likely to be found with his head in a book!”  Yeah, we’ll be visiting the library a LOT!
  • Busch Gardens – It would be fun to make it to one of the Sidewalk Safari Nights June 13-14th & 20-21st.  I’m dying to see Falcon’s Fury but I’m not sure I’m brave enough to ride it.
  • Host a Pool Party with friends from school.  We don’t have many kids in our neighborhood and I’m sure he’d love to see his friends over the summer.
  • Old McMicky’s Farm – We visited the farm earlier this year and both kids had a great time.  It’s in Odessa, Florida and only about 10-15 minutes from here.
  • Florida Aquarium - He had a field trip their earlier this year; I guess he had a great time and wants to go back.
  • Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Man my kid has big dreams for his summer doesn’t he?!  He’s a huge Harry Potter fan and has read the series several times.  I have to say I’m in love with the movies myself.  We haven’t ever taken the kids to Universal so maybe we’ll have to start a summer bucket list savings account!
  • Golf camp and robotics camp!  He’s already signed up for both of these!! You can see some of our favorite summer camps in Pinellas County (<—click there) over on Tampa Bay Moms Blog.

5 yr old daughter:

  • Swimming – Check!
  • Go to Chick-fil-A – She’s so easy!  I love this kid.
  • Host a Park Playdate – Now to decide which local park to visit!
  • Go for a boat ride – This would coordinate with her brothers visit to Tarpon Springs or our vacation coming up soon.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see Winter & Hope – I love CMA and will gladly take her to see Winter!!  Will we really visit both aquariums this summer?  Who knows.
  • Ice skating at Countryside Mall - Every time we visit the mall she stands at the edge of the rink watching the kids skate.
  • See the mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs - What little girl doesn’t want to see a real live mermaid?  It’s just about 30-45 minutes from the house and would be a fun afternoon to get us out of the house.  I’ve never been myself!  Although the 11 yr old wasn’t too excited about this one!
  • Go golfing – Check! She’s also signed up for golf camp with her brother.
  • Family bowling night – I’m sure I can convince my husband to take us bowling one night.
  • Movies – She’s dying to see Maleficent and I only hear good things about it.  She doesn’t scare easily so I hope it’s not too much for her.

For the most part their plans are a little more extravagant than what I had hoped for, but they sound fun.  We probably won’t be able to check off all the items on our summer bucket list though.  With 10 weeks ahead of us, I am going to try to commit to one a week!  When planning your summer, don’t forget to schedule a few things “just for mom!”

Mommy’s Summer Bucket List:

  • Enjoy my kids and try to be more patient with them.
  • Catch up on my cross stitch project. I’m still on my April square in the Once Upon a Time Sampler from the Frosted Pumpkin.
  • Schedule a Mom’s Night Out with friends!
  • Go for walks with my kids each evening.
  • Go to the beach at least once each week; even if it’s just for a short visit.
  • Visit my Grandma in Ohio.  Guess I need to pick a date for this one and make it happen before my schedule gets too full.
  • Date night with my husband each month!  We have a few concerts scheduled and even a long weekend away while the kids are out of town.
  • Make a fire pit in the backyard!
  • Redeem my massage gift certificate from Mother’s Day!
  • Schedule some family (and personal) appointments.  We’re a little overdue on dentist, eye doctor, and a few other important self-care visits.

What are you doing this summer?  Have you created a bucket list for summer?  I’d love to hear what you have planned!  

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  4. Run DMT says:

    I love how you broke down the list for each child and you. We have ice skating on our list too. And any time you want to meet at Old Mickey’s, just let me know!
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