Bucket Lists

Summer Bucket List Review | 2019

Now that Summer is officially over, let’s see how we did on our Summer Bucket List.

1. Participate in the “Visit Your Parks” Challenge

This kids were just not into this one. We spent lots of time outside, but given the choice between a park or the pool, the pool won every time.Summer Bucket List: Boy wearing goggles in pool

2. Camp in the living room, complete with S’Mores Summer Bucket List: Kids camping out in tent in living room

3. Make homemade ice cream

This was one of the very first things we did this summer but I forgot to take a picture. Like last year, I made the ice cream using this delicious recipe.

4. Watch a movie at the Drive-In

It was a no-go on this one. The drive-in never had kid appropriate movies playing any of the weekends we were able to go.

5. Kids cook dinner

Both kids helped me cook A LOT, but Ben really took an interest in cooking on his own. He made breakfast one morning all by himself and all I did was supervise.

Boy cooking breakfast

6. Take a family vacation

We kicked off summer by spending Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago.

Navy Pier Chicago at dusk

7. Try as many flavors of snow cones as possible

We definitely had our fair share of snow cones but not nearly as many as previous summers.Summer Bucket List: Brothers eating snow cones at picnic bench

8. Go berry picking

As usual, this was one of our favorite things we did.Mother and sons blueberry picking

9. Participate in the summer reading program at our library

Well…we signed up. Does that count? This is the first year we haven’t fully participated and I honestly don’t even know what happened. Time got away from us and before I knew it, the forms were due and the kids didn’t have it done. Whoops.

10. Make a homemade slip and slide

Sadly, no.

11. Be a tourist in our own state

And again, a big fat no.

12. Make a summer sangria

I didn’t make sangria, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t drink it 🙂 My girlfriends and I participated in “Drinks in the District” which is like restaurant week but instead of different foods, you try out a variety of drinks. We had the best watermelon margarita at one of the stops.Summer Bucket List: Drinks in the District Watermelon Margarita

13. Go to an amusement park

We went to Six Flags not once, but twice and it’s safe to say both boys are roller coaster addicts. Jack’s first time on a roller coaster was so cute and funny. He kept saying, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.”Summer Bucket List: Brothers at Six Flags

14. Do 3 random acts of kindness

We did a few random acts of kindness and I have an idea for something I want to do this fall that I can’t wait to share.

15. Go fishing 


Even though we didn’t get to everything on our list, there was a ton of stuff we DID do that wasn’t on the list.

Regionals in Tulsa and Show-Me State Games  Boy with Medal Show Me State Games

Grow a Garden Summer Bucket List: Green Peppers from patio garden

Book Club by the PoolWomen's Book Club at pool Women's Book Club at pool

Visits with friendsGroup of kids at the pool

Family Golf Night   Family golfing

Flick on the FieldKids watching movie at Flick on Faurot

Did you make a summer bucket list? If so, did you do everything you wanted?

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