We have a Summer Bucket List, thanks to Kelly over at Little Wonders' Days. This is simply a list of fun things we want to do or accomplish this summer. Our first week of summer is over and I'm happy to say that we can check a few things off the list. Here is a summary of our week.
1. Play and Picnic at the Park: Clarke County Moms had a playdate at Mallory Park in Murray this week. The boys and I attended and brought a lunch of hard-boiled eggs, chex mix, carrots, and apples. One down, nine to go. Hopefully we'll be able to make it to more of the CCM's activities this summer too.
10. Wienie Roast with S'mores: Planned for today at Grandma and Grandpa Onn's house. We'll sit and visit, roast hot dogs, visit some more, make s'mores, and then go swimming in the wading pool.
17. Catch Lightning Bugs: The boys found a baby bird. It couldn't fly. We weren't sure where it came from. They caught lightning bugs and fed them to the bird. The bird ate them and was dead in the morning. Not exactly what I had planned when I included this in our list...
20. Go to Adventureland: We went with the cub scouts yesterday. Brody was brave and rode more rides this year. He actually rode some kind of scary rides like the Silly Silo (spins around until you stick to the wall, then the floor drops down). Colby found a friend and family there as we were getting started and we spent the morning roaming the park with them. Fun to watch them discover some of the rides together. Braedon was his usual daredevil self--riding roller coasters and adventurous rides. He ended up puking just as we were leaving at nine, after riding the Silly Silo three times in a row, followed by another spinning ride two times in a row. Adventureland has been adding a water park over the last few years and we enjoyed that (I even donned my swimsuit). Our friend had the brilliant idea to go across the street to Burger King for lunch and saved some money (half the price of eating at the park). I got to ride the log ride (couldn't convince anyone to ride it with me before, but when your friend wants to ride it, so do you) and the Raging River and got soaked on both. Ron found he is just beginning to feel his age and toned down his rides just a smidgen. The weather had called for chance of thunderstorms. It was cloudy, but didn't rain. We didn't see any crowds until we got to the water park mid-afternoon. It was a great day.
That's a pretty good start, I think. I still need to get this list posted to help to focus our efforts and to excite the kids about our summer plans. It's not too late to make your own bucket list and join the fun! Here's where you can see what other families have done this week to check items off of their lists.