With the first official day of Autumn coming tomorrow I thought it was time to call it on Summer and see how we did on our Summer Bucket List. As a reminder here is our list:
Even as full and packed as our summer was we did not get to everything on our list, but we sure had fun trying.
1. Go to the Beach
We did make it to the beach this summer for a brief trip while visiting the grandparents. I would love to go back for a longer stay when the kids are a little older. And they actually like the waves. That might make it more fun for all.
2. Trip to the Grandparents
Our trip to the grandparents was epic. My parents made it a very special trip for the boys and they made many wonderful memories. We will have to do this again next summer. By then I may have gotten up the nerve to make the drive again all by myself.
3. Service Project
As I mentioned in my goals for the year I want to incorporate a service project each season. I decided to have my son help me prepare and deliver a meal for a family who just had a baby and he loved it!
4. Memorize a Bible Verse
Our verse for this quarter was Luke 10:27. I just love these words.
5. Hike at 5 Metro Parks
We made it to 3 different Metro Parks! So not quite 5, but we still got out and explored some new parks. I hope to do some more hiking with the kids this Fall.
6. Visit a Waterpark
We made it to a few waterparks this summer, which is fantastic because I think A’s favorite places in the world are waterparks. He said his favorite was the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia, but he’s happy anywhere there’s water.
7. Visit a Theme Park
We had a blast checking out Cedar Point this summer… even if I was a little scared!
So all Summer long I tried to get A to try a s’more… and he refused! He also refuses to try ice cream. Last night I made myself one and he asked if he could eat it! I was shocked! But he enjoyed it so maybe he will be more open to trying ice cream… maybe.
9. Play in the Sprinkler
We were basically in the water all summer long, including many runs in the sprinkler.
10. Catch Fireflies
I threw this item onto my bucket list without really thinking about how my kids go to bed before dark… so this didn’t happen. Maybe next summer.
11. Watch a Parade
We are parade people. A gets such a kick out of them that we watched both the local Memorial Day Parade and the local Fourth of July Parade.
12. Take a Train Ride
Our trip to Cedar Point provided us the opportunity to take a ride on a real steam locomotive train. Being a train-loving guy, A could not have been happier.
13. Watch Fireworks
One of the handful of nights this summer that we kept A up past his bed time was the evening of our local Fourth of July fireworks. He was a little frightened by the noise and so we sought refuge in Grandma’s house toward the end of the show, but overall it was a good experience.
14. Visit Preston’s Hope
We still have yet to visit Preston’s Hope, but we are hoping to some time soon.
Well, in my Spring Bucket List Recap I realized that I completed 57% of our list. This go around we completed 78%! Check back tomorrow for our Fall Bucket List.
Want more kid’s bucket list ideas? You can check out my Spring Bucket List.