June 13, 2013

The Julia's Bookbag Summer Bucket List

Hello friends! I'm sure some of you have seen those summer bucket lists that are floating ALL over Pinterest and on other blogs or on Facebook. Of course Julia and I thought that we had to create lists of our own. She made a list, and I made a list, and we're going to cut them into strips, throw them into a jar, and pull one out on days where there aren't any swim lessons or playdates.

You'll forgive me, I'm sure, for being so utterly Melissa in compiling my list. And you will also forgive me for thinking that my kiddo's list is utterly ADORABLE.

Our lists are supposed to be treat-type fun items, in addition to summer reading, and craft activities, and other random Outings & Excursions.

My list looks a little something like this:

~ make a cake
~ maybe make another cake
~ eat some cake
~ make a fairy house
~ watch movies ALL DAY!
~ have a picnic lunch at a park
~ tea shop lunch!
~ create a giant chalk hopscotch on our sidewalk
~ make a solar oven from a pizza box
~ sushi lunch! (either make it or go get it)
~ go to a bookstore
~ let Julia paint my nails
~ make cookies and give some to a neighbor
~ go get ice cream
~ write a pen pal a letter
~ turn the family room into an indoor fort/camp ground
~ GO TO THE HELLO KITTY STORE

Some items might be written down more than once. Like ice cream and the Hello Kitty store.

(pix at the beach from last summer)

And here's Julia's list:

~ learn about Count Dracula (the real one. um, are there any sanitized versions about his life??)
~ practice writing in cursive
~ video games
~ have a bake sale (so cute! maybe we'll sell these cookies.)
~ have a drawing contest (with her friend. also a baking contest. my kid is very competitive apparently.)
~ do crafts
~ go to a toyshop
~ make jam

That's what we've got so far! How about you? Any fun summer plans you want to share? Remember, sharing is caring. Also, I think maybe our list will last us one week and then I'm all out of ideas.

21 comments:

  1. What a marvelous list.
    I can't wait to make a fairy house some day.

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    1. we might be cheating somewhat and use some ready-made structures. but we're going to try our best! :)

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  2. It was 105 degrees yesterday. My resolve to enjoy summer is starting to slip.

    Right now, I'll settle for making my backyard pretty and cleaning up our fairy house. I also want to go to Lindsborg for Midsummer Festival this Saturday!

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    1. Oh boy. That's too hot!!! Popsicles and ice cream need to be factoring into your plans!

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  3. I like Julia's list! She is so good about wanting to practice her cursive writing!!! My boy does not want to do anything remotely familiar to school and writing >.<

    Dracula? Well it's good to be curious, but I don't know if there is any kid's version out there!

    Great post! You are giving me good pointers! I will ask my son about writing his summer bucket list tonight :)

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    1. yeah, I'm really not sure about this Dracula business -- that guy was fairly gruesome! maybe we'll try and find something generic about romania and transylvania....none of this sounds very summery, ha!

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  4. Yeah, my kids lists were so minuscule in comparison. Mostly I think they don't like the idea of planning things out at all. They want to go off the grid completely I think. And the fact that I'm having Dax read to me each day of the summer makes him think I'm pretty much the meanest mom in the entire universe. DON"T I KNOW IT"S SUMMER TIME????

    Love the jar idea! We actually have a jar going on here too... but a different kind of jar for a different reason. I'm going to post about it next week. :)

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    1. i was having visions of her walking around the house just being bored and yelling at me all the time, so I told her her days were going to be fairly scheduled. She almost had an attack of some sort. then I backed off of that idea somewhat, but I told her that summer reading time would be scheduled, as would art activities. SOME STRUCTURE IS GOOD. And necessary for my sanity. I don't do well with free time and neither does she. If she wants to play with the neighborhood kids all afternoon and do whatever, that's great, but when it's time just us, I'm going to have a plan!

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  5. those are some great lists. my list is to get my kid to just be nice to me. :(

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    1. and that right there is why I want to schedule all of my kid's time! because in our house, mama = the emotional punching bag. I told her to pretend that I was her beloved teacher, for whom she has been a perfect angel for the entire year. i don't think that's going to work, sadly. my plan is to load her up with sushi and cookies and movies and beach trips and bam! september's here! i'll let you know how i fare......:)

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  6. Got a list written down but haven't posted it yet like past summers. I hadn't asked for their input
    (I am a benevolent dictator) but now I think I will! Warning, there's some boring stuff on my list like go to dentist and learn to tie shoes : )

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    1. Learning to tie shoes is a worthy and admirable skill. Maybe it will take Many Hours of the Day to learn this skill and you can read a magazine! :)

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    2. Found some motivation hiding in the back closet and posted our list! Have a look and check out the book page wreath too :)

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    3. It would help if I gave you the link ...
      http://www.prettylittlenest.com/2013/06/schools-out-for-summer.html

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    4. Loved it!! we're going to be working on mastering bike riding as well...:)

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  7. Any list with cake and sushi on it sounds good to me! Maybe you can sell one of those cakes you'll be making at her bake sale!

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    1. Hi Sharla! Sushi and cake factor into many of my decisions. And can I tell you right now that I really want to buy a food truck and start selling bakery items and I am not even joking? I am seriously pondering upon it. I wonder if any food I sold would offset the price of gas. Or the truck. :)

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  8. I love both yours and Julia's lists! We're making fair progress on Miss C.'s list. We've blown bubbles, gone to the park, and she started learning how to roller skate just today. I keep forcing my kids to play outside. This is usually followed by a great deal of whining, which I promptly tune out since I know that if I wait long enough they'll give up and (gasp!) have fun together. I keep telling them that this is what summer is going to be like. I'm not sure they believe me.

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    1. Roller skating, awesome! That's a great idea, J doesn't have a pair of proper roller skates, she had some that you stretch out to fit your foot while you're wearing a shoe, but she outgrew those. I loved roller skating so much when I was little. :)

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  9. We had a big 'ole list last summer. Not sure if I'm going to do that again... One thing we did not get around to was the ice cream in the bag thing. I will be fitting that in this summer! How about make paper airplanes and/or origami? Have lunch with Daddy at work?

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Very happy to have you stop by :)

      I LOVE your origami idea ~ I've always wanted to learn how to do that. As for lunch with Daddy, well he works at home! We could have a picnic in our office room, but I think what we'll end up doing is kidnapping him to take him out to lunch. He never gets to do that hardly ever, and I think it would be a fun treat!

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