Every year, when school lets out, I make a list. A list of all the fun things we want to do during the summer break. Since my husband teaches at a performing arts high school, September to June are usually pretty busy with rehearsals, shows, and concerts on top of classes. By the time summer comes around we are ready to spend some serious family time. So, every year I make our family’s summer fun list.
We have the great open space on the side of our pantry, and it has become the place to put our lists. I found these fun sticky notes at Michaels for $1 each. I always use sticky-notes for my bucket-type lists. It’s a little more interactive than a checklist printed on the fridge. And there is something so satisfying about pulling a sticky-note off the wall. I wrote out all the things we want to do this summer. It’s a dream list. In a perfect world, we would get everything done but we don’t stress if we miss one or two. It’s about prioritizing family time. And it’s a lot of fun!
Our summer fun list includes:
- Canada Day Festival
- A Beach Day
- A trip to the zoo
- Visiting the aquarium
- shopping at Ikea
- a trip to Santa’s Village (a theme park for little kids)
- Strawberry picking at the u-pick farm
- Ice Cream and Fireworks
- Canoeing or Kayaking
- A picnic
- A hike
- A Movie at the Theaters
- A home reno project (like finishing our Basement)
- Go to a food or cultural festival (we like Ribfest but the Blueberry Festival and Greek Festival are great too!)
We’ve also got a few events lined up this summer including
- Alexie’s 1st birthday and party
- Our 3rd Anniversary
- Emily’s Wedding
- A Girls Night Out for Me and my best friends
This is our list. We might do several things in a week, like later this month when we take our first family vacation. Or we might not do anything for a few days and just relax before we do another activity. Like I said, it’s about having fun and focusing on family.
What’s on your summer bucket list?