Summer is here! Well, almost for us. I have been working A LOT lately, and I’ve decided it is more important for me to live in the moment with the little guy. My schedule is going to have to be switched around a little, and I might have to work some early mornings or late nights, but I know it will be totally worth it. I am taking Dylan out of daycare for 6 weeks. His last day will be next Friday until he starts VPK in August. EEK! – V.P.K. I’m having a hard time accepting that he will be on more of a set schedule and is a step closer to starting school! I will do what I need to, to soak up all the time I can with him now.
I don’t really have an exact plan of how this is all going to work, or set dates that we will be doing anything, I’m more of a lets see where the day, or week, takes us, kinda mom. But I have put together our 2018 summer bucket list, and I am super excited to share it with you! I’ve filled it with places we have been wanting to go, and fun summer activities I to keep us entertained. There is a good amount of outdoor and indoor activities for when it rains or it’s just too hot to be outside, along with making use of some annual passes we already have.
I got this free Summer Bucket List download from Designer Blogs. I was originally going to make my own, but, why? There are a few different color patters and sizes to choose from, and they are so cute! I saved mine as a PDF and then added our info in preview, but you could totally just write yours in, or stick it in a frame and write/check off with a dry erase marker. I am getting ours printed on a 12” x 18” poster to hang on the wall.
On the bottom of our bucket list I left some space open for us to fill in. There are some traveling plans I’d love to incorporate, but nothing is set in stone yet. I almost didn’t do the bucket list this year, but instead a “summer memories” list. I saw this idea on Emily Ley’s instagram story, and loved it! This is where you write down all of the fun things you did instead of checking them off. Then if you miss something, or don’t get to it, you don’t feel bad about it. I didn’t go this route because I feel like since I don’t have an actual schedule, or any set travel plans, I might miss out on some of the things I want to do. I have been saying I am going to start a little garden, so to hold myself accountable, it’s on the bucket list! There are also items I want to remember, and want to fill in as we do them, like a random act of kindness, or learning something new. What exactly did we learn? To ride his bike? To build a birdhouse? To dive down and pick up dive sticks in the pool? All things I wanted to add to our bucket list, but didn’t want too much pressure. I can’t wait to get started! Just 1 more week, let our countdown begin.
What’s on you summer bucket list?
Anything else you would recommend to add?