Love, Joleen: Summer Bucket List

Friday, May 11, 2018

Summer Bucket List

I love a good a bucket list. A few years ago my husband and I created an Atlanta bucket list, but it's been a while since I've updated it. (Note to self: Do that!) This year we're not heading back west to California (womp womp) so we decided to make the most of it, with a really fun summer at home. Benjamin and I sat down last week and compiled a list of  fun things to do this summer. It's really an ongoing list, since we keep adding to it, but here's what we've got so far. I'll come back and update this list as we check some things off! 

  • Make ice cream
  • Make lemonade
  • Hike Stone Mountain ✔ 08.10.18 We met up with our Wild + Free group for a sunrise hike at Stone Mountain Park. Ben took the day off for his birthday and was able to join us. It was really foggy so we weren't able to see the sunrise, but we had a ton of fun on the hike!
  • Take a road trip ✔ Aug. 17-19 Gulf Shores
  • Lots of swimming
  • Drive-in movie
  • Movie in the park
  • Have a picnic ✔ We had a picnic at my Aunt and Uncle's home, when we were visiting in California. 
  • Dollar theater movie
  • Food truck night ✔ Benjamin and I went to Friday's 'n Duluth while Ben was in STL. 
  • Slumber party with The Hall family ✔ Aug. 17-19 Gulf Shores
  • Photo scavenger hunt
  • Climb a tree
  • Family game night 
  • Have a pillow fight 
  • Stargazing ✔ Aiden and Benjamin camped out on the big trampoline and looked for constellations with the SkyView app.
  • Go bowling ✔ I signed Benjamin up for Kids Bowl Free and purchased the Family Pass so that we could bowl with him all summer! *referral link 
  • Cardboard box clubhouse
  • Library storytime 
  • Make a summer treat
  • Make our own pizzas
  • Catch and release fireflies ✔ 
  • Make playdough
  • Build a fort and sleep in it ✔ Benjamin loved this and we slept in it two nights! 
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Water balloon fight
  • Miniature golfing
  • Pick wildflowers
  • Dance in the rain ✔ We did this at Family Fun Day at Woodruff Arts Center.  
  • Make slime
  • Roast marshmallows ✔ We roasted marshmallows with Aiden at Camp Kimmy. ;)
  • Watch fireworks and do sparklers ✔ We did this at the Halls for James' birthday and also on the 4th with Candice and Paul. 
  • Read books during a thunderstorm
  • Playdate at Tiny Towne 
What's on your summer bucket list?
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