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  • Summer Bucket List

    Summer is around the corner and I sat down with my 11 year old to plan a summer bucket list. This is a list of things we want to make sure we will do this summer. Some of the items will be repeated (like the pool since we have passes) and some are just for the kiddo.

    Here is most of the list:
    1. Draw creative hopscotch with chalk
    2. Go to the pool
    3. Go fishing
    4. Scavenger adventure hunt
    5. Go to museum.
    6. Take cookies to the firemen
    7. Bring flowers to 1 or 2 nursing homes
    8. Create your own Sundaes
    9. Tennis Camp
    10. Basket ball camp
    11. Play badminton
    12. Go to the library
    13. Take some photos
    14. Berry picking
    15. Film your own movie. ☺
    16. Roast marshmallows with a friend
    17. Camp out in the back yard
    18. Go to a different park with a friend
    19. Go to 2 or 3 different zoos
    20. Fly a kite
    21. Road Trip ☺
    22. Make a time capsule. Open it every 1 year
    23. Create chalk art
    24. Take a nature walk
    25. Treasure hunt
    26. Collect and decorate rocks
    27. Watch fireworks
    28. Visit an animal shelter
    29. Go to Prairie Rose
    30. Ride a miniature pony or a horse
    31. Pick an official summer theme song
    32. Go to the farmers market
    33. Catch fireflies at night
    34. Spend one whole day barefoot
    35. Eat something NEW
    36. Go to the drive in
    37. Lemonade stand
    38. Make ice cream
    39. Eat watermelon
    40. Watch summer Olympics
    41. Grill pizzas
    42. Jump off the diving board
    43. Create a fairy garden
    44. Read a chapter book as a family
    45. Silly string fight
    46. Attend a library event
    47. Celebrate an un-birthday at the pool
    48. Bowling
    49. Go to the movies
    50. Tie a note to a balloon and release it in the sky
    51. Decorate a pair of tennis shoes
    52. Pilates ABC’s


    What's on your summer bucket list?
    Karin


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  • #2
    Backpacking in Glacier National Park and eating fresh porcini mushrooms on the trail.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    • #3
      Both of you are pretty ambitious. I'm still fairly on track to try 52 new things this year. Sadly, almost all of them have been food. I was hoping for more experiences, but so far, I'm a slacker in that area.
      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

      B*tch-lite

      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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      • #4
        that sounds like a great adventure!
        Karin


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        • #5
          for the most part mine are local and fairly simple to accomplish. That was done on purpose for the DD.
          Karin


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          • #6
            Fun thread

            The biggest thing on my list will be doing a week long road trip from MI to TX for a family wedding, and doing primal while eating fast food for like 6 days That will certainly be an adventure!

            Otherwise-
            -lots of zoo outings with the kids and friends (just bought our annual pass yay!)
            -a weekly bike ride with kids and mil-we did this once last year and it was so much fun, so we're going to make it a weekly thing this year.
            -make a list of all the parks in our area and go to each one at least once (there's a LOT of parks around here)
            -nature center at least a couple times, this is a perfect Sunday night family activity
            -LOTS of weekend fun our sailboat, out on Lake MI
            -wear a two piece swimsuit on the sailboat, for the first time in years, because now that I'm at goal I have the confidence to actually go swimming
            -keep upping my walking every month (goal is 40 miles this month, more next month)
            -keep learning how to eat primal
            -work with my son on the alphabet, which he really struggled with in pre-school, so he's ready for kindergarten this fall
            -catch up on my big reading list-last year I had already read over 100 books at this time, this year I'm at around 60 so far for the year.
            -go to the farmers market every single week-no excuses!
            -go to U Pick farms for strawberries, cherries and blueberries and freeze, freeze, freeze (strawberries and blueberries)
            -make freezer jam and applesauce
            -have a day every week where we do absolutely nothing but hang out around at home. Last year we were too busy!
            -keep at strength training and take it outside on nice days
            -summer reading club for the kids (last year I was lazy and never turned in the darn charts-epic mom fail!)
            -get into the habit of going to garage sales again
            -work on putting together a primal binder with recipes, tips, info etc. Just started this and it's going to be a huge project, but something that will really be nice to have when it's done.
            Last edited by mom23kids; 05-06-2013, 04:03 PM.
            *Sara*

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            • #7
              Sara- love it! I need to make my dd her summer "journal" for all of our adventures- saw it on pintrest. Your list is fab and hey, don;t stress the library thing.. that was me last summer too.
              Karin


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              • #8
                1. Conquer the world.
                2. Have a milkshake.

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                • #9
                  mom23kids, honestly, the easiest thing is to bring a cooler and some pre-made stuff. OTOH, I've never been a mom to any kids, so if they're going also, maybe a cooler will be just one more hassle on the road.
                  "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                  B*tch-lite

                  Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                    mom23kids, honestly, the easiest thing is to bring a cooler and some pre-made stuff. OTOH, I've never been a mom to any kids, so if they're going also, maybe a cooler will be just one more hassle on the road.
                    The road trip will be me, dh, our oldest dd, who's the flower girl for the wedding (8), my fil and then we're stopping in IA to pick up a teenage cousin and then his mom/dh's aunt. Our other two kids are staying home with my mil (she's finishing cancer treatment and can't do the long car ride).

                    I was thinking Larabars, Kind bars, jerky and nuts for breakfasts/snacks, and then after that I don't know. We're renting a mini van but there's not going to be a lot of room, especially after we pick up the IA people. We don't have a lot of extra time, so it will be fast food drive throughs and gas station stops for food.
                    Last edited by mom23kids; 05-07-2013, 04:52 AM.
                    *Sara*

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wiltondeportes View Post
                      1. Conquer the world.
                      2. Have a milkshake.
                      milkshake- easy
                      conquering the world- hmmmm I have a song running through my head. Are you old enough to remember the song Laverne and Shirley used to sing about an ant and a rubber tree plant?? LOL Its got "high hopes".

                      Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                      mom23kids, honestly, the easiest thing is to bring a cooler and some pre-made stuff. OTOH, I've never been a mom to any kids, so if they're going also, maybe a cooler will be just one more hassle on the road.
                      Originally posted by mom23kids View Post
                      The road trip will be me, dh, our oldest dd, who's the flower girl for the wedding (8), my fil and then we're stopping in IA to pick up a teenage cousin and then his mom/dh's aunt. Our other two kids are staying home with my mil (she's finishing cancer treatment and can't do the long car ride).

                      I was thinking Larabars, Kind bars, jerky and nuts for breakfasts/snacks, and then after that I don't know. We're renting a mini van but there's not going to be a lot of room, especially after we pick up the IA people. We don't have a lot of extra time, so it will be fast food drive throughs and gas station stops for food.
                      With not much room a cooler might be tough. I would say though if you can manage a small one it would be worth it for HB eggs, fruit. Jerky, nuts and seeds are good go-to's.
                      Karin


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                        milkshake- easy
                        conquering the world- hmmmm I have a song running through my head. Are you old enough to remember the song Laverne and Shirley used to sing about an ant and a rubber tree plant?? LOL Its got "high hopes".

                        With not much room a cooler might be tough. I would say though if you can manage a small one it would be worth it for HB eggs, fruit. Jerky, nuts and seeds are good go-to's.
                        Fruit and seeds are good ideas-thanks! I will try and work in a small cooler, that would be a big help, at least for the first couple of days. The rehearsel dinner and reception meal will be very upscale/nice, so I'm anticipating some sort of steak and seafood for those two meals. For lunches and suppers I think I'll just have to do lesser of evils, and then fast food salads whenever I can. Even a Wendy's baked potato isn't too bad, so I'll probably get that at least once. And it's only a week, so afterwards I'll get right back on track
                        *Sara*

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                        • #13
                          Good stuff for road trip coolers:
                          Lettuce wraps
                          Almond butter and fruit
                          Avocados
                          Leftovers from home (I like to not have moldy stuff waiting for me at home)
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wiltondeportes View Post
                            1. Conquer the world.
                            2. Have a milkshake.
                            are you going to conquer the world in a fasted state, then use the milkshake as a celebratory re-feed/post-workout meal?

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                            • #15
                              This reminded me that I never made it out to Fort De Soto last year. Just confirmed this as a day trip with the wife over Memorial weekend


                              Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                              40. Watch summer Olympics
                              This might be hard to complete.

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