Traditions: Summer Bucket List

My oldest finished his last day of kindergarten today, so it’s officially summer in our house!  We are all soooo excited — the long days, beautiful summer evenings, and not-so-early-crazed-and-rushed mornings.  Plus, looking ahead at 3 months of summer feels so full of possibility and promise!

But I know it will be over before we know it… And while I’m so looking for plenty of slower, un-scheduled days, I also want to approach the way we spend our days with some intent.  So to ensure we create and cherish all the special moments we can, we decided to start a new tradition: our Summer Bucket List.  We did one for Fall, and it was such a treat for all of us. (It’s nothing fancy, but like the Fall one, I used some fun fonts and laminated it on my handy Costco laminator so we can post it on the fridge.)

We started our list a couple weeks ago on a long car ride, and finished it up over the last few days during dinnertime conversations.  It was very much a collaborative effort, with contributions from my two-year-old (“ride a train!”) to my four-year-old (“make a cherry pie!”) to my six-year-old (“ride a water slide!”)  Oh, and I added some too (“outdoor movie night!”)  I can’t wait to get started!

What’s on your summer bucket list?


3 Replies to “Traditions: Summer Bucket List”

    1. Wow – that’s an awesome project! Thanks for sharing (and we’d love to see pics when you finish!) Happy summer!

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