It is officially summer break and we are already loving every second of it! I don’t think I fully appreciated summer break until having three kids in school full time. The happiness I feel each morning when I wake up and don’t have to rush to pack lunches or get out the door is indescribable. Slow sipping coffee for the win!!
So I thought I would share the five main things on our Summer Bucket List this year, we have some travel plans and tons of fun visitors, but this is what the girls have on their agenda & we think it’s a pretty great list!!
Popsicle Stand // Last year we did a lemonade stand and the girls had the most fun! They have been asking to do a popsicle stand this year, which is what my best friend & I always did when we were little. We also painted rocks with nailpolish and tried selling them. We probably should have just stuck to the popsicles. All you need is a table, a cooler & an assortment of your favorite popsicles! We might even make our own, but not making any promises.
Camping // Who needs mountains and lakes and real campgrounds, when you can camp right in your backyard?! We are planning our first ever backyard campout this year, complete with a tent (maybe an air mattress), a campfire & s’mores!
Amusement Park // We are taking the girls to Adventureland this Summer, a super nostalgic amusement park in Iowa that we used to go to when we were little! They have lots of fun things to do for kids & we can’t wait to spend an entire day there riding rollercoasters & eating funnel cakes!
Baseball Game // Such a fun way to spend an afternoon! I think our girls are finally old enough to actually enjoy a game & maybe even sit through the entire thing. Especially if popcorn is involved!
Backyard Party // You don’t technically have to leave your house in the Summer to have fun if you have a backyard. The slip-n-slide, sprinkler & inflatable pool are our kids favorite thing to do. Invest in a few fun backyard toys and you’ll find yourself having the best Summer ever without even trying!!
I would LOVE to know what fun things you have planned this Summer! I am truly looking forward to lots of downtime which means hopefully lots to share here!! Cheers to making it through another school year, mamas!! XO269
camping, lemonade stand, drive-in movie, beach, LOTS of splash pad, make-your-own pizza night, and my girls keep asking me “what else?” lol.
We all have bikes this year. Well, my son is in a pull behind caddy on my husband’s bike. So, we are looking forward to many bike rides. I just bought myself a bike and getting back on it after 15+ years was not easy but my daughter was kind enough to teach me how to ride again :-).
Summer Concerts – hosted by the town on Thursday nights. We love packing a picnic dinner and enjoying the free concerts with our three little girls.
Another favorite is berry picking!
Erin M. says
You guys make every season seem like the best season, I love that about you!
Don’t forget Adventureland has an entire waterpark there now too, so you can spend half the day riding rollercoasters, and the other half racing down waterslides!! We try to make it there every year too. So much fun!
Katie Gabriel says
Car wash! I give the girls a big sponge, bucket of water, soap and the hose and they clean all their outdoor toys, wagons etc ? ? ?
A backyard camp out is such a great idea! My boys would love this – including my husband! Will you share details of yours here on the blog when you do it?
Andrea M Worley says
Good ideas! Growing up in Iowa, taking the kids to Adventureland sounds like the best! I might need to take my kiddos next time I’m home!