Summer Bucket List

While it’s not “officially” Summer until Memorial Day, (Well, actually it’s not official until June 21st, but seriously, no one really starts Summer then!) we are having the unofficial start today because the pool opens! I was a life guard at a community pool for six summers and the pool always opened on Memorial Day weekend. However, in Georgia pools open earlier and we are excited to get a jump on our pool time!

Like most of us, I’m a creature of habit. I usually find us spending our days playing legos, reading books, baking and running errands with a weekly trip to the library. However, I want Summer to be fun! I want it to be different. When I was growing up, my mom was a teacher and had Summers off. She always had fun things for us to do and it was magical! I want to share that same fun, Summer spirit with Luke and have it be different than the rest of the year.

To make sure we don’t fall in to our normal routine, I made a Summer Bucket List for our family. Of course I made a list; I’m the list queen! Jacob may or may not have rolled his eyes when I asked him to contribute to said list. He’s more of a “fly by the seat of his pants” kind of guy which compliments my love of list making quite well. So, Luke and I had a little brainstorm session and came up with 19 activities we want to do this summer. I’m not going to stress out about getting these items marked off, although I do love to cross things off a list! I just want to have a list of fun things to do when we start getting stuck in a routine this Summer.Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 7.59.46 AM

You can definitely tell which items I added: learn Mommy’s phone number and Summer reading program, and which items Luke added: bake cookies, have a sleepover with cousins and go fishing. What’s on your Summer Bucket List?


  1. Katie Tiller says:

    Add a kitchen “science experiment”. My boys loved baking soda and white vinegar in the sink!

  2. That’s so fun!!! I would like to comment on when the seasons really start!!! I couldn’t agree more, Summer officially starts on Memorial Day, Fall starts September 1(in my opinion), or Labor Day and Winter starts the first time it snows (in Colorado) and Spring starts when the snow ends, the rain starts and the flowers start coming out!!! (That varies in Colorado, lol!!!) I never agree wth the calendar!!!LOL

    • Allie Rae says:

      I totally agree! Seasons “begin” at different times depending on your location! And in Colorado and Kentucky, you can often have many season in one month… or even one week!

  3. Jamie Thomas Bright says:

    Johnny Boy and I are going to Virginia Beach for the first time! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚