Sunday, May 20, 2012

40 Fun Things

This summer has been dubbed the "Summer of Fun". By me. Mostly because when this summer is over I will be working and going to graduate school while trying to balance family life. I don't think we'll be doing a whole lot of extra fun things while I'm in school. Tonight we sat down and made a family list of fun things to do over the summer. I plan on hanging our list on the fridge and crossing things off as we go. In no particular order, here is our list of 40 Fun Things.
  1. Family Picnic
  2. Play in the Park
  3. Go to the Library
  4. Go Swimming
  5. Take Swim Lessons
  6. Blow bubbles
  7. Go the to Zoo
  8. Play with sidewalk chalk
  9. Make cookies
  10. Make ice cream (I got an ice cream maker for Mothers Day!! :) )
  11. Play with friends
  12. Go Camping
  13. Go to Yellowstone (already planned)
  14. Run through the Sprinklers
  15. Home Depot Kids Workshop (free on the first Saturday of the month)
  16. Watch a movie
  17. Build a blanket fort
  18. Go to the Dinosaur Museum
  19. Glow sticks in the Bathtub
  20. Painting
  21. Run a Race
  22. Watch Fireworks
  23. Play Playdoh
  24. Balloon Tennis (with paper plate rackets)
  25. Shave with Daddy (With saving cream and Popsicle sticks)
  26. Balloon Characters (Draw faces on balloons)
  27. Write Letters
  28. Act out a story
  29. Go to Cabella's to see the fish and animals
  30. Weeding
  31. Potato Stamps
  32. Make Pizza
  33. Eat Popsicles
  34. Hike Lake Mountain
  35. Roast Marshmallows
  36. Star Gazing
  37. Buy a botanical book to learn about native plants
  38. Target Shooting (I'm not thrilled about this one, but BG and JM are excited. It may get vetoed.)
  39. Plant flowers
  40. Watch a baseball game


Ashli said...

I love your list. I've been meaning to make a list of my own, but I gaven't gotten that far yet. I may steal a lot of your ideas. Also, don't veto the target shooting. My parents took us shooting from the time we were little and I have such great memories of those outings. We even drew our own targets with scented markers!

Kris said...

I love the list! My favorite is how you snuck weeding into the middle of it like a fun family outing. :)

(Truth be told, I normally don't mind some mild weeding, but I'm positive Paddy wouldn't think of it as family fun time.)