It has been almost a month since our last bucket list update. I must confess, we pretty much lost all momentum once we went back to school. Thankfully we somehow managed to make some progress and I think we still have a chance to finish things up before summer is over!
Here is a look at our list.
Make ice cream sandwiches
The day before school started we celebrated ‘Back to School Eve’ It’s a made up Newman Family holiday that we celebrate every year. This years festivities included skating, dinner out, and ice cream sandwiches so big you can hardly eat them. I guess I should have made them a little bit smaller.
Make a fairy house
I have wanted to make a fairy house with the girls for YEARS now. I am so glad we finally did it. We recycled a protein powder container that I had lying around and glued on loads of rocks, moss and jewels on. It turned out super cute and is now inhabited by all of the little fairies that Marissa has made.
The official summer date night this year was for anniversary #9 and we never even had a sit down meal. However, despite the formality of the evenings activities we had a great time.
Visit MoKan drag strip
MoKan is always a summer highlight. We thought the rain was going to ruin our fun this year but it turned out to be a beautiful, warm day. I love that the girls don’t complain about our time spent there. They love watching the cars “burn their tires”.
Play in the sprinklers
The sprinkler play ended up being a form of bribery. School was starting to drag out, the day was HOT, and I wanted to be done. So I promised playing in the sprinklers if they could wrap things up fast. It was just the motivation we needed and we had ice cream sandwiches too.
Every time I would plan to go to the market, it rained. We finally had a chance to go check things out and they had peaches too. Store bought peaches don’t even come close to comparing to these. We hung out in a very quiet market and listened to the bluegrass band. It was the perfect afternoon activity.
The end of summer is 3 weeks away and we are starting to feel “the pressure”. We are going to try to wrap up this list and share the rest of our adventures on the last day of summer.
Will our list be completed?!
Only time will tell.
Are you still working on your summer bucket list?