Friday, April 13, 2012

Dreaming of a Summer Bucket List Party 2012!

Coming May 1st!
Come join the party!

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I don't know if it was the balmy weather of South Florida or getting to spend so much time doing things with the kids last week that left me longing for our summer break.  I know the official start of summer is more than two months away.  We start celebrating when the kids get out of school and that is only about six weeks away...can you tell I'm counting down the days?!

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I don't think it's a secret that I love the summers with my kids.  I have such wonderful memories of my childhood summers and I hope that my children will have the same experiences.  Most of my summers were spent with my grandparents along the Hudson River in New York.  Days were filled with playing in the garden, walks along the river, fishing, picking wild blackberries, baking with my grandmother, and swimming.  I also loved the day trips to antique shops, putt putt golf, ice cream shops, and the occasional trip to Cape Cod.  My grandparents left this earth many, many years ago, but so much of who I am is what they gave me all those summers.

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A couple of summers ago we started making a "Summer Bucket List" of things we wanted to do before summer ended.  Don't worry about us being too busy, we always leave plenty of time for swimming, playing, and doing absolutely nothing.  We're already looking forward to another beautiful summer. 

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Last year I hosted a summer bucket list party and over 40 great blogs linked in with their wonderful ideas for summer!  I want to host another party this year so we can share our ideas.  Last year was just a link party, but I've set it up for thumbnails this year.

I know it's early and spring just started, but if you're a planner like me, you're already dreaming of summer!  So, get your lists ready and get ready to find some other inspiring ideas.  Until then, I'll be checking off the days until our summer can start and looking for some fun ways to play this summer.

On Tuesday, May 1st the
"Summer Bucket List Party"
will be open for the summer!

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These links take you to our Summer Bucket List 2010 and Summer Bucket List 2011. 

I can't wait to share our 2012 list
at the Summer Bucket List Party on May 1st!

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Here is a "sneak peek" at some of our
Summer Bucket List 2012

host a summer reading book exchange party (planning as an end of school party)build robots from recycled items
make and grow a bonsai garden
make homemade bread and fruit jam
make granitas
make a Smash Book of our summer
visit a Chinatown
make a biosphere
make a paper bag book
stay tuned for a lot more fun ideas...

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Linking to: Show Me What Ya Got, Fun for Kids Friday, WFMW
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17 comments :

Keitha said...

It is always fun to start planning for summer. Your list looks like you will have a fun summer ahead.

Raising a Happy Child said...

I think your summer plans sound wonderful.Interestingly, daughter is begging to go to Y day camp in the summer :) At least I am hoping for earlier pick up times, so we can go swimming and play outside more.

Lindsay said...

I can't wait to see what you have planned! I will definitely be ready to share a list!!

Phyllis said...

I am writing my summer bucket list now, but I am having trouble with your button. It doesn't come up as a picture, but just the code script.

Phyllis said...

FYI...The code on the one on your side bar is fine, it is just the one in the body of your post.

Kelly at Little Wonders' Days said...

Thanks for the heads up Phyllis! I think I have it fixed now, so thank you for letting me know. I can't wait to see your summer bucket list. You always have such great ideas!
Kelly

Bethany said...

Oh, I am so excited! I have been saving up ideas all winter.

Welcome... said...

This looks like so much fun! Such great ideas for the summer! Now to think up some ideas to put in the bucket list. Thanks for posting.

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I can't wait to see all the great ideas!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT week =-)
Beth

hannahw said...

Summer for us starts when the strawberries are ready in my grandfather's garden. So that will be in about 6 weeks, as well! Looking forward to joining up in May!

MiaB said...

This is a totally great idea!! Now it's getting me thinking about what we need to do during the summer :0 Thanks for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

Amanda said...

My little one is not in school yet, but I'm thinking about doing a bucket list anyway. I can't wait to see what all you come up with. It looks like your summers are amazing! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Kid's Co-op!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Love the idea of a summer bucket list. Can't wait till my girls are older so we can put some fun stuff on it. Visiting from WFMW.
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Hosting a summer bucket list party is really smart!! I can't wait to see the ideas! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Sarah said...

so fun! I can't wait! :) You always have the best things planned and I'm working on my list too! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

How fun!! I think this would be fun for people without kids...like myself. I always have ideas of things I WANT to do during the summer. Fun party! I actually had a book exchange party with friends. I'd love to do it again, but make it more of a party.

-Lauren

Sarah said...

list is ready to go for tomorrow!! I can't wait!!! :)