Friday, May 6, 2011

Summer Bucket List 2011

One of my favorite blogs (and bloggers) is Kelly at Little Wonder Days. I have to visit LWD first thing in the morning, every morning, when I check my email. Kelly does the neatest projects with her three kids. I have never met Kelly in real life, but I believe we would be good friends- she is definitely “my people”!

Kelly does a Summer Bucket List with her kids each year and has invited other bloggers to get in on the action. I LOVE this idea, so I decided that we would hop on the bandwagon. We broke the list into two categories- things to do during the day with mommy, and things we can’t do until daddy is with us on the weekend or evenings.

When I told Vincent about the Bucket List he went crazy. He has come up with lots of the items himself. I had to draw the line when he suggested a 5 day trip to Argentina.

Summer 2011 Bucket List

Day Time Activities

  1. Go for donuts
  2. Go to the indoor bounce house
  3. Make S’mores
  4. Go to the park
  5. Make a Pill Bug terrarium
  6. Make Jello
  7. Play hopscotch
  8. Visit Pretend City
  9. Have a “Food on a Stick” Day
  10. Go on a scavenger hunt
  11. Visit the library
  12. Go to Sonic for Happy Hour
  13. Fly kites
  14. Camp in the backyard
  15. Bake cookies for the local fire station
  16. Picnic at the lake
  17. Use only chopsticks for the day
  18. Make tin can ice cream
  19. Play foursquare
  20. Learn a new patriotic song
  21. Have lunch at Chik-Fil-A
  22. Play in the inflatable pool
  23. Stay in our PJ’s all day
  24. Sleep in the bedroom hideout
  25. Make play doh
  26. Picnic and play with friends
  27. Breakfast at Bagels and Brew
  28. Go to Dairy Queen
  29. Visit the Santa Ana Zoo
  30. Make fresh squeezed lemonade
  31. Visit Mother’s Beach
  32. Play in the sprinklers
  33. Make homemade pizza for dinner
  34. Walk around Fashion Island- stop at the fountain.
  35. Ride the carousel at the Irvine Spectrum.
  36. Toss water balloons
  37. Drive the RC cars on the field
  38. Make leis
  39. Learn a Hula Dance
  40. Visit the Discovery Science Museum
  41. Play at the rec. center water park.
  42. Plant our summer and fall garden
  43. Finger paint

Days/Nights when Daddy is Home

  1. Boulder, CO trip
  2. Orange County Fair
  3. See Cars 2
  4. Aquarium of the Pacific
  5. San Diego Zoo
  6. Legoland
  7. Evening Movies at the Lake
  8. Dig for sand crabs
  9. Picnic dinner at the harbor
  10. Visit the tide pools
  11. Go for a walk at Rodger’s Gardens
  12. Go ice skating
  13. Zoomars
  14. Get ice cream at Farrell’s
  15. Go to an Angel’s game
  16. See the Grunions run with Grandvader
  17. Get sushi for lunch

You can see more Summer Bucket List ideas at

Little Wonders Days.

Happy Summer!




  1. Oh, pillbug terrarium sounds interesting! I hope you have a great summer!

  2. This sounds great!I'm so jealous that you guys have a bounce house nearby! : )

  3. hahah, I have chic-fil-a on my bucket list too!!
    I'm your newest follower!

    Here is our list:

  4. Great list! You reminded me that we are due to do something nice for our local fire station too!


  5. Love your list! We don't have pill bugs. We have stinkbugs, but I sure wish we didn't!

  6. What a great idea about making cookies for the local fire station. My kids love to visit. Next time we will do that!

  7. Hilary, you are beyond sweet! Yes, I think we would be great friends. Isn't it funny how we meet people on line that we look forward to talking to or hearing from just like our friends in everyday life. Anyway, I love your list, it looks like a super fun summer. Thanks for linking up to the party. I'm going to have a hard time just picking one of your fun things to add to our list. I really like the hula dancing though!

  8. I like how you broke yours down. I may have to whip out our list and add a lot of stuff! I left off the simple things!

  9. Sonic happy hour is a GREAT idea!

  10. And what's wrong with a trip to Argentina? LOL! Very cute! Great list!! And even borrowed a few ideas!! Visiting you from Little Wonders' summer bucket list post!

  11. All of your outings sound like fun! It is the simple lunch or snack out that can make a fun outing.