Summer is upon us and for some of you lucky moms, it has already started. For the rest of us school is almost out, and that means summer vacation can officially begin!
Last summer my family and I were in the trenches of welcoming our third baby home. We weren’t really up for a whole lot of adventure, if you know what I mean. This summer we’re much more adjusted and are ready to take on the warm weather with no school schedule.
We decided to make a bucket list. The idea of having a list of everything we hoped to do this summer excited me, after all, I love lists. (Even though I try not to keep them anymore.)
But I know how fall rolls around ridiculously fast and summer feels like it vanished into thin air. So this year, instead of letting it disappear, I want to be more intentional with our long, sunshine-filled days. I want to create memories with my kids, be present with them and just play and laugh more.
So I’ve decided to share a few of ours with you in case you decide you want to make a summer bucket list! And keep in mind that I’m also all about GRACE. My list is like a mile long, and I already know for a fact that my family won’t accomplish everything. But hey, at least we’re starting somewhere.
- QC Botanical Center (technically not a museum, but it kind of fits)
- Bettendorf Family Museum
- Iowa City Children’s Museum (quick summer road trip)
- Blackhawk State Park
- Sunderbruch Park
- Wild Cat’s Den
- Scott County Park (Pioneer Village)
- Empire Park
- Rocket Park (McManus Park)
Swimming: (In addition to regular city pools we wanted to try some of these)
- Outdoor Movies in the Park
- Outdoor Concerts
- Vander Veer
- Schweibert Park
- Leclaire Bandshell
- Drive In Movies
I’d love to hear what you would add for your summer bucket lists! Please share in the comments below!