My oldest finished his last day of kindergarten today, so it's officially summer in our house! We are all soooo excited--the long days, beautiful summer evenings, and not-so-early-crazed-and-rushed mornings. Plus, looking ahead at three months of summer feels so full of possibility and promise! But I know it will be over before we know it...and while I'm so looking for plenty of slower, un-scheduled days, I also want to approach the way we spend our days with some intent. So to ensure we create and cherish all the special moments we can, we decided to start a new tradition: our Summer Bucket List. We did one for Fall, and it was such a treat for all of us. (It's nothing fancy, but like the Fall one, I used some fun fonts and laminated it on my handy Costco laminator so we can post it on the fridge.)
We started our list a couple weeks ago on a long car ride, and finished it up over the last few days during dinnertime conversations. It was very much a collaborative effort, with contributions from my two-year-old ("ride a train!") to my four-year-old ("make a cherry pie!") to my six-year-old ("ride a water slide!") Oh, and I added some too ("outdoor movie night!") I can't wait to get started!