Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Bucket List Week 3 Update

A few weeks ago the kids and I sat down to create our summer bucket list. It's something we do each year, and while we know that we may not cross everything off our list, it just gives us some ideas of what we want to do with their time off school.
The third week of summer has come and gone, and we had a pretty great week. We only crossed one item off of our list this week, but we still had a lot of fun! Our bucket list item this week was a picnic at the park with friends.  Not only did we see the friends we were meeting there, but 3 other kids from Mr. J's class happened to be at the park at the same time. Our pool membership has come in very handy and we have been spending a few afternoons a week swimming.  The kids have improved SO much.

  1. Cookie baking  We got new neighbours and Mr. J wanted to welcome them with chocolate chip cookies
  2. Sleepover at grandparents they have both had individual sleepovers
  3. Swimming  we did lots of swimming during our stay at The Brookstreet
  4. Water Fight
  5. Playing Soccer  The boys had fun playing soccer with their dad while he was on holidays
  6. Upper Canada Village
  7. Valley View Farm
  8. Saunders Farm
  9. Agriculture Museum
  10. Strawberry picking first week of July is prime Strawberry picking around here
  11. Reading 1 chapter book/week
  12. Movie theater we saw Angry Birds as a family
  13. Visit the Diefenbunker
  14. Lunch at the Cheshire Cat
  15. Ice Cream from Carp Custom Creamery
  16. Visit a splash pad
  17. Driving range
  18. Mini golf
  19. Museum of Nature
  20. Picnic in the park
Something not on our bucket list was our veggie garden. I planted it in May and we have been anxiously awaiting their growth.  This week we were able to harvest 2 cucumbers, a green pepper, a tomato and 3 cherry tomatoes!  Nothing better than veggies straight from your backyard!

Last week also marked the 21st anniversary of my fathers death.  My mom and I took the boys out to the graveyard for a visit, and as is tradition, an ice cream from the store next to the cemetary.

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