2014 Summer Lovin'

Another year... Another Spring and we are now beginning to dream of Summer Adventures.  We the count down till our school days are done... the kids are itching to make plans.  Like in years past we will likely do some repeats and we hope to add some new things to consider.  As always we strive to do as many as we can.  And let adventure be out guide.  Please share with us what your up to and what your summer bucket list entails.

The 2014 Summer Lovin' Bucket List (in progress).

1.  Starting JACS' Movie Theater (an outdoor theater at home).
2. Stay Up 24 hours
3. Tie Dye T-shirts
4. Set up Club House in the Shed.
5.  Put funny sticky notes with messages on random cars.
6. Silly String Fight
7. Family Artwork Project
8. Family Bike Ride We still need to get Daddy a Bike
9.  Go to an Arcade
10. Make a 2014 Family Flag
11. Make Homemade Lemonade
12.  Our annual trip to Mt. Evans
13. Get a Zoo Membership
14.  Make a Photo Nature Journal

Well spring has hit and it is time to start thinking about 2013 and what  we want to do.
We will probably still work off of last year's list.   Do some repeats and add some new items.

Please feel free to use as many as you like. Check back and see our progress.THIS IS OUR LIST TO CHOOSE FROM... LETS JUST SEE HOW MANY WE GET DONE BY SEPT 1ST, 2013

The 2012 "Not Bummer Summer" list
  1.  splatter paint fight
  2. watch the sunrise and sunset on the same day
  3. tie dye shirts
  4. movie marathon- Back to the Future Movies! Done
  5. slip n slide
  6. play in the rainDone
  7. build a awesome fort Done
  8. Eat Cookies for dinner
  9. draw on sidewalk and driveway with chalk
  10. Sand Castles at our wannabe beach (Cherry Creek Reservoir) 
  11. Sleep in a Tipi
  12. Read all 7 of Jules Vernes novels as a family  Finished
  13. Water Balloon Fights
  14. Gorge on Popsicles (fruit ones)- submitted by Mr. J
  15.  play board games
  16. Hike Roxborough State Park Done
  17. Hike Castlewood Canyon Completed 6/16/12
  18. Play in the River at the Lair O' the Bear
  19. Suck Helium out of balloons and record the kids talking DOne
  20. Star Gaze Check
  21. Go camping... again, again, and again Check 1
  22. Put funny sticky notes with messages on random cars
  23. Do a Random Act of Kindness
  24. Visit a Museum Check
  25. Make Smores! Check
  26. Decorate the minivan with washable window markers!
  27. PJ Day!
  28. Family Bike Ride (we need a bike for Daddy!)
  29. Make a new family flag
  30. Find a theme song for our "Not Bummer Summer!" Check!!
  31. Silly String Fight  Check!
  32. Silly String Fight Part II
  33. Have a picnic Check!  But we will be doing it again and again.
  34. Go to a concert
  35. Stay up for 24 hours-
  36. Our annual trip to the Colorado Renaissance Festival  Check
  37. Make a puppet show.
  38. go geocaching  Done 6/20/12
  39. Go to a CO Rockies Game Check
  40.  the Denver Zoo
  41. Go to IKEA-  Check
  42. Make homemade lemonade
  43. Family Lego building Night
  44. Family Photo Shoot- Lots of ideas on my Photo pose Pinterest Board
  45. Throw a paper airplane off a high place Done 6/20/12
  46. Throw a Boomerang
  47. Make everyone hammocks- and then sleep in them.
  48. Play Light Tag at night
  49. Photograph random art found throughout the Denver Metro Area
  50. See a waterfall-
  51. Buy a ton of glow sticks\bracelets/necklaces and light it up! Check
  52. Take Pictures with an underwater camera and get them developed!
  53. Visit a Planetarium
  54. Fill the backyard with Prayer Flags
  55. Pick Berries at the Berry Patch Farms
  56.   Make foil dinners Check!
  57. Pillow fight 
  58. Go Fishing
  59. Make Mud Pies and a Mud Kitchen
  60. Make homemade Ice Cream
  61. At the end of the summer, print up lots of pictures and let the kids make their own scrapbook of our "Not Bummer Summer 2012"
  62. Make Wildflower/Leaf Crowns
  63. Do Fireworks in a Jar
  64. Go to a professional Fire Works display for the Fourth of July- Most all of the Firework shows were cancelled due to the Colorado Wildfires and the Statewide Ban. =(
  65. Make Homemade Marshmallows  Check
  66. Make Homemade Taffy 
  67.  Make a Model...
  68. Our annual trip to Mt. Evans
  69. Visit Barr Lake State Park for the first time Check!
  70. Visit Red Rocks Amphitheater... again (its a family favorite)
  71. Go to the new Colorado History Museum Check
  72. Do the Hammond's Candy Factory Tour
  73. Start Muffin Tin Monday's again.  We haven't done that in a long time!
  74. Visit the Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Wildlife Refuge
  75. Do a five mile hike
  76. Campout at Rocky Mountain National Park CHECK
  77. Go to the Urban Street Farmer's Market in Denver
  78. Make a Summer Book Basket with the kids
  79. Make Some Memory Jars
  80. Make Waldorf Window Stars
  81. Keep a log of our Summer Reading Books
  82.  Make Baked Goods in a orange Skin on a campfire. Orange Rolls ? Campfire Muffins? Camping Cakes?
  83. More Random Acts of Kindness
  84. Re-set up our Nature Table
  85. Paint the Chicken Coop
  86. Fly a kite
  87. Make BLTs with Tomatoes from our garden
  88. Running in the sprinklers CHECK
  89. Candlelight dinner
  90. Make a movie
  91. Eat Sushi
  92. Make Cookies and deliver to friends and neighbors
  93. Learn the Star Spangled Banner
  94. Try Wet on Wet Water Colors
  95. Go Skating Check!
  96. Release wishes in helium balloons (biodegradable balloons).
  97.  Make homemade yogurt or kefir
  98. Make and use stilts
  99. Make playdough
  100. Make homemade kid boats to sail on a stream or river. (maybe for Lair O'the Bear???)

Need some ideas for your bucket list? Try some of these:

The Happy Family Movement
Our Pinterest Board for our 2012 "Not Bummer Summer"

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