Before we take a look at Fall, remember our Summer Bucket List?
Well, here’s a refresher and how we did:
1. Celebrate the Last Day of Summer School Done! Even, though it was extremely busy, we grilled hot dogs and had a picnic at the park with my parents.
2. Have a family Campfire The Twins still didn’t get to make a campfire, but I finally did, so this gets a half complete.
3. Visit Another State Park No! This will have to go on the Fall Bucket List.
4. Ride a Train Yes! We took the train to and from Chicago, which leads to…
5. Visit the Shedd Aquarium Yes! Plus, we visited the Bean and ran through the water fountains in Millennium Park
6. Get comfortable in the Water Yes! All three boys loved swimming lessons and want to go to the pool all the time now.
7. Get a Family Portrait Done Yes! You can read about my tips HERE, and the reveal is coming very soon.
8. Finish the Summer Reading Program Boo! We didn’t do so hot on this one. We continued reading a lot, but didn’t make it back to get our sheet signed at the library each week.
9. Use some of the Prizes from the Summer Reading Program Nope. See #8
10. Go Back to School Shopping Well, I got to go, so does that count? I wanted to make it a tradition for me and my kids, but the boys have absolutely no interest in clothing or shopping unless it’s going to a hardware store.
Overall, I think we did AWESOME on our Summer Bucket List! Woo Hoo! So, now that it’s Fall, I’m making us a Fall Bucket List too. Here we go…
- Look and collect colored leaves at a State Park Bam! We can get this one from summer too.
- Celebrate Family Birthdays Mine is coming up Monday, and my oldest son’s is October 13th. I’ve already got the theme for his party!
- Go to a Pumpkin Farm and get a Pumpkin or Go Apple Picking at an Orchard Before the weather turns sub-zero, we need to get out and about. Plus, my kids love apples, and I think they would like picking them.
- Visit the Zoo a couple more times Pretty soon the Zoo train stops running for the year, so we need to squeeze in a couple more rides and views of the giraffes.
- Go Trick or Treating! This one is a given considering how candy-obsessed my kids are.
- Find/make and wear a costume myself this year. I love dressing up, and I always have, but last year, and maybe even the year before, I didn’t have the desire or energy. Time to dust off all the old wigs and have some fun. (ps. I’ve already got the kids costumes from a clearance sale last year.)
I’m going to leave it at that, since we’ve got a very busy schedule this next month. Have you come up with a Fall Bucket List? What fun things are you planning?