Spring is finally here. Well, at least according to the calendar. I’m really hoping the Wisconsin weather gets it together and gives us some sunshine this week. Someone just said snow is in the forecast for later this week, and that better be an early April Fool’s joke.
It’s a short week, with Mr. B being off school on Friday for Good Friday. He also has his Spring Party on Thursday, and I’m volunteering, so that should be fun.
Since it’s the beginning of Spring, I thought I would put together a Spring Bucket List for the family. I did one in the Fall, but skipped the Winter, so why not Spring?
Spend some time outdoors
Even though this Winter hasn’t been the coldest or snowiest, we’ve been cooped up inside for way too long. I want to get the twins, especially, outside. We have that giant playground set in the backyard just waiting to be played on. We also have a bunch of outdoor toys I’ve collected from Craigslist or rummage sales, so I’d like to get them cleaned off while the boys are playing.
Get Mr. B to ride a bike
He has a bike, which may or may not be too small for him, but he does not like to ride it. He says it is wobbly with the training wheels. Well, I have the perfect solution! Learn to ride without the training wheels. I will even get him a new bike, if that’s the motivation he needs.
I’m still convinced he’s my laziest child, opting to still ride in the cart at the grocery store. It would, however, be awesome if he could learn to ride. That way we could put the twins in the bike trailer, and take family bike rides.
Take a Day Trip or Two
I’d love to drive to Madison, walk along State Street, visit the zoo, and even sneak in a little shopping. I went to school there for my first year and a half before transferring to Arizona, so it would be fun to show the kids around.
My husband wants to take a visit to House on the Rock. If you’ve not been to WI, it’s exactly what it sounds like…a house built into the rocks. It has cool exhibits, and I remember a great lookout. It was a favorite site for school field trips when I was young.
Get and keep everyone healthy
Last week, I had to take the twins to the doctor (both had double ear infections,) and Saturday, it was urgent care for Mr. B (it just turned out to be a virus, even though they tested for Strep and Flu.) Luckily, Mr. B hasn’t had another ear infection, and the fluid seems to be getting better, but we’re not out of the flu/cold season quite yet. Fingers crossed we can make it until the end of the school year, and not have to get tubes.
Start Planning My 40th Birthday Trip
It’s less than 6 months away, and I know where I want to go, but now we’ve got to plan the logistics. I’m hoping some friends will meet us, and of course, all of my family. I’ll share the details soon, but it will involve a plane. No more read trips for a while.
That should about do it. I have plenty of other things to keep us busy…like potty training, preschool decisions, and of course, the March for Babies, so I’ll keep the bucket list manageable. What will you be doing this Spring? Any fun activities I can add?