Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Life Lately: Summer Bucket List {Update}

Y'all time is flashing before my eyes. Every day is going so fast and there is so much to do. I feel like I"m living this summer in fast forward! Days go by where I don't have a free minute to get on my computer. And other days, I'm so beat that I just want to lay on the couch! Don't get me wrong, it's kind of nice since I'm super pregnant and I'm so excited to meet this baby boy. But it's also kind of a bummer. These are the last days I have to soak up with our little family of 3. These are the last days to check off items from our bucket list! Somehow a month has come and gone since I originally posted about our Summer Bucket List, so I thought it would be fun to take a look at it and see what else we've done! {Click the link above to check out what we had accomplished by mid-June!}


This past month we've added:
Draw with chalk: We have Jojo to thank for this one! It's pretty hot outside for this momma to be out there for too long these days. By the time Chloe and I think about drawing with chalk, it's the heat of the day. Luckily JP's mom came to stay with us and did all sorts of fun things with Chloe including drawing with chalk! Now we're trying to take advantage of our shaded back porch to do it more often!

Watch fireworks: Well I can't actually say that Chloe has been able to stay awake for fireworks, but we're checking this one off her list anyway! Thank goodness for sparklers!

Paint a picture: We've been busy painting in our Usborne water color books especially on rainy days!


Go to a museum: This past weekend, we went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science with my friend Dom! I knew we would have a good time, but I didn't realize just how amazing it was going to be. Dom's friend volunteers at the museum and is trained to give tours, and she came to meet us and take us around the whole museum! We were able to touch a triceratops horn and a T-Rex tooth. She told us even more about the dinosaurs, ancient Egypt, energy, death by natural causes and butterflies! We were at the museum for nearly 4 hours and Chloe was such a trooper. Her favorites were definitely the dinosaurs and butterflies! Here are a few pictures I was able to snap: 




Help bake cookies: This little girl has taken a liking to helping out in the kitchen! Not only has she helped bake cookies, but she's helped me make chocolate zucchini bread, scrambled eggs, meatballs and she even helps her daddy on the grill!

Movie night with popcorn: I originally meant for this to be a movie at home, but it turns out we took Chloe to her very first movie theater movie on July 5th! We decided she would be ready for it and took her to see The Incredibles 2! Y'all, she loved it. At first we thought she may fall asleep, but she ended up being mesmerized. She was quiet and sat on our laps and only needed one potty break!


Go on a walk with popsicles: Some mornings you need to bribe your daughter with a popsicle to got on a walk and you get to check off a bucket list item at the same time! We've also eaten popsicles while riding around in the wagon. It's always a good time for a popsicle in the Texas heat!


Learn letters by sight: This one I am SOOOOO proud of! We've been working on letters a lot this summer and Chloe pretty much knows the whole alphabet by sight as long as the letters are capital. Lower case letters are still hit or miss. I figured focusing on one would be better for us this summer. She's still confused by P and R as well at Q and O, but other than that she pretty much has it down!

And a late add of Go to VBS which will officially be completed at the end of this week, so I went ahead and marked it off! We're having a wonderful time learning about Jesus and his love for us this week! Chloe is in her first year with the Pre-K group and I'm in my second year on the core team co-chairing the Bible Discovery room. I heard through the grapevine that our room is the most fun, so we must be doing something right! I had to share this sweet picture that the photographer captured of Chloe and I during the closing ceremony on the first day. Melt my heart!


It looks like we have about 9 more items to check off of our list before summer ends! I think we can definitely manage that since we checked off 9 this past month and even gave a few others a double (or even triple) check. I'm talking about you pool, splash pad, ice cream and watermelon!

What are some of your favorite bucket list items during the summer?
I would say our favorites are the fun day trips that turn into an adventure! The museum and VBS would probably be at the top of my list for this second round of updates!


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