Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Checking Off Our Summer List Part 2

As you may remember, back in May I talked about how much we had already checked off our summer list, in this post. And few weeks before that I had shared with you what our summer list looked like here.

I'm happy to report that we pretty much did everything off of our list, except maybe one. I'll share some pictures below (if I have them) for each point on our list and also a quick review as to how things turned out.

Here we go:
1) Go to the zoo at least one more time before our membership expires.
We were lucky enough to be able to go one last time before our membership expired and had quite the experience. The kids got to feed lorikeets some nectar out of a cup, go visit the new kid zoo area, and witness a rhino pee, which really left quite an impression!

2) Go to Please Touch Museum before our membership expires.
Squeezed in one last visit to PTM as well and was also the first time that E4 got to really join in the fun. Didn't really take any pictures though.

3) Have a picnic at the park at least one time.
We were lucky enough to be able to do this a few times over the summer. First time right before we visited Cape May Zoo, a couple times at Valley Forge Park, and also one time before we visited Smith's Playground, mentioned in this post.

4) Plant something with the kids.
Well, technically I did plant a couple of things with the kids, some basil and green beans. So the green beans they actually planted at their summer camp but I did keep it alive and healthy enough to sprout 1 bean! I really don't have a green thumb so I consider that a success!

5) Fly a kite with the kids.
We were able to do this at E1's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party, mentioned here. And also at the beach when we went to celebrate E2 & E3's birthday.

6) Take the kids to see a lighthouse.
We did this early on in the summer and visited the lighthouse in Cape May.

7) Go to the beach at least one time.
Happy to say we were able to go 2 times this summer. First time when we went to see the Cape May lighthouse and second time when we had a special weekend to celebrate the twins' 4th birthday!

8) Make our own bubble solution and attempt to make huge bubbles.
This was probably the one failure in our list. Now it doesn't mean I didn't try, I did but I think I put too much water in my solution or maybe just not quite enough glycerin, because the bubbles popped really easily. I vow to try this again though and hopefully be successful.

9) Go fruit picking.
We got the chance to pick a few times this summer--strawberries, blueberries, and peaches! Hoping to go pick apples too before the summer picking season ends.

How was your summer this year? Did you get to do all that you wanted to? Would love to hear from you!



  1. Looks like a great summer to me! My summer this year was pretty good as well. Started in July, my work hours was cut to 24 hours a week so I had plenty of time at home with the kids. Our routine has been park & library. Repeat. The only thing I wanted to do that we didn't was an outdoor concert. Maybe next year!

    1. It's awesome that you got to spend more time with the kids! Park and library sounds great! Yes, there is always next year. Might have to add an outdoor concert to our list next summer too =)

  2. Wow I am so impressed that you pretty much did everything on your list. And all such fun things too. The kids must have really loved their summer! I feel like summer whizzed by.. I feel we did so much yet so little at the same time, haha! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    1. I think the kids would have loved to do even more, it was us parents that were not quite as energetic! I totally understand your feeling, as I was typing up the post I was thinking of other things that we should do next summer.

  3. I'm so glad you got to do all your things on your bucket list. I feel like we barely accomplished anything this summer. I wanted to plant something with Baby C, but we currently have rabbits pooping and peeing in our backyard and my husband is busy building a deck. So that hasn't gone over well. I also wanted to take Baby berry picking, but we had some unexpected surprises happen that left us unable to do so.

    1. I'm sure you guys got more things done than you think and even if you didn't that's OK, it's good to just relax and enjoy the weather too!

  4. Nicely done on completing that list, except for one. And lol on seeing a rhino pee being impressionable for the kiddos ;)

    1. Haha...it was quite a sight, don't think the adults forgot about it either =)