My Summer Bucket List

Here’s a list of things I want to do this summer … my summer bucket list.  Many of them are things I’d like to do numerous times. Most of them are things I want to do with the whole family, some with just the kids. There are also a few I want to do just with husband and/or friends … because it’s important to take care of myself and my adult relationships too!!!

  1. Plant a garden
  2. Splash in rain puddles
  3. See fireworks
  4. Go to Cedar Point
  5. Have a lemonade stand
  6. Play every game in the game closet
  7. Sell the house and move into new house
  8. Spend a week on Tawas Bay
  9. Dodge Park Beach
  10. Dino craft party (aka Dino Dan’s Diorama Dig)
  11. Play mini golf
  12. Catch a firefly
  13. Spend a day at the Detroit Zoo
  14. See Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo
  15. Go to Waterford Oaks splash park
  16. Go kayaking
  17. Go on a family bike ride
  18. Use sidewalk chalk
  19. Have Henry go to Safety Town
  20. Take the kids to swim lessons
  21. Spend a day at Kensington splash park and beach
  22. Go to Hess-Hathaway Park
  23. Go to Beverly Park
  24. Go to Booth Park
  25. Get ice cream in our pjs
  26. Have Henry participate in a summer reading challenge at the library
  27. play at Waterford Oaks park
  28. Go to the Birmingham fair
  29. Go to the hot air balloon festival in Howell
  30. Go to a Wet-n-Wild Wednesday in Rochester Hills
  31. Start a “cross-over” blog … life as a child therapist with 2 kids
  32. See “Cars 2”
  33. See “Winnie the Pooh”
  34. Have a “come over and play outside” day
  35. Create & go on a photo scavenger hunt
  36. Take Henry through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
  37. Go on a date with my husband
  38. Have an “adults only” movie &/or game night with friends
  39. Clean out the garage
  40. Clean out the crawl space
  41. Have a day with just my sister
  42. Go to a Tiger’s Game
  43. Go to the Cranbrook Science Center
  44. Spend the day in Northville … Rebecca’s, Bees Knees, & the park
  45. Play at Marshbank park
  46. Daytime potty train both kids
  47. Spend a day in Detroit … Riverwalk and the Heidelburg project
  48. Take the kids and my mom to the Hands On Museum in A2
  49. Go to the Detroit Science Center
  50. Stay healthy … so that I can actually accomplish all of this!!

I know, it’s a bit ambitious … but intentionality can work wonders! (plus, I’m starting off with 15 already accomplished!  those are the ones that are crossed out)


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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Laura

    Yahoo! After this week I can cross off #s 3, 9, 20, & 21!!!

  2. TsLamb

    woohoo! and maybe this week you can cross off #30

  3. Laura

    12, 15, 34, & 48 are complete!

  4. Laura

    For those still keeping track … 10, 13, 14, 25, 33, 37, & 48 are also now complete. 21 left to go.

  5. Valerie @ Glittering Muffins

    did you manage to finish it?

  6. Laura

    Valerie … we didn’t finish it. But, there’s always this summer!

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