Monday, August 12, 2013

FAMILY FUN MONTH: Toddler Trails Guest Blogger on Her Summer 2013 Bucket List

In celebration of August being Family Fun Month, the Center is delighted to share stories by some of Orange County’s favorite family bloggers. 

By Jennifer Willey of Toddler Trails



Summer is that special time of year when Daddy is home with us (most of the time). Being a teacher and coach we get 8 straight weeks with him (minus the occasional practice or basketball game he referees). The planner that I am, I’ve started a “Summer Bucket List” of all the things we’d like to do or places we really want to go. 




This year, I started off with a “Summer Bucket List Planning Night” just before school ended. This way, everyone was involved in the selection process. Even Daddy got excited with his contribution: 5 days of absolutely nothing (luckily he realizes this is just NOT possible). 



Organizing a Summer Bucket List is rather easy to do. We like to have a variety of different options from amusement parks, vacations, parties, games or just spending time with family members. Since we’ve been doing this now for the last two years, and it really starts off the summer with a lot of excitement. The kids love having the ability to walk up to the cabinet where the list is posted and decide what they want to do on a particular day. Having the ability to cross items off the list feels like an accomplishment, especially when you get to the end of the summer and realize all the fun things the family did over the summer. 


So, what is on tap for this summer? Check out our “2013 Summer Bucket List”: 



Now that it is August, we have 4 weeks left. We have already completed 17 of the 29 items, and have several planned this week. 

What would you include on your “Summer Bucket List”?


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Author: Jennifer Willey 
Website: http://www.ToddlerTrails.com 
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ToddlerTrails 
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/ToddlerTrails 

Jennifer Willey is a Stay-at-Home Mom who loves crafting and adventures. She is the wife of an Anaheim Teacher and Coach and mom to Handsome Boy, age 5 ½and Princess, age 4.

In celebration of August being Family Fun Month, the Center is delighted to share stories by some of Orange County’s favorite family bloggers. Speaking of Family Fun, the Broadway musical SISTER ACT will be in town from August 6-18.

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2 comments:

Mary Tran said...

That's a pretty good list. Thanks for sharing.

Amy (So There, by Amy) said...

Awesome, fun list!
...What is that red dinosaur looking bowling helper? ...I think I need that. For me.