Summer fun list (with an infant!)

6 June 2016

This is a long list of summer fun, I’ll admit. But this is the good stuff, friends!! I am ridiculously excited about everything on this list, and I plan to check off every single one. My advice, if you’re planning to make your own: print it out! Ours is hanging on the fridge where we can see it every day, which just plain makes me happy, but also helps us remember to get out and do! In no particular order, the list to enjoy before September 21…


— go to a Bulls game
— feed June her first solid food
— road trip to Maine
— host my childhood friends for the weekend
— roast s’mores
— make bruschetta with our garden produce
— jump off the wharf at the Island
— outdoor movie at Koka Booth
— outdoor movie at the Art Museum
— make strawberry lemonade
— picnic at a Back Porch Music concert
— spend a day at the beach
— make chicken souvlaki
— finish our June in June movie
— watch fireworks
— ice cream at Maple View
— road trip to Connecticut (I have a whole other list I’ll share of CT fun!)
— take June swinging at a playground
— pick blueberries
— make a pizza with our garden produce
— lemonade at the Honeysuckle Tea House
— camp with friends (June’s first camping trip!!)
— buy a new flag for our house
— visit our friends in Brevard
— squeal over June in her adorable swim outfit
— BLTs at Merritt’s
— renovate our backyard

What’s on your summer fun list?

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June 6, 2016 9:51 am

So fun!! Dave and I have a combined summer list/baby bucket list, and there are some overlap things if you need a buddy for outdoor movies or Bulls games in particular :) Also, please share more details about this June in June movie because whatever it is sounds precious!

June 6, 2016 10:47 am

I’d love to hear any tips or about your camping trip with June. My son is a few weeks older than her, and we are going in late September. We rarely camp even without kids so it’ll be out of our comfort zone.

June 6, 2016 3:28 pm

Excited about your NC specific things! We are moving to the Triangle July 28! Thanks for the ideas! Hopefully I can get together with you and Lisa, before her baby comes too! :)

June 10, 2016 8:56 am

This is a fun idea! For us and our 2 year old boy: go to an Astros game every month (started This last month), go blueberry picking at a nearby farm, road trip to OHIO from TX (nervous but really excited for this), use the neighborhood pool every week (or a friend’s pool), celebrate summer birthdays, find something new to do outside that isn’t miserable in the heat (hehe), and possible NYC weekend trip. I’ll have to think about this list a bit more.

A couple weeks ago we did a camping “trial” at my husband’s parents’ property and had a great time! We didn’t stay overnight since the sleeping situation would have been too squished so we drove back that night, but spent a fun day outside with the family. I think it’s totally doable with little ones.

July 18, 2016 1:14 pm

Emily, this is such a great list!
You may want to check out your local Congress person’s website and order your flag from them. You can arrange to have it flown over the Capital Building and it comes with a certificate. Maybe do it for your wedding anniversary, sweet little June’s Birthday or some other special date. While it may not make it for this summer, I promise it’s worth the wait. I did it in honor of my Grandpa’s Birthday (he passed a few years ago) and every time I see it I think of him and smile.
Enjoy the rest of summer, it sounds like it has been great so far :)

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