The first official day of summer is this week, but we’ve been in summer mode for nearly a month around here! Chloe’s last day of school was May 24th, so we’ve been trying to keep busy with lots of fun activities since then. Keeping a toddler busy is no small feat, so we decided to come up with a fun summer bucket list!
I feel like this summer I’m trying even harder to focus on fun activities with Chloe since her baby brother will be joining us at some point in August! My goal is to have so much fun during our last summer as a family of three. I knew it would be fun to come up with a Summer Bucket List of sorts for us to do over the next few months! All the different things that I want us to do together that I know Chloe will love.
Our Summer Bucket List
A couple of extra items on Chloe’s bucket list that are very specific to us include:
- Help throw a baby shower for her brother and momma
- Have a gymnastics birthday party
- Turn 3 years old
- Get a baby brother
- Learn how to be the best big sister
What we’ve done so far!
Here’s a peek at what we’ve done so far! I plan to update y’all every other week or so with everything that we’ve accomplished.
Ice cream, watermelon, pools and splash pads are staples during our week, so we checked those off pretty quickly!
We’re working on learning her letters and I’d love for Chloe to be able to recognize all the letters by sight by the end of summer. So far we’ve gone through A-E. We spend a couple of days on each letter talking about what starts with that letter, different activities revolving around that letter, coloring the letter, phonics, so on and so forth. It’s going really well so far and I hope it continues!
Schlitterbahn Water Park
Two weekends ago we took a weekend trip with our family to New Braunfels to play at Schlitterbahn and float the river. You can take a look at our good time here if you missed it!
Beach Day with a Toddler
We took a day trip to the beach on Friday since JP had off! It was the perfect getaway. We went to Stewart Beach in Galveston for about 4 hours. Chloe loved having lunch at the beach, jumping waves, finding seashells and of course, building sand castles! You can read all about our trip and what to do with a toddler at the beach! Until then here’s a peek at our little fish.
What’s up next on our Summer Bucket List.
We have quite a few arts and crafts items to work on which I think will be fun for this potentially rainy week we have ahead of us in Houston. We’ve had so many sunny days that most of our activities include the water lately! I’m hoping to check a few more off our list this week. Wish me luck!
Don’t forget to pin this to your Summer Pinterest board to look back on later! And follow me on Pinterest for more fun ideas for baby, toddler and elementary school kids!
Is there something big that I’m missing?
I want to make sure we get all the traditional and fun summer activities for toddlers covered! Obviously with a very pregnant momma some things like camping in the backyard are out of the question.
Please share any additional ideas that you may have for us! Bonus points if you’re in Southeast Texas and can suggest something specific that we do!