I love summer. After watching Blake for the last 14 months, I am convinced he does too. When I was in elementary school I would always look forward to summer and create a top ten list of things I wanted to do before school started back. Now, I have a full-time job, I am in college, and I don’t have the summers off anymore. But, since we had Blake, some of that youthful anticipation has come back.
So, I have decided to post a top ten list. This isn’t your average David Letterman top ten list. Neither it is a top ten best things to do with your toddler. It is simply a top ten list of things that I plan to do with my family this summer. If it inspires you to do some of these things, great. If it inspires you to create your own top ten, then I have done my job.
Here they are:
10. Go Fishing
We tackled this one early. We took Blake to Papa Kelly’s private pond last weekend and he loved it. You should have seen his face when the bobber disappeared and the bass jumped around. Of course, he did have a little help from Meme pulling it in.
9. Go to a Park and Feed the Ducks
This one will be coming up pretty soon. He has already visited with Gammy.
8. Find a Pet Turtle
His first big word was turtle. He was going into the pediatrician’s office (yeah, the same one!) and said “tut tul”. My mom (Meme) didn’t know what he was saying at the time until he went in and pointed at the turtle aquarium in the waiting room and said it again. Ever since he has been fascinated with all things turtle.
7. Take Bono (The Dog) to a State Forest
We have a state forest just down the road from us and we have been meaning to do this for a long time.
6. Go to the Beach
Technically, we have already don this one too. He was just a few months old, though so he wasn’t able to enjoy it as much. The next three items are repeats of this trip, as well. However, they are definitely worth repeating.
5. Ride a Boat/Ferry
When we go to the beach it is a tradition to ride the ferry . I am sure we will do it again.
4. Visit a State Aquarium
Blake loves to watch marine animals. Now, he will be able to walk around and enjoy the hands-on exhibits.
3. Eat a Britt’s Donut
2. Make a Craft Together
I’m not sure what this is yet. I just know that it will be fun.
And the number one thing to do this summer….
1. Go Camping
Yeah, that one might be more for Mommy and Daddy to enjoy, but I think he will like it too.
What are some things you plan on doing with your family this summer? Leave a comment and inspire others!