Bucket List for Baby’s First Summer

I can’t believe summer is right around the corner…it definitely seems have snuck up on me this year! Stella’s first birthday is less than six weeks away, and now that she is really starting to connect the dots and (gasp!) become more mobile, I thought it would be fun to come up with a simple and inexpensive list of things we could do together with her. I started following several Pinterest boards full of ideas, but I knew I would be setting myself up for disappointment if I tried to set the bar too high. The most important thing to me is to create some special memories together and enjoy our time as a family.

Here is my Bucket List for Baby’s First Summer!

  • Stella’s first sno-ball!  (We will try to visit as many as we can and create a special section in our Lil’ Squirts Nola Baby book!)nola baby book snoball
  • Weekly trips to the Farmer’s Market
  • Experiment with homemade pizzas on the grill
  • Take Jolie to the doggie park at Pelican Park
  • Bake treats for friends
  • Family Beach trip in June to Orange Beach, AL
  • First sandcastles and family beach photos!
  • Try one new recipe each week and introduce Stella to new foods
  • Playtime with bubbles!
  • Read to Stella as a family each night
  • Trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the Grandparents and go to the National Children’s Museum
  • Backyard swim party
  • Cuddle Buddies Music class at the St. Tammany Parenting Center
  • Family picnic at Fontainebleau State Park
  • Sunset swinging at the Mandeville Lakefront
  • Visit the Audubon Zoo!
  • Make homemade popsicles
  • Sidewalk chalk art
  • Fingerpaint gifts for the family
  • “Make groceries” at the Louisiana Children’s Museum

zoo funAnything else you’ve done in and around the city with your baby-turning-toddler over the summer in years past that you’d like to share?

Happy countdown to Summer!

2 Responses to Bucket List for Baby’s First Summer

  1. Elizabeth May 15, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    Great list Trish! I am going to have to add some of these ideas to our family’s summer bucket list!

  2. Jme B May 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Great list. You could add “first splash in a pool”, “first time her toes were in the gulf” =)

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