June 20, 2016

Summer Bucket List 2016

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It’s Summer Bucket List TIME!! Here’s what we plotted out on our bucket list last year. Remember that?

This year I had Cooper sit down and write his own bucket list with me. We talked about the summer, about our intentions, and what we wanted to do. Hopefully we can get it all done this summer and add a few more things along the way. I always love going back and seeing what we did together as a family during the summer.


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  1. Beach adventures
  2. Outdoor movie nights
  3. Read 2 Books (I’m open to suggestions!)
  4. Trip to Tahoe
  5. Make recipes with Cooper (excited because he actually wants to!!)
  6. Make stop motion videos (with Cooper)
  7. Go through Cooper’s closet (I need to purge!)
  8. Cuddle cats (Ella’s sister will be coming home with us soon-squee!)
  9. Weekly library visits (especially the Mill Valley library)
  10. Last minute road trip (Oregon? Santa Cruz? Idaho? Who knows….)
  11. Art class with Cooper (we’re planning on taking something on Creativebug together)
  12. SFMOMA visit
  13. Create laundry room shelves
  14. BBQs at our house
  15. Baseball game (go Red Sox!)


Now let’s take a look at Cooper’s:

Summer Bucket List 2016 on Shutterbean.com

  1. Read (love that it’s #1)
  2. Make stop motion videos (he’s really into making them with his legos on our iPad)
  3. Have a lot of playdates
  4. Go to the Beach (yes!)
  5. Baseball camp
  6. Make recipes (he spelled it resipes- SO CUTE)
  7. Make home made ice cream
  8. Go to Scandia
  9. Play golf in a golf cart (hehe)
  10. Go to Circus Circus in Tahoe (it’s in Reno, boo)
  11. Go to Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s game
  12. Go to Discovery Museum
  13. Go to Benny Hannah (Benihana) (I love when kids misspell things)
  14. Go to Hooters (he spelled it Hotters and OMG Casey took him and he LOVES their hot wings! HA!)

Hope this inspires you to write down your own list of what you plan to do this summer!

  • Vivian | stayaliveandcooking

    You’ve inspired me, I’ve got to make a list like that! Can’t wait to tick the boxes off!

  • Lori

    Cooper’s list is super cute! I love all the misspelled words 🙂 I hope y’all get to do everything on your lists!

  • Amber | Loves Food, Loves to Eat

    hotters!!!! ahahahahaha ‘hotters’ is the best mis-spelling on this list. so funny and cute!

  • Gaby Dalkin

    Love this!! Cuddle cats is a very important part of the summer list 🙂

  • Paula

    Book recommendations based what I have recently read:

    The Forgetting Time – Sharon Guskin
    Me Before You – Jojo Moyes (read before you see the movie)
    The Weekenders – Mary Kay Andrews

    Also check out modernmrsdarcy.com as she has some great recommendations for summer reading and I like pretty much anything she picks.

    Happy Reading!

    • Tracy

      Thanks for the recommendations! I forgot that I downloading Me Before You on my kindles AGES ago. Perhaps that’s what I’ll pick up next!

  • Kari

    I love the No Bummer Summer list that comes out every year. I always try to follow it!

  • Trina

    What a fun list! It’s actually really similar to mine! Library visits, cuddling cats, reading, the beach… And I’m heading to Tahoe in just two weeks! Isn’t it so beautiful up there in the summer? 🙂

    • Tracy

      Tahoe in the summer is my absolute FAVORITE! I don’t remember the last time I was up there during the winter…..

  • Krysten (@themomnoms)

    I love Cooper’s list! I can’t wait until my kid is old enough to do things like this!
    Oh, you’re going to LOVE SFMoMa! We went on a preview day and I swear I could have just stayed in there for another week. They give you pamphlets for kids too, to know which exhibits are kid friendly!
    I hope you enjoy! We will probably be going back very very soon!

    • Tracy

      Oh rad! That’s good to know. I really want to take him but I’m curious to see how long he’ll last!

  • Denise

    Oh, I love these lists so much. When I was a nanny I LOVED when MEM and I would sit down and make our summer bucket lists – was always fun to see what new adventures we all wanted to do, and what old favorites made their way back on the new lists. It has been about 8 years since I did that job, but I still am very close with all of them. I received an email from M who is now 15 and he asked if we could have summer fun this year – melted my heart that they still love doing it even though they are getting older. I hope Cooper always treasures these summer bucket lists!!

    • Tracy

      That is ridiculously sweet. I can imagine that if I was a child I would be so enamored by you and Lenny. You two are the best!

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  • Stephanie

    thanks for this, Tracy! I was inspired to make my own and grabbed one item from both of your & Cooper’s lists: SFMOMA & make homemade ice cream! Hooray for Summer 2016!

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