Summer Bucket List: See A Movie

Finally starting to catch up the blog now that all the kiddos are back in school! Hallelujah!

Sunday (the July 23rd), I finally had a day off after nine days straight! (I let everyone know I had worked nine days straight too. I’m sure they were sick of hearing it. LOL) It was so freaking nice!

We decided that we were going to see a movie. The kiddos were set on seeing Monsters University. And we quickly agreed. I mean, who didn’t love Monsters Inc.?

First we headed to Wal-Mart. Because nobody pays for candy at the theater! Thank goodness for Silas’ diaper bag! Lots of pockets for all that awesome candy yo! We bought milk duds, red hots, sweet tarts, a 2 lb bag of assorted Hershey’s chocolates, nerds, whoppers, you name it, we probably bought it.

We got our seats and ate all the popcorn during the previews. Typical! Which brings me to tell you how freaking excited I am to see the movie Frost! Watch the trailer, its super cute!

Silas did really well. I was afraid that we were going to be the parents everyone in the theater is bitching about because ‘they brought their freaking baby to a theater!’ He did decide to get a little chatty during the previews. He was just really learning that he had a voice and could make all these cool sounds with it, but I just popped the boob in his mouth and all was quiet again. Lol He ate, watched about five minutes worth of previews and slept until the end.

The movie was cute. The kiddos enjoyed it and we enjoyed it. And I had chocolate. So all was well in the world.

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Summer Bucket List: Start A Disney World Savings

Jonathan and I have talked about going to Disney World since last year. We had originally planned to go this year, but we added a new baby to the family! So worth not going to Disney World! We definitely want to go before the kiddos are too much older. We really want them to just enjoy it as much as possible.

We started talking about it again a couple of months back. After talking about it we decided we needed to set a date for the trip and quit just talking about it.

We’ve invited some family along to make the trip that much more fun! I think that Jonathan and I are more excited about the trip than the kiddos! I’m pretty sure I’m the only one excited about buying Mickey ears!

Our plan as of now is for a March 2014 trip.

It’s a WHOLE lotta money to be saved up, but we got this! We’ve done a lot of figuring and planning with our budget and savings.

To get the kiddos involved and more excited about it we needed a visual savings. So we had them decorate an extra wipes container. They loved it. The girls more so than Joseph, but their drawings turned out super cute!

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With all the change we had collected, and tips that I had earned, we started our Disney World savings with $233.50! Not too bad! Only $4,766.50 to go. πŸ˜›

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Summer Bucket List: Play In The Rain

We actually got some rain and we almost missed the chance to play in it because we had all justΒ  sat down for breakfast and I was being ‘that mom‘. The kiddos asked if they could go play in it, and I said “after breakfast”. Then the rain stopped! I was so angry. Then 20 minutes later it started to rain again. The kiddos almost missed it again because I told them to “get in play clothes first.” Then I was pissed at myself for that. About an hour later it rained again, and I wanted them to enjoy it while it was good. We told them to just run out there. They had lots of fun. And then Joseph and Tressa started splashing one another with mud. πŸ™‚

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Summer 2013 Bucket List

Typically, we’re pretty boring around here. We just hang out at home and break up sibling fights, clean toilets, watch Netflix and change diapers. So this Summer, we wanted to make a little more enjoyable without breaking the bank. A couple of weeks ago, Jonathan, myself and the kiddos got together and made a list of things that we would like to do this Summer that were free or cheap, with a couple splurges.

I was pretty surprised at the amount of things and the creativity of things that they came up with. We realize that all of them may not be completed, but it will be fun to do as much as possible. I *plan* to document each thing that we cross off of our list this Summer and share it with you all. So we’ll see how this goes. Here is our list.

  1. Build a sand castle.
  2. Learn to play Frisbee golf.
  3. Go out for ice cream.
  4. Draw with chalk.
  5. Read a book together.
  6. Have a picnic.
  7. Make smores.
  8. Watch the sunrise on the beach.
  9. Watch the sunset on the beach.
  10. Plant a garden.
  11. Color our hair with hair chalk.
  12. Eat at a restaurant that we have not tried.
  13. Visit the zoo.
  14. Learn some basic Spanish.
  15. Have a water balloon or water gun fight.
  16. Star gaze.
  17. Make Ziploc bag ice cream.
  18. Make tie dye shirts.
  19. Go on a photo scavenger hunt.
  20. Make an obstacle course.
  21. Paint a picture and frame it.
  22. Have a talent show.
  23. Launch a 2 liter with Mentos and other science activities.
  24. Go bowling.
  25. Blow bubbles.
  26. Watch fireworks.
  27. Make a photo booth.
  28. Learn some origami.
  29. Sumo wrestle with big shirts and pillows.
  30. Write a letter to someone special and mail it.
  31. Go cloud watching.
  32. Decorate cookies.
  33. Play tear-it-up and other minute to win it games.
  34. Go to the beach and enjoy the beauty.
  35. Go to the water park.
  36. Go rock climbing at the mall.
  37. Go bungee jumping at the mall.
  38. See a movie.
  39. Do a random act of kindness.
  40. Have a slumber party.
  41. Take family portraits.
  42. Spa day.
  43. Give tattoos with pen and marker.
  44. Do some community service.
  45. Exercise more often.
  46. A simple sewing project.
  47. Make friendship bracelets.
  48. Do a Pinterest project.
  49. Make a bird/squirrel feeder.
  50. Crochet.
  51. Play in the rain.
  52. Play ‘old’ outside games like hopscotch, freeze tag, etc.
  53. Make sock puppets and have a puppet show.
  54. Decorate picture frames.
  55. Play board games.
  56. Miniature golf.
  57. Make a collage.
  58. Start a Disney World savings.
  59. Make a shadow box.
  60. Write a story and turn it into a Mad Lib.

I’m so excited! We’ve already done a few things and I already can’t wait for the next thing! Happy Summer!

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