Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bucket Update

A few months ago, I posted a "bucket list" for our family for 2013.
  • Visit Upcountry History Museum
  • Take Bimmer to the zoo
  • Buy a kiddie pool to go swimming in the backyard
  • Family vacation to the beach  
  • Family vacation to the mountains
  • Hollywild and/or Riverbanks Zoo Xmas lights
  • Trip to Sassafras Mountain (the highest peak in SC)
  • Drive part of the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Visit the NC Arboretum
  • Make a craft project with Bimmer

    And halfway through the year, we've actually done some of them, so I thought it would be a good time for a recap!
    #1 - Upcountry History Museum
    It was a bit of a bust. They had a good exhibit about photography in Greenville, but other than that, it was not nearly as interesting as I had hoped. Next time we are thinking of a SC based museum, we'll try The State Museum in Columbia.
    #2 - Take Bimmer to the Zoo
    Bimmer has now actually been to two zoos, one in SC and one in the Midwest. Bimmer loved the big animals that she could see, especially when they were moving around. Next year, we'll get a zoo pass so we can check out all the zoos in SC.
    #3 - Buy a Kiddie Pool
    Bimmer got a kiddie pool from us for her 1st birthday. Unfortunately, late June and early July were always wet, so we haven't used it as much as I would have liked, but I'm definitely hoping to pull it out as much as possible the rest of the summer. We have such a water baby!
    #4 - Family Vacation to the Beach
    We hit the road to Hilton Head back in May and Bimmer was obsessed with the beach! She loved the sand (playing AND eating) as well as sitting in the low waves. We have another trip planned for later this year, so hopefully she will still enjoy it as much then!
    #5 - Family Vacation to the Mountains
    Back in April, we took Bimmer on her first trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was a long weekend of some tacky goodness. I think it will be awhile before we go back there, but I am definitely looking into other spots (Asheville, Boone, etc.) for possible future mountain trips!
    #6 - Make a Craft Project with Bimmer
    For Valentine's Day, I had Bimmer make footprint hearts to send to her grandparents for the holiday. She makes more projects at school, but I am hopeful with the better weather later this year to get her out on the deck to make even more projects!
    Not too shabby for half a year, right? I'm not sure we'll hit all of our goals, but I definitely think we're on track. How is your bucket list going for 2013?

    1 comment:

    The Fischer Family said...

    What a fun list! It looks like you guys have done some fun stuff and made some great memories!!