Even though I'm a full-time, off-farm working momma that still has to go to work 5 days a week despite the fact that the kids are on summer break , I've tried to craft a pretty good bucket list for our summer. This will be our last summer for many years that no one at this pigpen is in 4-H. Big Sissy will be a first year 4-H member next year and in Indiana you can be a 4-H member for 10 years. So needless to say our summers are going to get real busy after this year.
So that being said, I'm trying to squeeze in as much as my work schedule will allow as summer is about spending time with the family and letting the kids truly be kids.
Swimming lessons, vacation bible school, 4th of July with my family, the county fair, the State Fair, and soccer camp have been on our list the last couple years; although, this will be the first year Bubby can attend soccer camp. (It is just a one week program for 1 1/2 hours each night about 5 minutes from our house.)
This year we also have a pretty exciting family vacation planned; however, The Farmer and I have only told the kids that we are going on vacation. They don't know where or when, but let me just say we may or may not be visiting a mouse and his friends.
So, I'm pretty pumped about this year's bucket list which is why I was excited we started working on one of our items today. Another one of our annual summer bucket list items is our county library's summer reading program. Growing up I loved the summer reading program and I have tried to instill this love of the library and in particular the summer reading program with Big Sissy, Bubby, and Little Sissy.
Today we made the first of many trips this summer, I hope, to the library to officially sign up for the summer reading program and enjoy the library.
Big Sissy hit the computers.
Bubby loves looking for books and movies about farming, building, and trains.
Little Sissy lined up the dinosaurs.
So here's to reading this summer and enjoying our summer bucket list.
What's on your summer bucket list?