May 28, 2012

make it monday: summer fun

We went to the beach a while back and we made a vow that we would go to the beach once a month all summer long - at least.  

So far, we have yet to return to the sand.

Millie's cousin, Izzy, and their grandparents joined us. The girls were in heaven. They are 5 months apart.

Millie LOVED the beach. Loved it. She still talks about every day.

They played in the water. Papa even boogie-boarded. I have the photos to prove it. The water was like -16 degrees.

I didn't think to bring hats for the kids, so we went shopping and searched everywhere for hats. None to be found that would fit the babies. So we got scarfs. The only scarfs we would find were camo. We're just cool like that.

Samuel tried to eat the beach. All of it.


Sam went around with his tongue sticking out, I think he was hoping to catch the sand in the air. 
He didn't want to miss a speck of sand that had the potential to go in his mouth.

Oh, sandy baby toes... I love you.
Since we decided to go every month, I wanted to write it down. Since I was already writing it down, I decided to join the summer-bucket-list-bandwagon. Only I didn't craft one out of popsicle sticks and glitter. Nope. I'll be lucky if I even print mine off and stick it on the fridge (read: we don't need magnets because our fridge is so sticky. We're hard-core toddler wranglers like that).


Summer Bucket List
  • Plant a garden
  • Portland Zoo
  • 7 Oaks Farm
  • Kid Time
  • Make and send cards
  • Picnics
  • Make cupcakes
  • CP water park
  • Jacksonville water park
  • Stewart water park
  • Paint outside
  • VBS
  • Pick flowers
  • Wildlife Safari Park
  • Grower's Market
  • Paint rocks
  • Visit the Humane Society
  • Make a wind chime
  • Have a yard sale
  • Fly kites
  • Pick berries
  • Watch fireworks
  • Go to the wave pool
  • Make giant bubbles
  • Go to the beach
  • Hunt for heart-shaped rocks
  • Oregon Caves


  • Eat sno-cones 
  • Wash the car
  • Wash the Bikes
  • Make a fort
  • Camp in the front room
  • Get ice cream from an ice cream truck
  • Get lemonade from a stand
  • Hike up Table Rock
  • Explore the railroad park
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Make our own fruit leather
  • Have rootbeer floats
  • Play frisbee
  • Go to story time at the library
  • Visit a fire station
  • Hike up Multnomah Falls
  • See a parade
  • Play at OMSI
  • Make Jello
  • Make individual pizzas
  • Feed ducks
  • Visit a retirement home
  • Go camping
  • Roast marshmallows
  • Ride the bus around town
  • Go to the fair
  • Make and take cookies to the neighbors
  • Ride in an airplane
  • Watermelon feed
  • Make cinnamon rolls
  • Get our faces painted
  • Set up a pretend restaurant 
  • Paint with pudding
  • Make a pinata - have a party!
  • Make applesause
  • Ride in a boat
  • Go to an air show with papa
  • Run through a sprinkler
  • Science Works
  • Eat something we grew
  • Make homemade granola 
  • Swim outside
  • Make play dough
  • Make homemade ice cream

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