Ace | life | Summer | to-do list

Summer Bucket List

By on June 12, 2013

I am all about a fun Summer Bucket List. This year I am so excited for summer because some of my Mommy friends are off for the summer since they work at schools so we have decided to do a bunch of fun stuff together with the kids.

It is fun having a toddler and being able to relive your childhood with them. Here are some of the fun things we have planned to do this summer!

Summer Bucket List

  • Swim Lessons
  • Go to the Seaquarium 
  • Go to the Zoo
  • Young at Art Museum Play Dates
  • Museum of Discovery & Science Play Dates
  • Lion Country Safari
  • Gymnastic Classes
  • Trip to Michigan
  • Trip to Ft. Myers 
  • Ace’s 2nd Birthday Party in Michigan!
  • Ace’s 2nd Birthday Party in Florida!
  • 4th of July Family Fun
  • Bubbles Overload
  • Bowling Play Dates
  • $1 Summer Movies
  • Sidewalk Painting
  • Splash Pad Play Dates
  • Water Fun
  • Ice Cream Dates
  • Beach Days
  • Teach Ace to ride his tricycle
  • Make play dough
  • Bake Cookies
  • Make our own ice cream
  • Backyard car wash (let Ace wash his car and bike)
  • Bar- B- Q’s with Family and Friends


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Updated To-Do List

By on June 21, 2012
I made a more organized to do list for Ace’s birthday weekend. I got a few things done which feels great. My sister, our friend and I are going to work on invitations tonight so I am hoping to be able to have that done and mailed out by Monday at the latest. I can’t believe his birthday is coming up so quickly. It is going to be a great weekend I just know it. We have family coming in from Michigan and Tennessee (Branden’s parents and siblings) and friends from out of town as well. I feel so fortunate to have so many people in our lives that love our son so much. It has been one exciting year and we have so much to celebrate. It won’t only be his birthday weekend but he will also be baptized. It is going to be simple and done by my cousin and we are hoping to do it at the beach to make it special. Less then a month to go! 
Ace’s Birthday and Baptism To-Do List
  • Pictures
    • Smash Cake
    • One Year Old
    • Baptism Outfit
  • Order Cakes
    • Smash Cake
    • Cupcakes
  • Order Party Supplies from Oriental Trading
  • Make Smash Cake Album for Party
  • Organize Party Supplies that we have
  • Make Invitations
  • Mail Out Invitations
  • Make and Finish Ace’s Wish list
  • Order Ace’s Birthday Outfit
  • Hire Lifeguard
  • Make Birthday Wreath
  • Finalize Food with Mom and Celeste
  • Get Final Headcount
  • Make Goody bags
  • Organize Prizes and Games
  • Set up Baby Changing Station
  • Make reservations for Baptism dinner with family
  • Set up and Enjoy the day!
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First birthday to do list

By on June 6, 2012
Ace in his outfit for his baptism! More on this later.

Ace’s first birthday is coming up fast! We have so many things to get done before then. The same weekend of his birthday we are also having him baptized and have family coming into town so we will be quite busy. I am trying to get everything organized so I can get it all done.

First Birthday To-Do List
1. Take Pictures

  • Smash Cake
  • First Birthday Photos
  • Baptism outfit

2. Order cakes

  • Cupcakes
  • Ace’s Smash Cake

3. Order party games, party supplies, ect. from Oriental Trading.
4. Go through all party items already bought and organize everything.
5. Make invites.
6. Send out invites.
7. Finish Ace’s birthday wish list.
8. Order Ace’s birthday outfit.
9. Hire lifeguard for pool.
10. Make goody bags.
11. Finalized party platters.
12. Make Birthday wreath
13. Prepare a diaper changing area.
14. Put together goodie bags.
15. Organize game stations.
16. Organize prizes for games.

This is what I have in mind so far. I will probably add to the list as I think of more things. I also am thinking about this for a party timeline to keep things moving. I am not 100% sure the party will be at 2 or at 1:30. Still trying to figure that part out. I am thinking 2 might be better since that might be towards the end of nap times.

Birthday Party Timeline: 2pm to 4:30pm
2-2:30: Guests arrive, snacks, mingle free play
2:30-3: CAKE
3-4: Carnival Games, pool for big kids
4-4:30: Opening presents.

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Summer To-Do List

By on June 5, 2012
Now that Ace is getting more active and able to really enjoy more I wanted to put together a fun Summer to-do list. I love the idea of making Summer all about fun, relaxation and enjoying the simple things. Here is what we have come up with so far.
Summer To-Do List
1. Go to the Zoo.
2. Go to the Beach.

3. Get a popsicle from the ice cream truck.

4. Play in the sprinklers.
5. Finger painting.
6. Swim lessons.
7. Visit the Young at Art Museum.
8. Visit the Museum of Discovery and Science.
9. See a fun play/ show.
10. Watch fireworks.

11. Go swimming…a lot.

12. Have a picnic.
13. Make play dough.
14. Car washing fun (once Ace can walk).
15. Make a fort in the living room on a rainy day.
16. Go to the Library.
17. Take Ace to his first movie.

18. Go to the splash pad.

19. Blow bubbles.

20. Breakfast for dinner.
21. Bake cookies.
22. Go to a Marlin’s game.
23. Go to Story time.
24. Feed the ducks.
25. Eat lots of Watermelon.
26. Go mini-golfing.
27.Go to Lion Country Safari
28. Go to Sea Aquarium
29. Go Bowling
30. Go to the Keys House31. Go to Jaxson’s for Ice Cream
32. Bar-B-Q with friendsAnd don’t forget to enter my first GIVEAWAY! You can enter daily by tweeting about it and pinning the giveaway. Check it out HERE!
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