You can see my entire summer fun list here.
Make popcicles– we used our awesome Zoku popcicle maker for the first time during potty training weekend.
Go to a Royals game– we went for free thanks to tickets from Tyler’s work. Gretchen’s favorite part was watching them warm up, she still talks about it!
Weekly visits to Deanna Rose Farmstead– we often went as a family during the evening hours on Tues/Thurs but also each took her on our own at various points. We had so much fun there this summer! We haven’t missed a week since they opened in April! Gretchen loves visiting her favorite goat, Benjamin. Most memorable trip was when Tyler got attacked by a rooster.
Berry picking– we picked Strawberries at Wohletz U-Pick in Lawrence and blueberries at The Berry Patch in Cleveland, MO.
Feed the ducks: another fun activity at Deanna Rose. When Gretchen’s 5 cousins were in town we took them there one night and the kids enjoyed feeding the ducks together.
Have a picnic in a park/go to an outdoor concert: two birds with one stone! We had a fabulous picnic while listening to a blues band at one of the Overland Park Sunday evening concerts. Joined by two of my favorite Oklahomans :)
Visit a new pool: we went to Splash Cove several times this summer, Gretchen loved the water slides and the little wave pool.
Visit Beanstalk Children’s Garden: This was a HOT summer day and my kid was a crankypants. Nonetheless, it was a fun outing with one of our mom’s groups. Gretchen ate a ton of cherry tomatoes right off the plant. Want to visit again next year before it gets crazy hot!
Visit Storyland at Crown Center: We made it out twice this summer, once right after it opened and again right before it closed. This was a fun exhibit, can’t wait for the next free exhibit in the winter!
Visit a farm: I organized a tour of Shatto Dairy Farm back in June. It was a bit of a hot mess between collecting money from over 50 other families and then a torrential horrible downpour during the 90 minute drive to the farm. Wish we could have a do-over! Gretchen loved sampling all the different flavors of milk but her favorite part was probably the barn kittens.
3 year photos: My friend Brooke German took Gretchen’s 3 year photos and they turned out great! Can’t wait to get family photos done with her this fall!
Wash a car: this was a fun activity on a hot summer night. She loved soaping up the car and quickly moved on to helping us wash our real car!
Ride an outdoor carousel: she got to do this a few times this summer. At the Omaha Zoo, the K, and the KC Zoo.
Go to a zoo: Memorial Day weekend we took a trip to Omaha and visited their amazing zoo.
Visit a museum: Also stopped at the Omaha Children’s Museum on our trip.
Other things I don’t have pictures of:
visit the farmers market
do a fun summer craft
Frozen on Ice
ice cream truck- Dude. I don’t know what it is about our cul de sac but the ice cream truck never came by :( We would hear him in the nearby neighborhoods but he passed us over. Maybe next summer!