Our 2017 Summer Bucket List

Our homeschool year is over!

We wrapped up our homeschool year a couple of weeks ago, and we have been busy doing NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. It has been marvelous. Overall, we had a full, busy, and wonderful year. That’s the short version — look out for my year in review soon.

As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer, we wanted to make the most of it, so I chatted with the kids and we came up with a summer bucket list.  Here it is!

We’re an ambitious bunch. Yes, we are. We will post videos of our adventures throughout the summer on our Youtube channel, so make sure to subscribe to follow our fun!

While we’re on the topic, here’s the first installment. Hope you enjoy!

P.S. I’ve created a template for you to make a summer bucket list with your kiddos, too. You can download it here!

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Skipping School! Kinda. {Vlog}

One of the perks of being a homeschooling family is that you can “skip school” and take an impromptu field trip instead. Toward the end of the school year, we tend to get a little restless and need to change things up a bit, so I decided that we’d forgo our usual lessons and head out to SeaLife Michigan Aquarium. The aquarium was having its annual homeschool week and we could visit for a discounted rate. This wasn’t our first time there, but it felt like it because the kids were so little when we left visited. Seeing their little faces light up and hearing their oohs and ahhhhs was so worth the trip.


While we were there, they not only got to see and touch some of the animals, but they saw two of the rescued turtles being fed. They really enjoyed that. We also learned how the aquarium rescues animals who were injured or otherwise in need of protection. Very interesting stuff!

I really like how everything is so kid-friendly and educational at the same time. The kids learn so much from hands-on, real-life, experiences. (Note to self: Do more of that!) The employees were all friendly and knowledgeable, especially the young lady who taught the homeschool classes we attended. As you’ll see in the video, she loves to interact with the kids, and they love it, too. All in all, we had a great time at the aquarium and we learned a lot as well. That’s a win-win in my book.



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