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Our Summer Bucket List – How are we doing?

Oh no, it’s mid-July already!  We’re working on our Bucket List in between work, lessons and life in general.  Check out status below.

Our list includes:

  • Take the Port of Houston Tour (Free)
    • Free tours are available every day but Monday. Check the schedule HERE.   That said, it seems that all tours are full until October.  We’ve reserved tickets in October but will try to call in case there is a last minute opening.
  • Visit the Houston Fire Museum 10 times (Adults: $5.00, Seniors: $4.00, Children: $3.00, Infants under 2 are free, Free for members)
    • 3 down, 7 to go. We love this air conditioned playground.
  • Visit the Houston Zoo (Free first Tuesday afternoon of the month)
    • DONE!  But we do need to visit the new splash pad!
  • Visit the Children’s Museum of Houston (Free Thursday Evenings)
    • The Children’s Museum makes me tired. It is a fantastic museum, but it is SO BUSY. I do plan to go for the kids, but give me a few more weeks to build up my strength.
  • Complete the Houston Public Library Reading Program (Free)
    • We’re working on this!  Once we get 30 books, we get:  One voucher for a free ticket to a Houston Astros game (children K-12); one free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult Houston Rocket’s ticket; entered into a Grand Prize drawing for an iPod Touch (Ages 13+), a Nintendo 3DS, or a LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet. Check HERE for details.
  • Read All the Books on the HISD “Name that Book” list (Free)
    • We are doing this with the rest of Houston.  For the books we did not reserve early in the summer, we are on a long library wait list.  We might be buying some used just to get them read.
  • Teach Brooke to Swim
    • We’re working on it. I’ll post a video when we’re swimming!

If you are making your own bucket list, be sure to check out the FREE Admission days at the Houston Museums HERE. To see the big list of free things to do in Houston, go HERE.

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  1. Natalie kue
    July 23, 2012 at 1:27 am — Reply

    You impress and inspire me! I have a 4 month old and a 19 month old and it takes all I have to go out of the house! Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Just moved here from Dallas and this helps out a ton! We are totally gonna hit up the fire museum this week!

    • July 23, 2012 at 10:16 am — Reply

      Thanks for your kind comment! You are certainly busy with two little ones!

      There are times when we decide to stay home rather than go out and explore… but then I find that my 5 and 3 year old make huge toy mess and the baby just wants to be held for hours. When we are out, my big kids have a great time and baby James is content to take in everything. Of course, our adventures don’t always go perfectly and we’ve gone through many emergency outfits and I’ve made a few (or a million) bribes.

      Thanks again for your comment. You’ve motivated me to post my long list of things we’ve done but haven’t had time to put on the website!

      I’ll be looking for a 4 month old and 19 month old at the fire museum. 🙂

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