It’s officially winter! Can you believe its that time of year again? I know I say this all the time, but man, time flies and its so much more apparent when you have kids. I feel like if I blink I might miss something and its been my mission as their mom to make their childhood THE BEST EVER! To make sure we try and capture everything we want to do this winter, I’ve created a Winter bucket list.
Winter time in our family is a time for cuddling up indoors, cooking comfort meals, baking, watching movies and reading lots of books. But I also love to get outdoors and breath in the cold, fresh air. It feeds my soul and makes me feel rejuvenated when I get outside, even for a short time. Anytime I’m feeling a little down, doing something outdoors usually pics me right up! Sometimes, even a quick Starbucks run brings me joy.
On that note, I’ve come up with a Winter Bucket List to do as a family that includes both indoor and outdoor activities. I’ve spent most of last week inside the house, catching up on chores and getting ready for the holidays and I’m experiencing a little cabin fever. Anyone else get like that? I’m ready to do something outdoorsy this week. We’ll be heading to the Christmas In The Park event in downtown San Jose as well as taking Santa pictures at the Stanford shopping center. Two items checked off our bucket list!
Oh and we already did #1 on our list last week which was visit a Christmas tree farm (even though we’ve had a fake tree up at the house since last month!)
Good thing winter is from December 21-March 19 so there is plenty of time for winter activities. But of course we are starting early.
Winter Bucket List:
- Visit a Christmas tree farm
- Go where there is snow (Lake Tahoe, perhaps?!)
- Go ice skating
- Go sledding
- Drive around and look at lights
- Make a gingerbread house
- Bake Christmas cookies
- Send out Christmas cards
- Donate clothes and toys
- Take a staycation
- Get matching pjs
- Take pictures in matching pjs
- Ride the Polar Express Train Ride in Santa Cruz
- Attend Christmas in the park in DT San Jose
- Go to the Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park
- Decorate the tree
- Stuff the stockings
- Christmas Photo Shoot
- Donate food to the homeless
- Listen to carolers
- Write and mail letter to Santa
- Take photos with Santa
- Plan a Spring vacation
- Have a game night at home
- Try a new soup recipe
- Drink hot cocoa
- Watch Christmas movies
- Have a pajama day
- Bundle up and take a family hike
- See the Christmas tree at Union Square in San Francisco
What are your favorite activities to do in the winter? Leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!