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Summer is right around the corner and we have been planning away! Top of the list; camping and catching up with friends. These two things always seem to get away from us during the school year but during summer we make a point to go big! Whoever said, “life was meant for good friends & great adventures” was right on point. What’s on your summer bucket list? Share in the comments below!
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Family Camping Trip
Every year we put this at the top of our list. We love to slip away from the craziness of the city and explore the great outdoors. Not sure what to pack? Check out how we pack for camping here.
Read a Book
Reading and kids do not go hand in hand. Each time I sit down to open a book someone is hungry, tired, bored but not this summer! I decided to have a set rest time. We will all get out a book and read or rest. I've been catching up on a favorite Carry on, Warrior: The Power of Embracing your Messy, Beautiful Life.
Catch up with Friends
We are planning BBQ's, pool parties and lots of playdates for our kids but also making sure to schedule out time for our friends, without the kids. It's so important to have the time to decompress and pause the "mom/dad" button.
Who loves to hike in the fresh air? Along with this we have decided to get a hiking backpack. Check out the one we're purchasing here. Charlotte isn’t quite ready for 1-2 mile hikes but Austin is! This way we can guarantee a great hike without stopping every few minutes!
I feel my best when I’m involved with like minded moms that also have babies or toddlers. My kids love it, I love it! There are so many wonderful group s in my area- Hike it Baby, Stroller Strides, Mommy Yoga. Check out my experience with Stroller Striders here.
Did you also start a scrapbook with kid number one but seem to forget it when number 2 came around? I started scrapbooking after I had Austin and since my time has been limited. Often times I have to remind myself that it doesn't have to be perfect or I would spend half my life trying to get the writing straight. It's best when I am organized and have things prepared. Check out these awesome art filers for the kids school work and these book sets to keep me organized.
Outdoor Movie Nights
I’ve always dreamt of having movie nights in the yard! I found an amazing Pinterest hack and have decided to do movie night with my kids once a week! Check out our favorites below.
We can’t stay away! Recently I’ve been interested in paddle boarding and have decided to take my almost 4 year old along! Life jacket is a must since he’s still learning to swim but I love to share my passion with my kids. And prove that we can all learn something new whenever we want!
There is nothing better than chilling on the beach and flying a kite! Kite flying is a big hit in out family and this year we are going to design our own. Check out this simple kit here.
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Growing up my dad used to take us fishing and I have promised to take my kids! We have already scoped out some kid friendly places that allow us the safety of shallow water but the abundance of fish. Where will your fishing trip take you this year?
See the complete printable list below and don't forget to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board!