Hello Summertime – Have Happy On Hand
Summer is all about fun and we are ready! I started a new job a month ago and I am so thankful that I will still get to spend a lot of time off with Jude and Teagan. As much as they are doing the countdown to summer break, you better believe I am too! I do not see us doing a ton of traveling this summer but I do think we will be enjoying a lot of time in our backyard. No matter what you have planned this summer it is key to Have Happy On Hand! Are you ready?
Excited To Use Our Newly Updated Outdoor Space
Dreyer’s Ice Cream At Sam’s Club
Some Of Our Favorite Treats
As the kids get older and screens seem to be involved in nearly all of their activities I am finding that I want to make time every day for them to be outside. I will be the first person to admit I am not a fan of super hot weather unless I am in the pool or at the beach. That being said, one of my favorite things to do in the summer is to be outside after the sun isn’t as intense. Evenings outside before it gets dark is the best and a great time to get outside and enjoy sometime with the family.
Experiences Over Things!
I think it is also super important that I teach my kids about the importance of experiences over THINGS! Look, these kids have so many THINGS! Time to put those away and enjoy the moments. The memories over sweet treats by the fire. The memories over a game of cornhole in the backyard. Memories of just being with the people you love. Summer, we are ready for ya!
What To Add To Your Outdoor Space
- Dreyer’s Ice Cream treats from Sam’s Club
- Outdoor games
- Portable speaker for music
- Solar lights to extend your time outdoors
Ideas To Engage With Your Kids Outside
Favorite Lawn Games and Activities
- Sidewalk chalk is a must!
- Cornhole – bean bag toss.
- Volleyball net.
- Inflatable pool.
- Water balloons for those super hot evenings.
- Jump ropes, basketballs, footballs, kickballs – oh my!