summer bucket list

Saturday, April 29, 2017

With warmer months (and a couple of highly anticipated vacations) around the corner, we are prepping for the sunnier days ahead by stocking up on swimsuits, sunnies, hats and of course, plenty of sunscreen. I don't ever want our fun in the sun to be limited by worries of sunburn, so we rely on Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 50 because it is formulated with oat to help lock in moisture and soothe babies' delicate skin, while zinc oxide provides broad spectrum coverage to protect their sweet skin from the sun. Not to mention it is also hypoallergenic, tear-free, non-greasy and proven to be as gentle as water. And most importantly, the kids love it! You can find it at WalMart.

We keep a beach bag hanging by our door in the summer months, ready to quickly head outside at any time. It's stocked with all of the essentials and even though we've dubbed it a "beach bag", it's really for any outdoor activities. We can head out the door to go for a walk, to run through the sprinkler or to chase down the ice cream truck and know that we have everything we need at our fingertips, especially safe and effective protection from the sun.

I'm so excited for sunny summer that I've already started a bucket list for how we would like to spend our summer days this year. It's filled with things like...

sipping lemonade on the front porch swing. walking to the park over and over. walking to the milk house for blue moon ice cream. dining al fresco under string lights on the back patio. watching fireworks on the fourth of july from the nearby country club. lounging in our backyard kiddie pool. watching the kids go crazy with sidewalk chalk. slipping away for a week-long vacation at a lake house. showing the kids how to fish. tons and tons of outside, drippy popsicles. working on our garden and landscaping our new home. visiting the zoo. water balloon fights. tent camping. plenty of backyard picnics. going to baseball games. weekly visits to farmer's market. set up a projector to watch movies in the backyard. catch fireflies. go to the drive-in movies. have plenty of s'mores. gaze at the stars. go hiking. backyard bonfires. and barbecues. go kayaking. go to the county fair. visit the splash pad. and the city pool. go strawberry picking. fly a kite..

We are going to need a lot of sunscreen this summer!

Disclosure: I partnered with Aveeno on this post. All opinions are 100% my own.