Maggie’s First Bike Ride

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Maggie went on her first real bike ride today. My mom recently found her this adorable pink bike with the Eiffel Tower on the seat and a matching pink helmet at a yard sale, and she was very excited, (mostly because the bike has a bell). Maggie was riding a Radio Flyer Ziggle on our previous outings, so this was her first time on a bike with training wheels. She got the hang of it in no time, and went speeding ahead of me to catch up with her big sister. I’m looking forward to many more bike rides this fall.

Children’s Museum

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Our annual family museum passes are expiring at the end of this month, so we snuck in one last trip to the Glazer Children’s Museum today. It was the perfect balance of air conditioned fun inside, and fun in the sun & water outside the museum. We drank fancy sodas in glass bottles, and enjoyed being amongst the tall buildings and big city bustle. We have less than three weeks left before school starts, and we have a few more family adventures planned.

Summer Essentials for kids

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Here are a few things we can’t live without during these hot Florida summer months.

My kids love popsicles, and want to eat them every day when the weather is hot. Having a Zoku allows us to make healthy popsicles like lemonade and sliced strawberries. Yum. 

The girls live in their Crocs this time of year. They wear them to the beach, swim practice, the park, and every other place we go.

I have found that the Burt’s Bees insect repellant works great. We leave it in the back yard and spritz some on in the evening when the bugs come out. Bonus, it smells great!

I don’t know about your kids, but mine HATE sunscreen. Thank goodness for waterproof spray on sunscreen, so I can get the job done quickly and effectively. 

I always keep some spray in conditioner in our beach bag and near the pool. It is a must for keeping the girls hair manageable this time of year.

Sunglasses to protect the kids eyes when they are outside is very important. I am partial to the retro oversized sunglasses, like this pair.

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite (and have a picnic, too!)

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If you have grown tired of my beach photos, I do apologize. It’s what we’ve been doing lately! I picked up some kites from the dollar store, and the girls had a blast flying them at the beach today. We had a picnic with my husband’s family, and we all had the best time! (a highlight was feeding our leftover lunch to the seagulls)

We will be taking a little staycation in Orlando in a few weeks, at a super fun resort, so check back, soon!

Summer, We Love You.

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We kicked the official start of summer of right with a family bbq, and a trip to the beach. We have spent endless hours in our pool and at the beach, which is the only way to beat the heat here in sunny Florida. Now that Amelia and Maggie are a bit older, (4 & 7),  and they are both strong swimmers, I find these activities to be much more enjoyable.

I hope there is a sandy beach, or a crystal clear pool in your near future. Happy summer!

Kidecals

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We often give eggs from our backyard chickens to friends and family. We use recycled egg cartons that people save for us from their store bought eggs, and reuse them to bring our eggs to others. My Papaw was the one who inspired us to get our hens, and I knew I wanted a label that read Papaw Farms to put on our egg containers in honor of him. I am so happy with the way these Kidecals labels turned out. The labels are very high quality, and are perfect for this purpose.

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Another product from Kidecals that I knew I wanted were their chalkboard labels. My kiddos are collectors, and I often save our spaghetti and olive jars for them to stash away their treasures in. Now, we can label them, too! These labels would also be perfect on homemade salsa or jam.

Head on over to Kidecals and check out all of their great labels. I will definitely be ordering some more labels for Amelia’s school supplies when she is ready to go back to school. Kidecal is offering my readers 15% off any order with the discount code fashion. 

*this is a sponsored post, I was compensated to write this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.