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Monday, June 25, 2012

Splish Splash Blog Bash: Summer Faves Monday!

Wahoo, it's Summertime!!

  Our countdown is over and we're packing in the fun {along with some lazy pj days here too}!  Summer is absolutely my favorite time of year.  With a summer birthday and having grown up in San Diego, summer is just packed full of fun from beginning to end.  And I'm thrilled to be part of the Splish Splash Blog Bash this week with Kelsey and all of these fun bloggers!  

Here are some of my summer favorites...  
I'd love to hear some of your Summer Favorites too :)

Summer Drink:  Well, I'd love to say something really exciting here... it used to be Starbucks Frappuccinos or Dr. Pepper, but with a six week old little baby and wanting to look at least semi-decent this summer, my drink of choice this summer is WATER and a whole lot of it.  I know, no fun right?  
Summer Vacation:  Oh, how I miss my favorite summer vacation!  Every 4th of July we used to fly back east to Rehoboth, DE for our annual family get together with my husband's family.  My in-laws have a gorgeous beach house just steps from the sand.  But can you imagine flying cross country with FOUR little kids and all of their strollers, car seats, and such?  Me neither!!  As much as I miss our annual Rehoboth days and our annual flag cake we would decorate with all of the kids, road trips closer to home are much more our style these days.  Plus we live in San Diego and have a pool in our backyard, so "staycations" are a pretty popular theme around here these days! 
Summer color:  My favorite color year-round is yellow.  I just love that in Summer my favorite color is "in season."  I'd use yellow to decorate for Christmas if I could pull it off :)  I'm also loving this soft, blueish-green sea foam, turquoise color that I used on this Upcycled Summer Sign I made a couple of weeks ago.

Summer activity:  My favorite thing to do in the summer {and pretty much all year} is to find fun things to do with our boys that make lasting impressions and fun memories.  This year I'm planning a special surprise for them:  Christmas in July!  One out of the blue morning, they'll wake up to a whole day of Christmas in July fun... carols playing in the kitchen, a few decorations set up {mostly the ones that missed getting into the storage tubs from this past Christmas and that I randomly find here and there!} and a special visit from their favorite North Pole friend, Elfie.
Summer Snack:  Ohhh, I'm a snacker and I love it all!  Slurpees, snow cones, ice cream, anything with lemon... but just like my lame-o "water is my favorite drink" answer, my favorite snack this summer is anything healthy and low-carb.  Blah!  I'm not completely lame though.  When I get out the ice cream for my boys, I indulge in one spoonful.  Okay, that is completely lame.
Summer movie:  I don't know if I have one favorite summer movie.  But I do love, love, love our Friday Night Family Movie Night.  And the best part about summer is that we can do it any night!  Tonight we grabbed a Red Box movie on the way home from the zoo and watched The Adventures of Tin Tin.  The boys stayed up way past their bedtime and we loved it!
Summer game:  Water balloons!!!  I surprised my little guys with an ice chest full of them one afternoon last week and it was seriously the most fun thing to watch them squeal with excitement.

Summer song:  I'm a country girl so I loooooove turning up Kenny Chesney's "Summertime" and singing along nice and loud {and terribly off tune}.  Pretty much anything I can turn up and have my boys sing along with is my favorite though.
Summer fruit:  Strawberries, hands down!  I'd eat them all day, every day if I could. What about you?
Summer flip flops:  Oh, flip flops are a year-round, every day part of my attire here!  I have about a million pairs, but I also have an adorable 19 month old sweetheart who loves to put on a single shoe and walk around proudly before leaving it for a game of hide and seek to find it.  So I pretty much wear whichever flip flops I can find both matching.
Soooo, what's your favorite Summertime stuff?  I'd love to hear all about it :)  And make sure to visit some of the other awesome bloggers in Kelsey's Splish Splash Blog Bash to find out all about their summer favorites too!  Thanks for hosting, Kelsey!! xoxo


Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

Love all your faves girl! I'm a strawberry addict too- they're my absolute favorite thing to eat in the summer! Though I have to share mine with little man who might love them more than me. Christmas in July sounds like so much fun- your kids are going to have a blast!!!!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Flip the Flops right? Do we even own Tennis Shoes? Not many!!! haha! Loved your photos of your boys in the water balloon fight- such Studs!!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Yay! I love your summer faves! Strawberries and flip flops, yes please! We totally do Friday night movie nights around here too! xoxo AND I love the idea of Christmas in July! Can't wait to read what you do with it! I'm sure it will be amazing. Lucky kiddos! :) Woot! Woot! for SUMMER!!! :)

Jen said...

How fun! I need to go check out Kelsey's post. Oh and I would LOVE to see you decorate with yellow this Christmas - I think if anyone can pull it off, you can!!

Natalie Dixon said...

Okay, seriously I'm totally jealous that you can eat one spoonful of ice cream and stop. Low carb and healthy??? Ahh, help me be more like you!! Oh, and you're also just about the cutest mom ever! Love the way you love our boys!


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