Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hello Summer

There's something about summertime, maybe it's the extra punch of Vitamin D but I find it really hard to be anything but happy when the sun is shining. Heck, even on the rainy days I'm happy because they're so few and far between which means we can sleep in then cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie... that's what I picture anyway (you toddler moms know it's nothing but a dream).

Summer took it's slow old time arriving in Southern Alberta, but now that it's here we are making the best of it. We plan on spending all of our sunny days soaking up every last ounce of the sun's rays. For Scarlett this includes lots of water play for me it includes working on my tan tan lines and sipping on cider and sangria with friends. 

There really is nothing better than enjoying a nice cold drink with friends while sitting back and watching the kids play. Today I invited a couple of girlfriends over for the afternoon and we did just that; watching the girls play and splash in the pool in their sweet little swim suits was priceless. It's days like this that I am thankful that I work part time and that I have friends who also work shift work to share a random Wednesday afternoon with. 

Adorable, right?! 

And what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't share some of my pool day essentials/favorites?!

Pool Day Fun

Pool Day Fun by tawnyanmac featuring a pink dress

I like to put Scarlett in something easy, a little sundress with a sun hat so that I can quickly change her into a swimsuit and back into her clothes afterwards. I'm loving this ombre striped dress [on sale currently]. I also love jelly sandals, especially for the spray park because they're waterproof; These jelly's from Gap are to die for. I like to keep Scarlett in a rash guard style suit if we are going to be in the sun for the afternoon, I'm a bit obsessed with sun safety so I'm always on the hunt for cute ones, we recently bought her this suit from Carters when we were in PEI and I can not find it anywhere. So annoying.

I really need to get a good tote just for the beach/pool/spray park. Something I can keep all the essentials in. I love these totes from PBK and they're on sale right now! 

I also never leave home without Scarlett's Contigo water bottle. She loves drinking iced water but when we are in the sun I always bring along a juice box to persuade her to drink a bit more. The Kiju Organics are our favorite! 

What are some of your pool day essentials? Do you prefer heading to the pool or the beach for an afternoon in the sun? If we had a beach closer I would say beach, for now we settle on a pool :)


1 comment: