It’s summer, which means I spend my days trying to walk the delicate balance between keeping my cool inside in the AC and encouraging my girls to seize the day and enjoy the great outdoors. I don’t know about you but I overheat pretty easily. Luckily, so does my oldest; she’s usually the one to tell me she’s hot and it’s time to go inside (score!). Thankfully, I’ve discovered the fun #PerrierFlavors to help keep me cool and refreshed this summer. I know some moms feel like they need to constantly entertain their kids or keep them on-the-go all summer but not this mom. Here are some ways we enjoy summer without leaving home.
Our backyard isn’t the nicest, fanciest place ever but we have a screened trampoline that my husband scored at an amazing price for Christmas last year, a play house we bought pre-loved from a Facebook yard sale group, a pink picnic table my husband built for our girls, swings, and a mini-slide. My backyard gets a lot of shade in the mornings so it’s a fun place for the girls to hang out while I sip on my beverage of choice.
Although the backyard is full of fun, my girls spend most of their time playing in the driveway and front yard. We have two rocking chairs on my front porch and they like to sit, rock, and watch the cars drive by. When they’re not rocking, I usually sit, enjoy a treat, and watch them play. The best part about our rocking chairs is that they’re under a shaded porch and my husband just installed a ceiling fan out there! He’s so handy.
Before it gets too hot, we like to load up in our double stroller and talk a stroll around the neighborhood. Our subdivision isn’t huge, so we can cover the whole place and be back in about 15 minutes. They like the ride and I like that it gives me much-needed exercise. Admittedly, this isn’t something we do nearly as often as we should (since it gets so hot in Georgia), but it’s always a fun time!
A couple years ago I scored a water table for $12 at the end of the season and it was the best purchase ever. My kids love it. We also set up my girls’ kiddie pools and set up their mini slide to go in it. My girls are water babies all the way. I usually hang out in the shade to watch, while cooling off with a refreshing beverage.
Speaking of refreshing beverages, did you know that Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water comes in a lot of fun new flavors? Growing up, I remember my dad drinking the lemon flavor all the time. I can’t remember a time when we didn’t have any at home; he loved it. Not really loving lemon flavored drinks (except lemonade from time to time), I never really gave it a try. Now that there are fun flavors like Watermelon and Strawberry, though, I decided to give it a whirl! I love that it’s sugar and calorie-free! Check out all of the #PerrierFlavors!
How are you spending your summer? Tell me in the comments below!