Hey! Who’s excited for summer!? We’re mentally gearing up for the change of pace that summer break brings to our homes. And we’re sure you’re probably doing the same. So we’re sharing our favorites summer things that help make our summers enjoyable. Between the 5 of us there are 17 kids! So these are tried and true 🙂

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This is a huge umbrella that blocks wind rain and the sun. It is a must have for soccer games, camping, and the lake!

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Thank heavens for this!  I love being able to look like I have some summer color without tanning!

 I have 4 fair skinned kiddos and this sunscreen spray is heaven sent. I love how quick and easy it is to apply! Time saver!

THIS LIST IS MY VERY FAVORITE ITEM OF SUMMER.  It gets my whole family and I’m excited the whole summer ad “board” is never a word that enters our vocabulary because of it.  It’s keeps us going and keeps the adventures happening.

Although this is NOT a summer item, it’s my favorite summer tradition.  There is something so magical about a movie, in your own yard, outdoors.  We also play live music and the kids and adults who feel the urge, sing.  It’s so fun and it’s my favorite tradition.

I LOVE this blanket.  I’ve taken it to the beach and on numerous park trips.  It is waterproof on the back and the top cleans up super easy.
This is a fun way to keep the kiddos entertained while they get to learn. We love these!
This doesn’t only have to be in the summertime but we like to make homemade popsicles as a yummy treat when it’s hot outside.


  1. Love your summer fun list, Kirsten. I might just have to make one of my own!!!

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