It’s summer! Which means time for sunshine, ice cream and swimming. Last summer we had a newborn, so we didn’t get to do too much exploring. So I’m excited to take advantage of the season this year. Here’s what I’m looking forward to most:
Extra ‘free’ time: During the summer months my moms’ group does not meet. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with other moms (without kids!). But there is something nice about changing up the routine. Plus, this free time allows for more playtime and adventures with the kiddos.
Exploring our summer home: We’re spending the summer in Charlotte, NC. So far we’ve enjoyed walking around the city, trying new restaurants and watching a ballgame. But we still have yet to explore the different neighborhoods, check out the library and museums, try the playgrounds and cool off in the splash pads!
Outdoor concerts: While we love music and enjoy concerts, they aren’t the easiest thing to do with the kids. But with summer comes outdoor concerts, which are so much easier to do as a family. The kids can play while we enjoy the music and time together. It’s a win-win.
Summer olympics: Whether winter or summer, I love watching the olympic games. This year will be the first time watching them with the kids. I’m looking forward to telling them about the different events as we watch together. And I can’t wait to hear what the almost 3 year old has to say!
Weekend away: Our schedule is a lot quieter since we’re away from home. This means it will be easier for us to take a weekend trip. We’re planning on a short road trip to visit with friends and see another part of North Carolina.
No matter where you live, there are always fun things to do in the summer. Not sure where to start? Ask friends or search online. The list doesn’t have to be extensive, but having a few new or special things to look forward to can make it even more enjoyable.
What are your plans for the summer?