Monday, June 24, 2013

Outfits for the 4th

The 4th is just around the corner and it's one holiday I don't mind thematically dressing the boys. Here are a few picks for the day (quite a few are on sale), perfectly comfortable for BBQs, sparklers and enjoying the day.

This year we'll be spending the 4th celebrating my grandmother's 92nd birthday and going to the pool at my parent's house. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Summer

Lemonade must be summer's official beverage! We make lemonade almost weekly once it gets warm. The boys are expert lemon squeezers, which makes the process easier (and a lot more fun). 

Here's our recipe:
  • 6-8 Lemons, squeezed and juiced (you can strain if you'd prefer a pulp free version)
  • 2 cups sugar and 2 cups of water, brought to a boil and then left to cool to room temperature (I put it in the freezer if I'm impatient)
  • Combine the lemon juice and the sugar water (aka simple syrup) in a pitcher
  • Add water until you have the strength you prefer (this really varies for us based on how many lemons we've used or if we decrease the sugar amount)

And if it's really hot, we turn our lemonade into a slushie by throwing ice and lemonade into the blender (and if we're feeling fancy we add raspberries or strawberries). We also have a Zuko pop maker which works well for making lemonade pops.
sorry for the out of focus picture
Happy Summer!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Essentials

sunscreen, swimsuit, trunks, rashguard, shirt, shortsgirl shorts, tank ($7!), water bottle, boat tote, beach towels

Summer officially starts tomorrow! It's my absolute FAVORITE season. I love the days at the pool, meals on the patio (all of them), comfortable clothes, and daily adventures. We have a lot planned this summer; bike rides, museum visits, playgrounds, water parks, zoo trips, and just about anything else we decide to do on a whim (which honestly is the best part of summer - no schedule).