One of my favorite things about summer with little children is the simplicity. It’s lazy, it’s relaxed, and it’s simple. I love having two little boys who are rowdy and very easy to entertain. They don’t necessarily like “quiet” fun, but they don’t need toys to have fun either. They just need an open area to run and they’re good to go!
One of our favorite ways to have a blast together in the warm weather is to set up the sprinkler in the yard, put the boys in their swimsuits (or even just a diaper), and let them run around the yard. We inflate our big kiddie pool (that is also big enough for adults and a large Golden Retriever) and get just a little bit of relief from the heat. We could spend the whole day outside playing in the water. It’s a safe activity, we can all enjoy it together, and it’s free!
Hudson in the summer of 2010 playing in the sprinkler
We’re big into doing low-key things together that allow everyone to just be happy and relaxed. There’s no pressure to be quiet and we can laugh as loud as we want to.
After we run through the sprinklers and splash in the pool, everyone needs a little summer treat. I was so excited to find out about Breyers Blasts!® Chocolate REESE’S®. This new variety features chunks of REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup pieces and REESE’S Peanut Butter swirled in chocolate frozen dairy dessert.
REESE’S are my absolute favorite candy, so to have actual REESE’S cups mixed in with my favorite chocolate is just the perfect summer dessert. And my boys love it, too! There is so much flavor packed into each bite. The chocolate is rich and smooth and the bites of REESE’S cups are just perfect for this peanut butter-loving mama. Hudson and Hayes absolutely couldn’t get enough of this. Dessert is a special treat in our house, but it’s summertime, so everyone gets to indulge!
For Hudson’s third birthday, I was super excited to see Breyers Blasts!® OREO® Birthday Blast! This new variety features OREO cookie pieces and rainbow sprinkles in artificially flavored cake-flavored frozen dairy dessert. Oh my goodness. I love cake-flavored treats! And this flavor is really perfect. It tastes like your ultimate birthday cake.
The rainbow sprinkles were definitely Hudson’s favorite part. Little kids just love sprinkles on anything. And the huge OREO flavor combined with the birthday cake and sprinkles was really just perfect. Who needs a birthday cake when this stuff is available? We celebrated Hudson’s birthday as a family at the beach. I was a blast!
I’m excited about having a summer full of simple fun: ice cream on the back porch and kids in swimsuits. It’s our favorite way to have a blast together as a family.
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