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Last summer Kaitlyn was so young that our activities were pretty limited (heat! 3 hour routine cycle! no sunscreen!). We rolled with it pretty well and made it a good summer, but now that we are fully immersed in this year’s summer, I’m noticing how much more we are able to do.
Though we are far from what I’d call easy-breezy, we at least are actually able to go on small adventures. We are fortunate to have a lot to explore in our own backyard, so our go-to adventure has just been to head out on the lake and see what happens. After we drench the girls in sunscreen, pack up waters, snacks and toys, we head on out, never being quite sure what we will run across.
Quite often we just fill the time cruising and waving at boats, sipping and snacking.
Snacks are essential to making it an enjoyable experience for all, so I always pack my bag full of crackers, applesauce pouches and, my favorite, Blue Diamond almonds of course.
Sticking with the simple roasted salted means it’s a crowd pleaser (Hailey devours these too). I switch between the bold options (I’m looking at you Habanero BBQ) and my favorite on the other end of the spectrum, the lightly salted.
After all, with the heat a humidity, I certainly could do with a little less salt plumping up my fingers and need a snack that satiates my hunger, which almonds always do. And anything you can quickly grab is a good option because kids on boats don’t sit still. Not for a second.
Toys end up tossed around the boat, snacks get thrown around (Koda doesn’t mind) and sometimes items get propelled overboard, which leads to a fun game of stop and retrieve.
Last Saturday we even made the bold move of taking our little entourage out to dinner by boat.
Restaurants love us.
But between the mess and the rowdiness, that’s where the memories are being made.
With each year that passes, the adventures are able to get more grand and that is really exciting. I’m hoping we have some doozies still ahead of us, but for this summer, while my babies are still babies, I am soaking up the sun and water for all they’re worth.
How are you adventuring this summer?
What adventure do you really hope to make happen one day?