Backyard Summer Fun

Our favorite thing about summer is low maintenance fun in the backyard! After the first few summers in our first house where we had no backyard at all, all I ever wanted was lots of flat grassy space for my kids to run through the sprinkler & play in a kiddie pool. Granted, all they really want in life is snacks, but this is a close second. Our backyard is completely finished now, we are working on the brick patio next & hope to plant some hydrangeas back here next Spring! Over the weekend, we grabbed a new inflatable pool for them + a dozen or so jumbo bouncy balls for them to play with. It might be the cheapest backyard entertainment ever, they love to play kick ball, see who can bounce on them the longest and always have enough to share with any friends we have over!

Claire is in a big kid bed now, so she can get out at her own leisure, and although she has been extremely good about staying in it, this past week she has been sneaking into our room bright and early with one arm out of her nightgown and her swimsuit halfway on over her diaper. Always ready to get the party started, just like her mama. 

Swimsuit sources: Colorblock One Piece // Rainbow Two Piece // Ruffle Stripe One Piece // And a super flattering coordinating option for mama!

Embracing each season as it comes is my favorite, and getting to experience them all for the first time in a new city just makes them all that more fun! Hope you are enjoying yours so far!!

PS. I also wanted to share this post from last year because we are about to queue this up for the weekend of storms ahead, our Summer Movie Lineup! xo



  1. I have to ask what app and filter you used for your photos?! They’re beautiful! I mean – they always are but these are really catching my eye today! 🙂

  2. Speaking of summer movies, HOW do you watch Now & Then??? I have scoured the internets and it is like it never existed!!!

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