I can’t believe it’s already August and we only have one more month of summer. I don’t know about you, but June and July flew by so I’m trying to make time stand still for a while so we can enjoy August for a little longer. Wouldn’t that be nice? This summer has been relaxing, fun, busy and memorable. I love being at home with the kids and being able to stay up late, have family movie night on a weeknight, playing, cooking and baking together and just having fun.
I love summer time because our schedules are a little more relaxed and some days we can just wing it. We obviously manage to keep ourselves busy and plan more family outings and trips. Like trips to the Madison Zoo, where the admission is free! Crazy. What zoo out there is still free?!
Our summer was filled with regular trips to our community garden where the girls play in the neighboring field, run around and pick flowers. I kind of love this about our community garden and where we live in Wisconsin. While my husband is watering the garden and the kids are running around, I often just look around and try to soak it all in.
I love the sweet moments I get to capture with my camera and often find myself reminiscing and looking back on old photos. I love all the little things. The special moments. They don’t happen everyday but when they do, I remember them and hold on to them. Because sure enough, the following day is filled with fights, whining and pulling hair (my kids) so I’m playing referee and sometimes am on the verge of wanting to pull my own hair out.
So, is the life with children and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Tomorrow is a new day and I will continue to celebrate the little things, hold on to those special moments and break out the sweet treats in between.
As a mother and lover of all things sweet, cold and delicious, I always keep my freezer fully stocked with treats for me, my husband and the kids. We recently tried these Mango Fruttare frozen fruit bars and they were so good! They literally tasted like we were eating delicious, frozen mango bars. Nothing artificial, nothing overly sweet. Just perfection. In fact, my kids wanted to eat a second bar immediately after they were finished with their first one.
My kids always seem to be on their best behavior after they have a treat. I don’t know what it is. Maybe they want to keep up the “we are always good listeners” facade so they can get more?
We purchased two more boxes of Fruttare Frozen Fruit Bars the following week.
Fruttare Fruit and Milk Bars are made with creamy milk and real fruit. For more information on Fruttare Fruit Bars, you can visit FruttareFruitBars.com.
So, tell me how your summer’s been going! I’d love to hear from you!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.