Six Things I’m Going to Miss About Summer

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Six things I’m going to miss about Summer? I sat staring at this question for a while. I couldn’t think of many things I’m going to miss about summer. The only thing that came to mind are the adventures I’ve been able to take with my babies. Having them all to myself has been awesome. At times, I’ve wanted to just take a break from it all. Two kids, all day can be a bit much. Overall though, it’s been great to be able to surprise them, to plan our day with fun stuff and just watch them enjoy it all. That’s what I’m going to miss most about summer.

Here are six of my favorite moments this Summer with the kids:

Palm SpringsWe rode a tram (suspended in air) up a mountain. Once we reached the top of the mountain, the elevation was at 8500 ft!  Fun, but scary adventure with the kids!

4th and laila b day 043Beach days – We had more than a few adventures at the beach. One of the most fun was a family trip with friends. My daughter decided to unleash her inner surfer girl!

surfer girlFishing trip – We took a fishing trip with friends. Though we didn’t catch anything, the kids had a ball exploring and running around.

gone fishingUniversal Studios Hollywood – My husband’s company had a meeting at the theme park and after the meeting we joined him for a fun day seeing lots of the kids favorite characters and enjoying the rides.

minionSplash Pad/Wading Pool – The kids and I met up with a friend and her kids for a day in the wading pool. The pool is right next to a park. We thought we’d hang out at the park AND the pool but there was no getting these kids out of the water. Of course, everyone slept good that day!

splash padBackyard Bubbles – At the beginning of summer, I bought a bubble machine. It may have been one of my best investments so far. The kids love chasing and popping the bubbles!

bubblesI think we had a pretty good Summer. Now that school has started, my son has a whole new schedule and we’re working our life around that. Our adventures will take a hit as he settles into big boy school. Big.Boy.School. Would someone like to tell my how my son is already making his way into elementary school?

There is one thing I’m looking forward to once we enter Fall – darkness! The kids don’t believe bedtime is real when it’s still light outside. While day light savings time is great for hanging out and enjoying more of the day, it’s been cramping my style at night. So bring it on Fall and bring the earlier nights with you.

What are you going to miss most about summer?

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63 Responses to Six Things I’m Going to Miss About Summer
  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    September 8, 2014 | 7:40 am

    I am going to miss the beach. I am such a beach bum and 3 months a year of beach weather just isn’t enough 🙁

  2. Shell
    September 8, 2014 | 7:55 am

    I’m sad that summer is almost over. I’m going to miss the beach, the pool, and lazy days.

  3. Brett
    September 8, 2014 | 8:49 am

    we go to a pool club for swim team, swim lessons and tennis lessons all summer. it’s like day camp for the kids and i – all 4 of us- and it’s a lot of fun relaxed, together time. now the kids are in school and sports and scouts and i feel like we rarely get that down time

  4. Debbie Denny
    September 8, 2014 | 9:07 am

    What an awesome summer you had. Looks like you were very busy.

  5. Jaime
    September 8, 2014 | 9:24 am

    We’ve been to our splash pad once – briefly. It’s been broken for most of the summer, which is devastating to me. (It’s such easy entertainment!) I’m going to miss lazy days, even though we didn’t have a ton of them.

  6. Aracely
    September 8, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Aww great times with the kiddos! My little girl entered kindergarten this year and it’s a big adjustment for her but she’s doing just fine except for the fact that Jasmin (girl in her class) won’t play with her. 🙁

  7. Everyday Living with Chrys
    September 8, 2014 | 10:40 am

    I am sure here in a few weeks I will miss the sunshine. I love summer and being around the water, but I am a fall person. I love that whole feeling of being in a college town and the kids are back to school and football has started. I no longer live in that college town, but I sure do still love that feeling.

  8. Debra
    September 8, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    I miss the beach too! though it is still nice here in the Northeast, I’m sure we’ll make another beach trip or two on the weekend.

  9. Krissy
    September 8, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    But we live in california. It’s summer all the time lol

  10. Janel (A Mom's Take)
    September 8, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    I’m going to miss the the kids sleeping in. And the long days.

  11. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy
    September 8, 2014 | 4:37 pm

    I’m going to miss the sun! Winter can be so gray.

  12. Dawn
    September 8, 2014 | 4:37 pm

    I’m going to miss the flowers. I love spring and summer flowers.

  13. Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy
    September 8, 2014 | 4:38 pm

    I’ll miss my vegetable garden. I love growing vegetables.

  14. Marina
    September 8, 2014 | 4:39 pm

    I’ll miss playing in the yard with my kids. I know summer will be back again, soon enough, but I really do love outside fun.

  15. Pam
    September 8, 2014 | 5:17 pm

    I always miss the warm weather most about summer. Especially because we are supposed to have a bad winter this year!

  16. Nicole Brady
    September 8, 2014 | 6:17 pm

    This is the first summer we enrolled the girls in a lot of camps. They each had two of their choosing and we did Space Camp in Alabama as a family. I’m going to miss all the time we spent playing board games.

  17. Christie
    September 8, 2014 | 6:37 pm

    I miss all of the traveling. And having no set schedules

  18. Felicia
    September 8, 2014 | 7:18 pm

    I’m going to miss the beach days as well. I also love the feeling of fall!

  19. Katrina
    September 8, 2014 | 7:32 pm

    love this post idea, cant believe summer is over already!

  20. Carly Anderson
    September 8, 2014 | 7:41 pm

    These are all great reasons to miss summer! Your kids are so cute!

  21. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    September 8, 2014 | 8:10 pm

    Those were some fantastic pictures from your summer. I miss a nice spring day. But looking forward to a nice fall day.

  22. Candy O
    September 8, 2014 | 8:17 pm

    Oh right.. I’ve missed the beach since we moved from Florida two years ago.

  23. Rosey
    September 8, 2014 | 9:55 pm

    Whoa that is a scary but fun way to get up the mountain. I wonder if I’d want to do it, lol!!! Probably, but I’d be a little wee tiny itsy bit hesitant too. 😉

  24. Jeanine @
    September 9, 2014 | 6:48 am

    I’m going to miss having my kiddos home! The school year is a downer for me having to send them everyday, but what can ya do! I will also miss the warmth as Canada, gets collllld!

  25. Melinda
    September 9, 2014 | 7:22 am

    I miss my kids already. I also miss the pool and the cookouts that we would have there with the whole family

  26. Brandy
    September 9, 2014 | 7:37 am

    I am missing our beach days, our pool days, being able to visit anyone any day and any time. The freedom to sleep a bit if the kids sleep in, etc. I love the summer sun, and when winter comes I get very moody due to lack of sunlight around here in NH. Not looking forward to that. Love Summer and Fall.

  27. Jessica (Savory Experiments)
    September 9, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Your daughter at the beach is adorable! I know I will miss everything about the summer. I’m fairly certain I am meant to live in a much warmer area than Baltimore, MD. It is 72 today and TOO CHILLY!

  28. Ann Bacciaglia
    September 9, 2014 | 11:19 am

    I think what i will miss the most will be the weather. i love the sun shine and warm breeze. Fall is a nice season i just wish winter didn’t follow.

  29. Lori Gunn
    September 9, 2014 | 12:35 pm

    There is a lot of fun in these pictures. I love the inner surfer girl! I will miss the long days.

  30. Krystal
    September 9, 2014 | 12:37 pm

    Luckily in Florida we can have beach days year round… the water just gets a bit colder! 😉 Awesome photos!

  31. veronica
    September 9, 2014 | 12:51 pm

    I can tell you that here in Houston the weather won’t be one of the things I will miss. We have no beaches here to speak of. I much prefer Fall here

  32. Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    September 9, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    I’m ready for Fall to be here! Summer in Florida is just so hot. I’m excited to be able to be outside more, wear scarves and boots, and do more baking.

  33. Fi
    September 9, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    I’m so going to miss those glorious beach days too 🙁

  34. Kathy
    September 9, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    Your summer sounds amazing! I would love to visit Universal at some point!

  35. Liz Mays
    September 9, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    I know you guys have been busy, but I didn’t realize exactly how much fun it involved. I call this summer a big win for you!

  36. lisa
    September 9, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing Summer! I’m going to miss adventures with my kids during that day – that’s for sure!

  37. Camille
    September 9, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    This is so funny- but I miss the lemon cookies at Paradise Bakery! I love seasonal fall food and all, but those babies make the heat bearable!

  38. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    September 9, 2014 | 4:28 pm

    I am going to miss coat free days 🙂 seems like they are gone already!! Our boys love the minions something about them that makes me giggle like crazy!

  39. Lindsay
    September 9, 2014 | 4:41 pm

    Aww it is always sad to see summer go! I am going to miss my summer work hours! During the summer on Fridays we got off at 2pm and now it is back to normal 5:30pm 🙁

  40. Shannon Gosney
    September 9, 2014 | 6:31 pm

    I would love to try riding a tram in the air! Sounds like you had an incredibly busy summer.

  41. Brenda
    September 9, 2014 | 7:34 pm

    Your summer sounds awesome!

  42. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    September 10, 2014 | 5:55 am

    I’m going to miss being able to eat outside and go for walks in the sunshine.

  43. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
    September 10, 2014 | 6:23 am

    I’m going to miss a lot more than six things about summer– I wish we could have great weather all year round!

  44. Katie Matthews
    September 10, 2014 | 6:57 am

    Sounds like the best summer ever! Your lucky kids – you have such a beautiful family! We used to have so much fun with bubbles in the garden when we were little. Especially when the dogs started chasing them too!

    Katie <3

  45. Amby Felix
    September 10, 2014 | 7:40 am

    I am already missing summer. At least the beach isn’t too far from me, though it will be a bit chilly.

  46. Rebekah
    September 10, 2014 | 7:46 am

    I’m going to miss just hanging out in the backyard and watching my son splash around in the pool… or going for walks to the park. Sunshine and daylight too… it’s so dark and dreary already!

  47. Maryann
    September 10, 2014 | 9:58 am

    I miss the lazy days already!

  48. Kendall
    September 10, 2014 | 10:17 am

    We live near a lake so that was our summer spot – I’m SO going to miss it!

  49. JoAnn
    September 10, 2014 | 10:41 am

    I had no idea that they had a tram in Palm Springs! That looks like so much fun! I now want to go.

  50. Alyssa
    September 10, 2014 | 10:51 am

    Oh man, what a fun summer. One thing I WONT miss about summer is this darn ARizona heat! haha!

  51. Jessica Doll
    September 10, 2014 | 11:05 am

    I think you can still do a lot of this stuff even though it’s not summer! I love the beach when it’s not crowded and bubbles are always fun. 🙂

  52. Lauren
    September 10, 2014 | 11:18 am

    Looks like you had a really fun summer. But I have seen that tram in Palm Springs and I gave it a big NOPE. I am not a fan of those

  53. Myrabev
    September 10, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    look like you guys had a wonderful summer, i am bummed as this year will end without me going fishig

  54. Stefany
    September 10, 2014 | 2:38 pm

    My summer has been over a few weeks now. The main thing I miss is being able to sleep in! ha!

  55. Susie
    September 10, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    You have a gorgeous Family!!! That tram looked fun ( a little scary) but fun! I love your daughter’s pink flower shoes too by the way!

  56. Michelle
    September 10, 2014 | 9:30 pm

    It looks like you had a great summer!! I admit I’m looking forward to fall, but summer was great, too. 🙂

  57. Melissa @ This Girl's Life Blog
    September 11, 2014 | 7:12 am

    This summer we moved so we didn’t do a lot of adventures. However, my husband was on military leave for over a month. It was fabulous having us all here together and just enjoying family time. This doesn’t happen every summer but it will definitely be one thing I miss about this past Summer.

  58. Jordan
    September 11, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Love the summer, and I’ll miss many things, but I’m SO excited for the fall!

  59. Laura Waxman
    September 11, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    ummm your kids are seriously so cute! i will probably miss my walks with my dog at the park.

  60. Trish
    September 11, 2014 | 10:01 pm

    Since I’m in Minnesota most of the stuff we can do in the summer we can do in the fall too, but I’ll miss the slower pace. Fall and winter bring all the holidays and it just gets so busy.

  61. Raewyn
    September 12, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    Woah! The Palm Springs adventure is so cool!! I’ve driven through Palm Springs all of the time, but I haven’t really ever stopped.

  62. fatima
    September 12, 2014 | 7:39 pm

    Looks like you guys had a great summer! So many activites! That tram looks so scary lol but i’m sure the views were spectacular

  63. kristine foley
    September 19, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Looks like so much fun! We love us Summer days and hold on as long as we can!

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