This summer seems like it simply flew by! Summer break is almost over and it’s time for kids to fall into a back-to-school rhythm. I know that I’ve started with some Fall prep for home and the school year already. But the end of summer doesn’t mean the fun has to stop...
Get outdoors and do a Cook Out!
Easier said then done in AZ, but it's nice at night! Nothing screams summer then a delicious cook out in the back yard. It truly is a shame to put that grill away without a few last meals. You can even make it a pot luck and ask guests to bring sides and desserts, and all you’ll have to supply is the burgers, hot dogs and steaks. This is the perfect moment to enjoy all those typical summer food to the fullest. Enjoy summer fruits like mango, strawberries, watermelon or pineapple. It’s also really nice to organize a nice BBQ during one of the hotter days and don’t forget to invite some friends to make an evening to remember!
Last road trip or vacation!
If you have a beach in your city or town, make it a point to sink your toes in the sand one last time. We have a couple beaches nearby and we always make it a priority to hit the beach. Even if it’s just to make sand castles, play beach volleyball and wet our toes! Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Set Aside a Special Day
The days before back-to-school can get hectic. Make sure to set aside some time to have a special day with your little ones doing a favourite activity. My kids love to swim, so I will definitely set aside a special day to enjoy the water. Maybe stay indoors and bake your hearts out or head to the bookstore for a new book. Whatever it is that your kids enjoy, make it a day just about them!
Whatever you do, savor the last moments of the season with your family! We only have 18 summers with our kiddos..make the most of them!
Photos of the Vaitekunas Family
Midlothian, TX, US