whenever summer finally rolls around, usually after a very looooong cold winter and like 5 seconds worth of spring, i’m so ready for it. we all are. and who cares about that 90 degree humidity or constant run of sweat down your back, you’ve endured the long winter, you’re still alive! and it’s SUMMER! also, summer in the city can’t be topped. it’s inching its way to take autumn’s place as my favorite season here, and a lot of that has to do with the endless activities the city has to offer for my kiddos. one of our favorites being the water splash pads at all of the playgrounds!
the reapplying of sunscreen on little moving bodies is nearly impossible, same with begging my kids to keep their sandals on in fear of them stepping on something sharp. it’s also a struggle not to get wet myself! but can you even categorize those as struggles when the sun is out and no one is crying?! we stopped by one of our favorite summer splash pads a couple weeks ago. it was more crowded than ever, which only means it’s finally summer! and we love when it’s crowded because the kids love making new friends to run and play with!
and as some of you guys know from my previous posts, i’m a part of band-aid brand and neosporin’s social squad this year! we are big users of both of these in our home and when we are out at the splash pads and beaches and pools during the summer, we love having the band-aid brand water block bandages around as well. they are flexible and comfortable for the littles’ skin and keep water out when everyone is constantly getting wet!
when you’re aiming the water cannon at someone but the kid at the other water cannon GETS YOU when you’re not looking! i died watching samson here! it was the cutest thing.
OH MY GOSH! eleanor! did you know you have pineapples on your swimsuit!!!! ;)
the kids love to dash back and forth between the splash pads and the playground since it’s all in the same space! eleanor is so good at climbing high! and i always find it so sweet how she usually camps out up there after getting to the top and just hangs out, kind of watching over the playground from up high!
that is the new freedom tower in the background at one world trade center. it’s the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere, and it looks like she has climbed almost to the top!
i’ve learned how important it is to have a little first aid kit with me when i’m out with the kiddos. I love this one by oh joy! samson is such a go-getter, and moves so fast, that he often has a scraped knee (it’s the coolest accessory, i swear!), so we switch out his regular band-aid with a water block one when we arrive at the splash pad so it can continue to properly heal. also, funny side note: a few days ago i was telling him how his skin was building new skin where his knee was scraped and he got so animated and exclaimed, “what?! my body has construction workers!?” haha! i love him.
also, kisses! kisses always make the boo boo better. :)
i see you, conrad!!!!!
this kid loves to play peek-a-boo!
a great start to our summer of splash pads! we are aiming to hit up a new and different one every week this summer while we’re in town. can’t wait! thank you to band-aid brand and neosporin for partnering with us on this post! check out the the oh joy! first aid kit HERE and water block bandages HERE.