As my daughter and I sit quietly in the dark trying to stay cool, I find myself trying to think positive.
We weren't fortunate enough for central A.C. and I'm afraid to use a window unit after all those bugs!
We are sitting here fighting the strong desire to take a quick nap with brainstorming.
Tomorrow is our mommy & daughter date to enjoy the fun, superficial things that come with summer.
Oh, how I love having a mini me that seems to really enjoy the things I also cherish... Swoon!
Ten superficial summer things...
...that can totally be used to make a summer time date with your daughter rock!
1. Breakfast in the sun.
The start of our itinerary involves a hearty breakfast with daddy while lounging in the backyard.
Our menu will consist of watermelon, blueberries, soft boiled eggs, and toast!
2. Taking in our first harvest.
Breakfast outside will be followed with harvesting our fully grown string beans and red tomatoes!
Baby girl is real excited about this! She can't believe that fruits and veggies come from plants.
3. Enjoying a short summer drive.
We'll give daddy a quick kiss good bye and enjoy a short summer drive.
The windows will be wide open, our hair will be blowing, and we'll be singing Disney's greatest hits!
4. Getting a summer trim...and dye.
Baby girl needs her summer trim and I need to lighten my locks.
Peace out brunette and HELLO red head! I wait all year long to rock my red hair. It's finally here!
5. Pampering ourselves with a summer mani.
We'll then walk to my nail salon to enjoy a relaxing manicure. Gelish mani for me and just paint for her.
Remember that this is a summer manicure! That means go with real bright and lots of sparkles.
6. Take a lunch break with outside seating.
We'll rock a local pizzeria so my baby girl can munch on her favorite slice while getting some vitamin D.
Make sure to grab the seat with an umbrella. You'll want some shade with that hot slice!
7. Follow up lunch with a cold treat.
We'll grab two chocolate Ginos Italian Ices to go as we leave the pizzeria.
We love this dessert because it keeps us cool as we walk, eat, and window shop the specialty stores!
8. Make a quick stop to surprise daddy.
Before heading home from our hot date, we'll stop at the butcher to pick up some nice skirt steaks!
Daddy totally deserves a reward for picking up the slack while we were enjoying a day out.
9. Whip up some easy sides while daddy lights up the grill.
Daddy may be crashing and he may be the third wheel, but we love to have dinner as a family!
Besides, he knows how we like our steak! Rare for me and burnt to a crisp for them two.
10. Homemade lemonade and s'mores for dessert.
Since the barbecue is already lit we may as well make a fabulous summer time treat, s'mores!
Mommy toasts the marshmallows while baby girl lounges and sips her lemonade. Diva!
Well, we feel cool already!
Who needs air conditioning when you have an itinerary like that to look forward to?
We really can't wait for tomorrow!
How would you spend your parent & child summer date?