My baby is going to big school next year. I can’t believe how fast time flies. It was just a few blinks ago that I held her in my arms, and could carry her with just one arm. It also seems like it was just yesterday when she took her first step and said her first word. I also remember the time when she still smelled like a baby. haha! Now, she stinks after playing and I have to have her use Bambini cologne so she still smells good. Currently, i’m looking at this list of school supplies to buy for big school. BIG SCHOOL! Can you believe it?

I remember buying school supplies to be a lot of fun. I always had cute and great stuff at the beginning of the school year. My mom would put a lot of effort into choosing stuff, labeling things and packing things for me. Now, it’s my turn and I know that I’ll be enjoying doing all of these for Zeeka.

But enough about things that will happen in a few months. We still have summer to enjoy and we need to make the most out of summer!

So here are the three ways that I think we could make the most out of summer with our children:

EXPLORE AND GET LOST TOGETHER

Last week, I wanted to go jogging. I haven’t had time to exercise for the past month, because of the tons of things that I needed to do. When I was about to go out the door, I saw my daughter standing in front of me, all ready as she donned her “I’m-going-out-with-you-and-you-can’t-do-anything-about-it” look. I had no choice but to tell her to stand up straight so I could rub on some insect repellant and of course, her Bambini cologne (so she would still smell nice) and to grab her bike and follow me.

Bambini Sunny Playtime for awesome sunny day activities!

To tell you honestly, at first, I didn’t want to bring her because I was on “game-on” mode for working out. But during our little exploration outdoors, I had fun. I was feeling a little bit sentimental, too, since my little baby was now a little lady, and she could actually follow my pace. She was also asking about birds, the differences of trees, etc. We also sang together; we like the same songs, by the way.

This is why, this summer, go out with your child and get lost together!

SAVE AND SPEND PRECIOUS TIME AT NIGHT TOGETHER!

My daughter has a hard time sleeping early. So to help her sleep, we oftentimes go to bed early, rub a little bit of Bambini Starry Lullaby, and take turns in telling stories.

Perfect for sleep-time!

This summer, since she doesn’t really need to wake up early, we may step up the notch a bit and level-up our night time activities! We were thinking of having an evening picnic. Another idea is to make cups of chocolate and play boardgames for kids!

This is a plan that makes me excited for Summer!

ENJOY UNPLANNED THINGS TOGETHER

The reason why I love Summer is that there is no rush in doing anything with your child. As a mom, (I don’t you if you feel the same way, too), I feel like I have to be up a certain hour to do certain things for my child at a certain time. Everything feels so rushed. I feel like I/WE never get to chill and relax on the couch together.

There was one time last week when we found ourselves (my daughter and I) snuggling on the couch and doing our own stuff. I was watching Netflix and she was on her IPAD. Then out of the blue, she said, I love that mommy and I are alone together. Sniff… sniff! I realized the same thing, too. We hardly spend this kind of moment together, when we are both not in a hurry to get somewhere.

So Summer is the perfect time to chill and enjoy NOT planning!

Which reminds me, Bambini’s hashtag is #EnjoyLifesLittleSurprises 🙂 This summer, I hope that you find the joy with your little one in life’s little surprises.