Jack and I keep talking about packing up and moving somewhere else for a few years, you know, for funsies. Let’s live in Arizona or Cape Town or the Philippines or something. Where English isn’t the main language, but there’s plenty of wifi. Let’s go let’s go let’s goooo.
Maybe that’s in the cards for us someday, but in the meantime, I want to be grateful for where we are now, too. Literally – as in, this exact location, and figuratively – this stage in our lives. Someday it’s likely that we won’t live in a small house by the beach, and I don’t want to look back on these days and regret that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could.
I posted similar sentiments on Instagram, and I love this comment: A house by the beach and three beautiful littles is the stuff dreams are made of. I’m ready to have someone with talent put that on a sign and hang it up in my living room. :)
We’re spending as much time at the beach as possible. There’s a great trail for running, a boardwalk for long walks, a field where bands play, a playground for kids, and miles of sand and water.I pick them up from day camp and head right to the beach.
Apple Park is a lovely brand for little ones. Their products are eco-friendly and organic, and the entire aesthetic is pleasing. The girls each have their own Apple Park backpack and I always get a kick out of finding what they have inside – water canteens, rocks, shells, plastic spades, and collectively, a bucket’s worth of sand.
I’ll pack a picnic dinner and I spread out a blanket and secure the umbrella in the ground (pro tip: the kind that leans to the side is much easier to manage than the kind you twist into the ground) and watch my kids… be kids. If it’s a night that Jack works late, I pack a picnic dinner, and we eat on the beach. We get home just in time to shake off the sand, hit the showers, put on our pajamas, read a story, and head to bed. It’s the perfect summer evening.
Apple Park’s entire line is beautiful and timeless. The girls are big fans of the bath towels, the pajamas (organic pjs are best for my girls with eczema), and the backpacks + matching lunch bags (made from 100% recycled bottles). They’re my go-to for baby shower gifts and little kid birthday gifts. I’m pleased to be sharing a discount code from Apple Park, as well! Use the code ROO20 for 20% off until July 31st. Plus, free shipping on any order over $75.
Simple and sweet, just like a summer by the beach.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Apple Park. All opinions are my own.