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Little Miss Momma: Hello Summer

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hello Summer

Hello Summer
{inspired by Lisa Leonard's Hello Monday Series}

Hello chubby cheeks, and melted sticky popsicle that collects in the creases of your neck.

Hello tan Summer {and shoe-less} toddler toes.

Hello to my go-to Summer shoes.

Hello local kiddos learning to sail.

And hello crazy lake mansions that I love to gawk at {and imagine I live in}.

Hello to a Baby W who would love to go swimming all day long.

And hello to a baby who prefers falling in the pool rather than jumping.

Hello to the hammock that I have good intentions of finally using.

Hello old cement duck named Gladys that we have to visit every day, so that Baby W can point and say Guck, Guck.

Hello to Baby W's best buddies.
And hello to the Buzz Lightyear that was mine when I was a kid {top shelf, far left, standing up}.

Hello evening game night with hot chocolate and whipped cream on the back patio.

Hello new-fangled Monopoly board {I miss the classic version}.

Hello to my favorite Monopoly properties.

Hello to the braggy winner of game night and hello to the poor sport behind the camera.

And Hello to our Summer fun list:

1. Walk to the lake and feed the ducks
2. Ride bikes around the lake
3. Go to the Santa Barbara zoo
4. Go to Underwood Family Farms and pick berries
5. Learn to bake a homemade pie with said berries
6. Teach Baby W to swim
7. Get shaved ice
8. Build a sand castle at Zuma beach
9. Go on a picnic
10. Make a tent in the living room and watch a movie
11. Go on a night walk
12. Make water balloons
13. Finger paint
14. Take Baby W fishing
15. Throw fish back in lake
16. Have a back "patio" BBQ with friends
17. Get a wagon
18. Play in the sprinklers
19. Visit the fire station
20. Take Baby W to pick out a new book at Barnes & Noble
*what am I forgetting?

What's on your Summer list?

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At June 29, 2011 at 12:26 AM , Blogger Laynah said...

Very cool that he plays with your buzzlightyear! And, I'm in love with your summer fun list (Zuma beach is awesome!) I think I may copy it and do everything on there as well :)

At June 29, 2011 at 12:34 AM , Blogger Tincha said...

As always, beautiful photos! :)

At June 29, 2011 at 1:30 AM , Anonymous Nicole @ Miss Mommy said...

Have I told you lately, that I love you?. I seriously love your posts. How kissable are Baby W's lips in that first picture?!

I would be absolutely honoured if you followed me and would probably faint with disbelief!!!

You are such an inspiration to me, and if I am half the woman you are I would be SOOO lucky. xx

At June 29, 2011 at 2:10 AM , Blogger Keri-Anne said...

what a perfect post. little baby W is just so cute x

At June 29, 2011 at 2:34 AM , Blogger maduixetes surprise said...

lovely photos!

At June 29, 2011 at 3:57 AM , Blogger Casey Martinez said...

your list reminds me of when I lived in CA because I did all of those things on a regular basis more or less. Kinda miss having all those things so close by! Love your pics and the fun things you have been doing!

At June 29, 2011 at 4:30 AM , Blogger Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns said...

LOVED this post!! It inspired me to make a summer list! I might have to share it on my blog soon! Hope you are well!! xoxo

At June 29, 2011 at 4:43 AM , Blogger Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Wonderful post with perfect summer pictures! It made me smile!

At June 29, 2011 at 5:01 AM , Blogger jackie said...

goodness, look at those puffy baby lips! so cute. and amen for shoeless, tan summer feet. that's my favorite part of summer i think. which is saying a lot cause summer is my favorite time ever.

At June 29, 2011 at 5:41 AM , Blogger MellyB said...

Hello crazy lake mansions indeed. Hook me up with one of those and I swear, SWEAR, I won't ever ask for anything again.

Backyard game night looks pretty wonderful. I might settle for one of those.

At June 29, 2011 at 5:53 AM , Anonymous Jill @ A Mom With A Lesson Plan said...

I need a game night...

At June 29, 2011 at 6:04 AM , Blogger Marie@Procrastinating in Pink said...

What a fun summer post! I'm loving the cute! I wish I lived by sailboaters...I think it would be so relaxing to watch them!

At June 29, 2011 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Darby said...

I love that you & your husband play Monopoly! My hub & I used to play all the time and actually played a couple nights ago (he won, too.. of course)

This post is awesome and is inspiring me to make my own Summer list :)

At June 29, 2011 at 7:11 AM , Blogger pakosta said...

my list:
water park
downtown chicago
IL state fair
catch fireflies
bike rides & park
water balloons
read aloud together (working on the Mandie series now)
and so much more!
we love summer!

At June 29, 2011 at 7:52 AM , Blogger Life on Pause said...

Ashley, I think the only thing you're missing is sidewalk chalk time...unless Baby W would eat it. I think that's my favorite part of summer, is spending all day on the warm side walk drawing, then waiting to see how long it can hold out before the sprinklers or rain wash it away. Then, you just start again =)


At June 29, 2011 at 8:00 AM , Blogger Alysson said...

such a fun post!! It looks like you're enjoying your summer with your men :) LOVE your summer list..motivated me to make my own! XO

At June 29, 2011 at 8:06 AM , Blogger jessica lynn said...

best of luck with your summer fun list! looks like a great time!

At June 29, 2011 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Maeve Rachel said...

This is so amazing! Looks like you have a great summer planned! =)

At June 29, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Blogger Hayley said...

The fact that you have a Buzz Light Year Toy from your childhood makes me feel totally old. And I am totally not. :)

Summer fun is nice. I am about to close this laptop and go get in on some myself.

At June 29, 2011 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Awesome pics, Ashley!

{{Side note: I was curious if you could share the in's and out's of the BlogHer network...I think I'm interested in it, that is if you have time. Thanks so much!!}}

At June 29, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Jessi said...

-Have a baby
-start running again


At June 29, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Blogger jamie w said...

love love love your pictures and your list looks like a lot of fun.

At June 29, 2011 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I just found your blog after visiting "The Shine Project" and I love it! Absolutely adorable photos. Summer in So. Cal really is the best. :)
~ Angela

At June 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM , Blogger genevieve said...

I absolutely adore that first shot of the sailboats. What a fun look into your summer days! I'm loving your summer fun list, too: "play in the sprinklers". PERFECT. My to do list? Explore Philadelphia and take a million and one pictures (that latter is not quite literal).

At June 29, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

what a cute post! I love this idea! :)

How cool that Baby W plays with your old Buzz Lightyear!
My daughter plays with my OLD strawberry short cake doll from when I was a kid. I got it from my great grandmother (who has now passed away) for Christmas when I was 9! My daughter is now 8.. and its crazy to think I have had it so long.

I used to LOVE strawberry short cake, she was my FAVORITE cartoon ever. :)

Great Summer list:
Im loving the last one barnes and noble! When I lived in washington I would take my kids there, I LOVE how kid friendly it is! Since moving back to this small cowboy town in Cali we are not close to a B&N :(. I miss it!

At June 29, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

the twinkly lights outside your balcony are so fun! I can't play monopoly with my husband - he takes cocky winner to the next level (or i MAY just be the sorest loser out there...)

At June 29, 2011 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Nom Nom Box said...

What a wonderful idea! I am going to make my Summer to do list this year. I find myself trying to everything the last two weeks of summer when I start realizing Fall is fast approaching.

BTW, I love your pictures!

At June 29, 2011 at 2:37 PM , Blogger Lea said...

Hey Ashley, I noticed that you have fingerpainting on your list. Want a really fun recipe for scratch and sniff fingerpaint? And it makes the MOST vibrant paintings ever. Kool-Aid. That is right. You just put some kool-aid mix in a little dish and add just enough water to make it fingerpaint consistency. My kids love doing this. You could easily mark it off your list.

At June 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Toni said...

Wow, the lake is so pretty!

make sure to enter my giveaway!!

At June 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

Aw, what a fun post! It looks like you are having a beautiful summer! That lake is beautiful! :) Have a happy week! Michelle

At June 29, 2011 at 3:57 PM , Blogger What Sadie Did said...

This is wonderful, I love your activities. M bf and I mentioned that we must start playing games (Scrabble is our fav!) again as we haven't lately!

Sadie x

~ Giveaway on my blog! ~

At June 29, 2011 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

What a fun way to spend the evening! Love hot cocoa, Summertime, twinkly lights! Fun, fun!

At June 29, 2011 at 6:21 PM , Blogger Lindsay said...

love your summer bucket list! great idea!

At June 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM , Blogger MargaretB said...

Looks like such a fun summer! I've had 'get a wagon' on my to do list for the last two summers and I think this is going to be the summer I break down and get my little man one to ride around in :)

At June 29, 2011 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Looks like your summer is off to a great start! Enjoy :)

At June 29, 2011 at 8:38 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I just found your blog and spent the last hour reading it. I love it! You are darling!

At June 30, 2011 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Lovely and festive post!


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