Being Brickner : Summertime To-Dos

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summertime To-Dos

Confession:  I have an obsession with making lists.  I am one of those typical Type-A, OCD people who have about ten of them going at one time.  And I really get pleasure from checking off items I have completed.
That is typical, right?
Now that my summer season has started, it's time to make it official with a list of the festive fun to be had. Yea, I'm also one of "those people" who have to over plan lots of themed-out, family activities.  I just can't get enough.  Since we live at the beach, it's a given that we will be spending some major time in the surf & sand.  It's safe to say that we have already been a time or two, and that we have one little beach babe on our hands. 

Side Note:  The need for this redhead to be covered in sunscreen is at the top of one of my to-do lists.  She gets it from her mama.  :)
On to the list of all the rest of the excitement to come.  Half of our last summer was spent overly pregnant & the other half was spent inside with a newborn, so we are ready to take in the moments of this one with our growing girl.  Sweet summertime, gotta love it.
1 - Attend a baseball game.
2 - Make smores.
3 - Go on a family picnic.
4 - Indulge in homemade popsicles.
5 - Attend a farmer's market.
6 - Go to the zoo.
7 - Go to the aquarium.
8 - Make homemade pizza.
Others not included were givens (not doing them would be like not having a Christmas tree) ... fireworks on the fourth, lots of water time, sipping some festive adult beverages & celebrating all three of our birthdays this July & August.  Seriously, just writing this post is making me feel all summery inside.  That & (one more) sight of our beach baby.

Happy summer, friends!  Enjoy & take advantage of these special moments.





  1. She is so stinkin cute! Love her little hat! :)

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  3. I'm totally the same, a list making type-A to the max :) Love your summer to do's, great ideas!

  4. What a fun list! Smores...O.M.G. I'm obsessed with them! When I was pregnant I was so desperate for smores that I made them in the microwave. :)


  5. So cute! We made s'mores this past weekend and I couldn't stop eating them lol

  6. LOVE this post! We just got home from the beach, and I'm already loving summer, even though it's only the first day! I am totally a list person too. I know you and Waverly will have a fabulous summer! :o)

  7. Sounds like a great list!! Maybe that's what I need to do so we make sure to do them! And she is such a doll! Xo!

  8. This last picture is ADORABLE!!!