Our Summer So Far

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Our Summer So Far

playing in the paddling pool

I can't believe we are 4 weeks into the summer holidays already. We have had lazy days, staying in our PJ's until lunch. Days out and a fantastic holiday. We have met up with family and had fun in the sun.

Little man had a lovely time in Thorpness and Skegness without his brothers. He finished pre school a few weeks before the other two so my husband and I had some time one on one time with him. As a third child, that doesn't happen that often - especially for my husband. There was no stopping little man at going in the sea at Skegness. And yes he was the only one - it was freezing!

playing in the sea at skegness

Once the boys finished school we spent a few days at home relaxing, with trips to the park. We had a lovely day out at Burghley with my parents and the boys enjoyed playing in the garden of surprises.

mirror maze at burghley

We then had a lovely time at Willows Activity Farm. Little man loved the Peter Rabbit Playground.

Peter Rabbit Playground

We then headed on our Costa Rican adventure and enjoyed some fun in the sun.

Beach in Manuel Antonio

When it comes to having fun in the sun, there is one thing that is VERY important to us. As you can see we are a rather pale skinned family. Making sure we have sun protection is a must. Even on a cloudy day. To be honest, my husband and I burn so easily we often use the same SPF50 as the children. I was really excited to hear about the new easy peasy kids range from Garnier Ambre Solaire. They have two new products that have addressed my two main issues with sun screen.

Easy Peasy kids range

First up is the Garnier Ambre Solaire Anti Sand Spray. When we were on holiday I posted this photograph on Facebook with the caption "I love the fun of splashing in the waves but my the sand gets EVERYWHERE!"

playing in the waves in Manuel Antonio

One of the things I hate above all is sand sticking to my skin. Garnier Ambre Solaire's Anti Sand Spray has a special sand-repelling agent that allows sunscreen to be absorbed without sand sticking to the skin. Clever hey?

So what is my other problem? My boys like doing this

garden of surprises burghley

and this

playing in the swimming pool

and this

body boarding Manuel Antonio

Yes, they would be quite happy to spend their entire summer holiday splashing about in water. Which is great, until you need to reapply sunscreen. Have you tried drying children off to reapply suncream? It is hard enough keeping them still let alone getting them dry! Again Garnier Ambre Solaire have the answer. Wet Skin Lotion! You can just spray it on wet skin. And here is the science bit. It contains two hydrophillic gelling agents that render it water resistant, giving your little ones (and you) long lasting SPF 50. You can find out more on their website and it is available to buy at Boots.

So I will be packing these in my bag for the rest of our summer outings. Along with sunhats as my boys noses always catch the sun too. We have some trips to the park planned, a day at IWM Duxford and hopefully a day at Skegness too. Then I hope to have a couple of special days out with little man before he starts in reception. Trust me, blink and your baby starts school!

What are your plans for the end of the summer holidays?

Linked to Magic Moments

This is a commissioned post for Garnier Ambre Solaire

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