Welcoming Summer With Open Arms


I am sure many of you have noticed that my blog has been much quieter than usual lately. With summer finally here & all this beautiful weather, most of our days are now spent in the great outdoors rather inside doing arts & crafts. Teaching moments are now in the form of nature lessons and the play kitchen & Little People have been traded in for days at the park & the beach.

This has been a fun year for our family. Two year old Mai is fascinating. With her increased comprehension, independence & fearlessness, she has been a joy to watch grow. This summer she enjoys everything more than the last.

Where last year the swings were a scary new thing, this year they are a park favorite. Jungle gyms feed our daughter’s love for climbing & slides elicit a sound of happiness so sweet that it should be bottled.


A new love for golf brings a great bonding opportunity for Daddy & his little girl.IMG_1693 IMG_1691                                                                               IMG_1723

Summer time is a great time to hang out with your friends.IMG_2466


Last year’s swimming lessons paid off as Mai has embraced her love for water. She is fearless in the pool, the lake & the ocean wanting to dive in and swim on her own much to mommy’s horror.


She got to watch her first fireworks display. “Oooooooh, Look look”IMG_2568

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Happiness is watching our daughter playing in the sand & splashing in the lake. IMG_2606 IMG_2622

Our little nature lover waters her own little garden & tells mommy what flowers she has in it. She has more of a green thumb than her mommy. She inherited that from her Nanna.IMG_1797 IMG_1804

This summer all the warmth that I have felt so far has not been from the sun on my skin, but from the happiness in my heart.




About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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8 Responses to Welcoming Summer With Open Arms

  1. Sasha says:

    Cheers to outside teaching moments!!

  2. Trust me, oh so happy it is summer here, too and not writing as much as I was during the colder months either. Glad you are all enjoying it the way it should be spent – outdoors 🙂

  3. MomBrainisthenewBlonde says:

    Nothing better than summertime! We have been LIVING at the beach lately. So much fun 🙂 Adorable pictures of Mai thank you for sharing !

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