With Spring blooming and the promise of Summer on the horizon, we're all getting pretty excited around here.
(Darcy last year in her first pair of proper shoes and thrifted dress. Love this little outfit)
Last year was my second Summer with Darcy but my first being really confident as a Mother. The first was sleepless nights and long days learning a lot. In 2012 things were a lot more fun with trips to Liverpool, days out, Darcy's first steps, cutie games and a lorra lorra personality!
This year I want things to be just as brilliant, if not more. I'm seriously excited!! Since I have a deep and weird love for list writing, I thought I would share some things I have been daydreaming about recently.
To Do This Summer
Tea Parties in the sunshine. Darcy is in love with her little tea set (she has three infact!) and likes to bring me little cups of imaginary tea and cake when I'm working. We've never taken them outside but I'm looking forward to it.
Making Daisy Chains. A little crown of flowers in those sweet curls would be just too precious.
Walking on the Beach. Matt's parents live really close to a gorgeous sandy beach and I can't wait to feel the sand between my toes, collect driftwood and search for shells.
Dress Up. I can't help but buy Darcy a million sweet dresses. We're just waiting for some warmer weather to model them all.
Projects. I have an old piece of furniture that I have been wanting to sand and paint for months now but want to do it as a family activity on my patio.
Iced Drinks at Starbucks. Yes, I know it's a huge commercial chain but I really bloomin' love it.
Park Hopping. My friend Marie told me about this. You basically jump in your car and visit as many playgrounds as possible. Big fun!
Liverpool. My old university city will always hold a special place in my heart and every time I visit I love it just a little bit more. I want it to be special to Darcy too, she's half scouse after all.
Wicksteed Park. This is an old amusement park/adventure playground/scenic area/arcade type place that my parents took me to when I was little and their parents took them too. I want to continue the chain and tell Matt and Darcy all my childhood memories.
Friends! This is a biggie. Last Summer I had some BRILLIANT days with different friends and I want more and more and more of those. I could do a whole blog post on all the highlights from last year, but this is not the time. Our life is so enriched by the friends we have in it and we want to nurture and enjoy those friendships even more.
Gardening. I've talked about this before but I want to really make our garden a space to enjoy. As well as taming the bushes and plants, I'd like to add a trampoline and a hammock. We've already added a water table which Darcy loves and I will share with you soon.
OOTDS. With Summer comes lovely floaty dresses, bright colours and fun accessories. I've had quite the wardrobe revamp so would like to document some of the outfits I wear.
MeetUps. Vidcon and Summer In The City are both happening this August and I can't wait to attend both. SITC was one of the most surreal and fun experiences of my 2012 so I have a lot of expectations for it!
Enjoy local things. I live in a really nice area (I think anyway) and I love all the little things about it. I love my neighbours, the corner shop, the local green spaces and all the trees we have around. This summer I'm going to really appreciate the place in which I live.
And that just about wraps things up.
What are you looking forward to this summer? I feel so excited for life at the moment, I wish I could bottle this feeling and share it with you.
:: Some of my favourite Summer 2012 posts ::
(That last one isn't summery but I wrote it in the summer and was pleased as punch with it)
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