Sprinkler Summer

What To Do Now That Summer Is Finally Here!

We don’t live in one of those fancy cities where it is sunny and hot all year long. No, first we must make it through a mostly fun but always way too long winter season. Well, none of that matters now because summer is officially here and we are already off to a blazing start! I want to know what your favourite summer activities, events and destinations are so that I can steal them and make them my own, so please feel free to share them in the comments section below. That said, I figured I’d get the ball rolling by sharing some of my family’s favourite summertime activities!

Fairs/Community BBQs

After attending our community’s summer kick-off BBQ this past weekend I remembered how much I love the warm weather and the ability to ditch the sweater and grab some shorts and a t-shirt. The warm weather definitely affects my mood in the best possible way, as witness by the fact that I climbed into a bubble suit and let a bunch of 7 years take running shots at me.

Summer Fairs Carnival

Pool Parties

Now that the DadBod is the coolest thing going, I have even more reason to take the family to as many pool parties as I can this year. On top of that, I love watching the pride in my children’s eyes as they learn to swim without their floaties. As with every other aspect of parenting, these are moments that I hope I can hold on to forever.

Summer Canonball

Road Hockey

Let me tell you something about the girl in this picture. Anything you can do, she will try to do it better. Road hockey is a daily event at our place (yes, we’re Canadian) and even though she’s the smallest of the bunch, she is also the most tenacious. You can get by her once but don’t you dare try the same move twice!

Road Hockey Summer

Bike Rides

I am proud to say that we have seen our last set of training wheels as both kids are now rocking the two wheelers. Sure, they still have the Avengers and Elsa plastered all over them but that isn’t going to hold us back from taking long rides to the ice cream shop this summer.

Biking Summer

The Greatest Lemonade Stand Ever!

A Lemonade Stand is a staple in any childhood, and do you know what can take your stand from good to great this summer?? Stocking your stand with the NEW! Tropicana Watermelon and Tropicana Lemonade with Tangerine, that’s what! Throw in the traditional Tropicana Lemonade to the mix and you will have the most diverse Lemonade Stand than anyone on the block. Furthermore, all three delicious varieties are made with real fruit and without any artificial ingredients. I’m not sure what you are still waiting for, the new Tropicana line is available at major grocery retailers across Canada, so get moving!

New Tropicana Flavours Lemonade

That brings me back to my original question. What are your favourite summertime activities?

Disclosure: I received compensation for my participation in Tropicana’s campaign, however my Lemonade stand brings all the boys to the yard and they’re like, it’s better than yours.

4 replies
  1. Yabut
    Yabut says:

    We love to go geocaching. That means we use multi-billion dollar military satelites to hunt for Tupper Ware in the woods. There are millions of caches hidden around the world and we use our GPS to find them. Once found one signs the log and if the cache is big enough there may be treasure in it. Nothing spectacular, mind you, but more likely something from the dollar store. You pick out a treasure and replace it with a new one from your own pack. To me, the real treasure is the hunt, and maybe even the photos I take along the way. It’s a great family activity, and we often take our grandsons with us when we can.

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  2. Amber Y
    Amber Y says:

    Sounds like a whole lot of fun!! We are addicted to that tropicana lemonade right now – I feel like I’m drinking lemon meringue pie. So very good.

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  1. […] Show off your stylish Dad bod Canadian Dad blogger Chris Read of Ottawa shares some of his family’s favourite summertime activities. Nothing fancy here, just lots of tried and true fun: pool parties (for rocking that Dad bod), road hockey, community fairs and BBQs, bike rides and a lemonade stand. What to do now that summer is finally here! […]

  2. […] Show off your stylish Dad bod Canadian Dad blogger Chris Read of Ottawa shares some of his family’s favourite summertime activities. Nothing fancy here, just lots of tried and true fun: pool parties (for rocking that Dad bod), road hockey, community fairs and BBQs, bike rides and a lemonade stand. What to do now that summer is finally here! […]

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