today was the official start of school and I have seen so many cute little ones excited for their first day and all that comes along with it.
Most of the parents also started working again after a long Summer break so I wanted to share some really fun and beautiful office gadgets to make back to work more bearable. I for myself am still on maternity leave so everything I got to do on the computer (personal things, bank stuff, blog work) I do right at my little desk in the living room (we have a room we use as an office but since Covid hit us my husband is using my brand new office as his – you win some you loose some am I right?!).
Since we all spend so much time at our desk we definitely should invest in the little things to make it look cute and put a smile on our faces while working.
Are you back to your office or are you still working from home?
I know it is September already but in many places it is still sunny and warm and it´s also pretty nice around here too. So if you aren´t in total Fall mood already, maybe you can find one or two of our Summer activities you’ll want to try.
Summer Activities to try
Visit the swimming pool // We went there countless times and Emilia always had so much fun. She loves the water and being outside plus we always have fries for lunch when we are swimming.
Go out for drinks // Take on those warm Summer nights and go out to town and treat yourself for a cool delicious drink. It will be cold and dark soon enough.
Visit a theme parc // We went to Pullman City – a western themed little city where you can do as much as possible Wild West things. Literally everything fits seamlessly together. We went panning for “gold”, watching a horse show and had a cowboy lunch in a real saloon. Emilia enjoyed it very much cause there was so much to see for her.
Visit a corn maze // I have had this on my bucket list for years and we finally made it. It was a hot day and I would not recommend going without a hat or sunscreen but other than that is was perfectly fine. The corn is really thick and high and we literally had no idea where we were most of the time.
Visit a farm // We actually went there on Wednesday with all of the moms from our playgroup. It was so much fun for the children to run around and see actual cows and the coolest thing about it has been the café right above the stables.
Try water sports // I wanted to go stand-up paddling for about 6 years now and somehow never thought about in the Summer months but this year my husband and I just went and we had a blast. It was so much fun. We did very well and paddled pretty good at the end. Also I only fell in once.
Take a day trip to another city // Choose a city nearby and just go there for the day exploring. We went to the Tegernsee and it looked so much libe the ocean there we instantly felt like on vacation.
Spend a weekend away // We went away for a weekend of family fun to the Bavarian Forest and it was great. A nice change cause we haven´t been away for quite some time and Emilia saw and experienced new things.
Spruce up your garden and stay home // If you are planning on going nowhere how about adding some great stuff for your kids to your garden like a sand box, a kids pool or a splash pad and a swing. You can spend weeks there entertaining them cause they won´t get tired or at least Emilia doesn´t. She loves her sand box and can spend hours in there.
Go to the zoo // Emilia loves all kinds of animals and this was the perfect way to show her all the animals from her books in real life. She was most interested in the meerkats.
Do cultural things // Only about 40 minutes away there is a templecomplexinspiredby all of thetemplesin Nepal. Beautifulgardensand new culturalfactsto learn about the country and the monks are behind every corner.
Some other things we didn´t do but would be fun I guess:
Climbing forest, go on vacation, parasailing, camping,
one of our favorite Summer activity is going to the swimming pool. Emilia loves the water and I enjoy it watching her splash around and play with her little friends and experience the water. Of couse everywhere we go I am pakcing a lot of stuff that needs to go with us and there is no exception here.
For beach bags I went back and forth but ultimately decided to get the O Bag Beach. I love O Bag and their concept of the possibility to put a personal touch on evey bag you get.
I got the O Bag Beach in white and selected the navy blue rope handles. It looks very nautical. Perfect for a beach themed bag.
What to pack into your beach bag
UV protecting hat // UV protection clothing is definitely necessary when you plan on spending the day outside by the pool. The sun is so much stronger near the water.
swaddles // I use these to cover her legs when she is sitting in the stroller. They are thin but still have the effects of a blanket.
towel // The hooded towels we got are perfect for sitting around after swimming. The towel doesn´t come off cause it is like a poncho plus it doubles as a blanket to warm up.
shovel // Emilia´s latest obsession. She is taking a shovel everywhere these days.
sun cream // SPF 50 is super important for every baby/toddler especially on pale childrens skin. We have used this sun lotion for the second summer now and we are very satisfied. Got the face lotion as well.
stacking cups // A huge hit whether it is the bath tub or the pool.
fishing net // Such a cute little game. The net comes with 4 little fish to catch with the net,
swim diapers // Definitely a must-have if you are swimming at a public pool. No one likes poop swimming around in the water.
Havaianas // Is there anything cuter than flip flops on a baby??!! This is our favorite brand. The whole family owns Havaianas so Emilia needed a pair too.
swim shoes // These have been pretty helpful cause the indoor pools are really slippery and the tiles by the outdoor pools are super hot in the heat. They are available in tons of colors and Emilia seems to like them a lot.
snack cup // Of course snacks should not be forgotten cause swimming makes hungry. This is great for your little one to pick one by one and not toss everything around.
pacifier // For sleeping in the car after all the splashing which is definitely everytime the case.
As you can see we have lots of stuff with us but the beach bag fits all of it. It is wipeable and washable in the sink which is amazing. Holds up great and the handles are thick and resistant.
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