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There are some memories that will stay with us long after childhood is gone. One of them is summer vacations so we have to make the best of them! Sure, there are major memories that we’ll do like taking the coveted Walt Disney World vacation, a trip via an airplane or even a road trip. However, we did something last year that we think will continue every year as a yearly tradition – beach day. We took one full day off of work, ditched the cell phones and iPads and spent one long uninterrupted day at the beach with family.
We initially came up with the idea of beach day to take advantage of our California weather without the beach crowd. We shared the idea with family and pretty soon it was like a family reunion! We met at the beach with our sunbrella, coolers, beach towels, chairs and lots of food. We made sure to take a wagon with us because our youngest was only 7 months old and we knew that he would probably not like to nap on the floor. It was all very unofficial and casual but we all had a blast and we look forward to doing it again this year, but with some adjustments. We’ll be setting a date ahead of time to ensure that everyone can get off of work and down there at the same time. We’re also a thinking potluck-style reunion so sundries and food can be contributed and we don’t have 8 bottles of sunscreen between us. Maybe this year we’ll extend our day even further and wait for the sunset so we can roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Whatever we end up doing, I’m sure that our annual beach day will stay with the kids long after they are out and out of the house. Who knows, maybe they’ll continue the tradition and their kids will also enjoy an annual beach day too!
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A 20-something Latina mom of two young boys who is always on the go. Living Mi Vida Loca is her outlet where she gets to talk about where she’s been, what products she is using, and what she’s watching. She refuses to compromise style, beauty or fun.
In a comment below, tell me something you do with your kids that you hope turns into a future family tradition for generations to come?