We have BLT's for dinner. There's something about this meal that just screams summer. Jason fries the bacon and he always burns the last few pieces just for me. The toaster can't keep up with us.
You know it's summer when we visit Festival Park in Elgin. Kole loves running around in the fountain and getting splashed by the water. This place is usually packed so you have to be a little careful about other bigger kids running around. Kole gets knocked down at least once each time we've gone, but it doesn't seem to phase him. It's also a fun place to sit and people watch. This time I saw a kid's diaper fall off. It was all huge and puffed up from the water, which was hilarious in itself, then the thing just dropped and he ran around all naked!
You know it's summer when there is lots and lots of iced coffee. This kind is my favorite!
You know it's summer when chubby little legs stick through the holes of a baby swing. We walk to the park by our house almost every single day. It's so fun to watch these kids play together. And Kole is only a little bit territorial of the slide. This photo and the one below it were edited using the A Beautiful Mess photo app. It's free and one of my favorite apps for photos!
You know it's summer when this little man gets to golf. He is the cutest. He hits it and shouts, "in the hole!" You can tell he watches lots of golf on TV with his dad.
You know it's summer when tiny babies wear big ole' hats. There is nothing cuter.
You also know it's summer when we make frequent visits to Van's Custard. Last fall they moved locations from Carpentersville to East Dundee, which happens to be right where we live! We can walk there in about five minutes. I used to think this was a good thing, but it's becoming kind of dangerous. Van's is family owned and they are the nicest people who really get to know their customers. Their custard is delicious. Each day they have a "flavor of the day" some of which include Nutella, Toasted Coconut, and Birthday Cake. They even have special flavors like Guiness for St. Patrick's Day and Carrot Cake for Easter.
At their new location they now serve burgers and fries. My husband is a huge fan of their burgers. And I highly recommend the sweet potato fries. If you're looking for a new place to eat and enjoy good food, you really need to check them out!
And finally, you know it’s summer when we head up north! We’re up here now and soaking up every second. We had an amazing 4th of July spent with family and friends. Here are a few pictures of our time so far. There’s more to come later!