Summer Unleashed

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I have to say that summer has a whole new meaning to me this year. On one hand, I feel a wee bit rushed to get the most out of it because Baby C is due in August and on the other hand I’m trying to take things slow because of Baby C’s August arrival. But mostly, I just want to create lasting memories with our little family before we become a foursome. Since school was out in New York City on June 28th, we made a bee-line for the Poconos on the 29th to spend a couple nights at our favorite, kid-friendly getaway, The Great Wolf Lodge.


We were here back in November and I can honestly say that while equally as fun – it’s a completely different experience in the summer! (You can read about our last visit, here. They do some pretty special things to celebrate Christmas!) This time, we got to hang out in the sweet sunshine, which to me is what summer is all about, plus share our favorite kid style for summer from our friends at The Children’s Place, Tom and Teddy and Real Kids Shades – so much fun! (Keep scrolling for a chance to win all these summer goodies plus a trip for you and your family, too!)


We shared the experience with our friends, just like last time, so you will see Branden and his best bud Matty having too much fun playing models in the water. We always turn to The Children’s Place for great priced summer gear, well actually, year round gear and we always love how durable and trendy everything is. Check out all their cool options for swim for all ages!

// Bathing Suits and Rash Guards c/o The Children’s Place //


I really have no words for this shot right here. These two are too much in their Real Kids Shades, which come in baby through youth sizes, are virtually unbreakable and block 100% of the sun’s harmful rays.


// Sunglasses c/o Real Kids Shases //

Check out our video experience!

If you weren’t convinced yet, check out the insider peak at these insane slides. I was secretly pretty upset that I couldn’t ride them this time because of the pregnancy, but got my fill riding the lazy river round and round and by dipping my feet in the hot tub. There’s always next time, right? But you can see just how much fun they are by the look and screams from Branden.

We are huge fans of the super cute Daddy and me swim trunks from Tom and Teddy and I truly believe these moments capture everything that the brand stands for – quality time with Dad. Each suit is finished super soft and UV protected. How cute are these two in their matching Green Waves Shorts as they created lasting memories in the water slide tubes?!



// Bathing suits c/o Tom and Teddy//


This is what summer is all about and I’m so happy to have had this fun experience with our family and friends to literally unleash summer. I can’t wait for everything else these next weeks bring and the adventures that new motherhood will bring in August (because from what I remember – it can be easily compared to riding those water slides!). Thanks again Great Wolf Lodge for amazing memories! How are you and your family unleashing summer?


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