We wrapped our Memorial Day with a moon walk on the shore just as the sun dipped behind the horizon. A storm somewhere off the coast lavished us with gifts of gray skies and high winds, but sunset? Sunset still delivered with a bright pink show, and as we walked on the edge of land and sea, the remnants of high winds twisting the waters far away washed over our feet and white foamy waves nipped at our knees.
We brought sparklers, a novel idea. It would have been a blast come nightfall, if we were able to light them. But the fierce winds had other ideas for our evening, so flinging sand and swaying to the rhythm of the guitar is what we did.
As soon as our car door opens and the salty air whips through, I smile. I've got this "packing a beach bag" thing down now, and though the evening doesn't call for the usual sun screen and SPF lip balm, one tip I love... baby powder. Sprinkle a little on your feet by the car and the last bits of sticky sand will wipe right off. Sprinkle a bit during that last diaper change when switching back from swim diaper to regular, and your baby will thank you for a fresh bottom rather than a sandy one.
And since it seems like we're either sun screened, soaked and swimming with friends or running out for a last minute quickie sunset at the beach... my new favorite and MUST have accessory for summer? A waterproof, dustproof and shockproof case for my iPhone, for Instagramming of course.
Which just so happened to be used very heavily this weekend, so that we could have the proper bike ride/beach music at our fingertips and my phone's camera at the ready.
Shown here with the bike mount, which easily attaches and keeps my phone secure. It also attaches easily to our stroller, and so we just clip it on whenever we need it!
My favorite use... underwater. Because I get images like this.
Want to try one? One commenter will be sent your very own LifeProof case in the color of your choice: black, white, pink or purple. You'll enjoy your sleek, fully sealed case, and since it's not bulky, you can still slip it in your pocket. All the features are still functional (which is huge), and it even comes with a waterproof headphone adaptor.
So imagine big, what can you do with your iPhone and LifeProof case? We're creating our Summer Bucket List right now, and with ideas shouted out like "build the biggest sandcastle ever" and "waterpark" and "road trip with nowhere in mind," we couldn't be more excited for summer.