The Dog Days of Summer.
We are holding on tight.
August is the perfect time to do all of the things on your summer bucket list that you haven’t gotten around to yet, whether it’s camping, cottaging, hiking, or taking a road trip. We have been busy playing tourist in our own city and exploring parks and nature paths that we’ve never visited. We’ve also taken small road trips and made new memories. Not to mention, we’ve been taking advantage of splash pads and sprinklers–you simply cannot go wrong!
On down times, wherever we are, we are able to access our Netflix on our devices or we bust out the popcorn and cuddle at home. We’ve been watching some adventure-inspiring titles like the ones listed below. Check them out!
Adventure for The Taking!
1. The Adventures of Tintin
2. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
3. Tad: The Lost Explorer
4. The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure
5. National Treasure
6. Labou and the Quest for the Lost Treasure
There’s nothing that can get you in an adventurous mood more than watching these titles! We watched National Treasure and the girls were blown away by all the signs that they tracked down in able to find the National Treasure. I love how they played with actual historic facts. Tin Tin was an action-packed, crime-fighting gem. Journey 2 The Mysterious Island, well, c’mon now–it’s The Rock. He never ever disappoints and he does family movies so well!
Adventurous Fun for The Littles.
- Dora The Explorer
- Wild Animal Baby Explorers
- Tree Fu Tom
- Rubbadubbers: Tubb’s Pirate Treasure
- A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures
- The Hive
Sometimes, you just have to watch some titles that cater just to the little ones. Dora the Explorer has been in our lives for a very, very long time. Gabby used to be obsessed with her and now, Mimi loves her too. Watching this show not only is fun and adventurous but, educational too. A Turtle’s Tale is a great movie, the characters are cute and the story–a great one! Tubb’s Pirate Treasure is perfect for all the little pirates in your life!
Gastronomes in The Making.
Being raised by not only 1 but, 2 self-proclaimed gastronome for parents, well, these girls had no chance! They love food and while they still can be picky like most kids are, we try to encourage them to be adventurous and try new things.
This is a quick and easy snack that incorporates hummus, food that some kids may not have tried or are too afraid to. Gabby made these herself and she loves hummus. They are ham, cheese and hummus pin wheels and cucumber hummus bowls with carrots to dip. You can see the full recipe, here.
How adventurous were you this summer?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.