// Summer is a Breeze - Win a 4Moms Breeze Playard!


When you have a rambunctious five year old, you're outside a lot. Especially when it's summertime. Toby is always getting into something, and as much as I'd love to chase him around the yard, sometimes I just have to lay low and supervise (but still cash in on that gorgeous sunshine!) Mike and I have worked tirelessly on our back deck over the past year, trying to turn it into a nice, tranquil place to entertain and relax. We still have a lot of work to do, but overall we love the feeling that the space provides. I can lounge on the hammock while Toby plays in the yard, or I can tend to our tiny container garden while we snack on lunch at the picnic table. And entertaining at night is a dream thanks to all of the twinklelights we've suspended from the big oak tree that towers over the area. Since Baby Flynn is set to make his arrival smack dab in the middle of Summer, I know I'll need a way to juggle both baby duty and outdoor activities. Enter our 4moms Breeze playard...

To be totally honest, I'm not very well versed in the world of playards... Toby had one when he'd visit us as a baby, but I never really fiddled with it. Instead I let Mike have the annoying task of setting it up and taking it down. I remember him voicing his frustrations on many occasions though. He wasn't looking forward to going through all of that again, so when we our Breeze was delivered he was skeptical. I pestered him to set it up so we could see what it was all about, and the look on his face when he pushed the little center button down was priceless! Y'all, that thing just slid right open... right then and there, with one push of a button. If you can imagine someone doing the "AWHHHHH!" sound, praising the heavens, that's what he looked like. All he said was "That was awesome." After he popped that baby out, we tossed in the mattress and tried on the bassinet attachment (I love that is spans the full width of the playard instead of being just a tiny little thing!) He was in love. I mean, I loved the way it set up and looked, but Mike was basically flabbergasted that it was so simple. Packing it up was jsut as easy... just a simple tug of a tab and boom! Done! He then went on to tell me how Toby's old playard set up and that's when I knew he was a Breeze believer haha! I'm not sure I've ever seen him get so excited over a piece of baby gear before!


The 4 photo series up top shows how simple it is to set up. It just pops out like a little spider (Toby calls it the "Spider Yard") and voila! Easy peasy. I can't vouch for how amazing it is for a little one quite yet, but based on this baby's actions the past few days, it's looking like it won't be much longer now! Since it's so hot and humid in Tennessee, I don't want to bother fiddling with things that take forever to set up and move. I think the Breeze will be a perfect addition to our outdoor entertaining this season.

Toby is over the moon about his baby brother coming soon. Every single time I have a doctor's appointment he asks "Is __(baby's name)__ coming out of you today?" haha! In these particular photos he was sitting on the deck telling us about how he planned on teaching his little brother what tools were what and how they were used. Things like that absolutely make my heart swell and I can't wait to be the mom of two boys... and yes, those are totally words I never thought I'd say! ha!

And what makes me even more excited to be partnering up with 4moms is the fact that I now get to give one of you your very own Breeze playard! This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents, and one very lucky winner will be chosen at random later this week! Now get to entering because if this thing is half as amazing as it seems, you're going to want one of your own! Good luck, friends! xo (You can also follow along with the rest of the 4moms Breeze Blog Tour and enter to win a Breeze every. single. day!)

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209 comments:

  1. Favorite summer tradition is everything related to the Fourth of July, hands down :)

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  2. Swimming is probably my favorite summertime activity.

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  3. My favorite summertime tradition is... probably hiding inside in the air conditioning. But every now and then when it's not so blistering, Jason and I drag our adirondack chairs out under a shady tree spot with a couple of drinks and just hang out and read for a couple of hours, with the dog curled up at our feet... and that's definitely one of my favorite things in the world.

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  4. My favorite summer time tradition is seeing the fireworks out at my grandmother's lake on the 4th of July! : )

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  5. FAVORITE SUMMER TRADITION IS CAMPING WITH THE FAMILY!!!

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  6. I've been looking at these play yards for a while now! It looks so much nicer than our brown plaid playard!!!

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  7. My favorite summer tradition is cooking out and spending all day with my family on the Fourth of July, which is also my favorite holiday.

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  8. Yaaaay! I love this giveaway!!
    Our favorite summer tradition is definitely hanging outside on those warm summer nights eating watermelon 'til we burst & catching fireflies! Simple + easy + outdoor living is what summer is all about ;)

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  9. Our favorite summer tradition is our family vacation to the beach, where we eat too much fudge, get too much sand in our shoes, too much sun on our shoulders, and laugh more than we have all year.

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  10. My favorite summer tradition is our family vacation to the beach! Sand, boardwalk fudge, popsicles, castles, big waves (and hair), hugs, and laughter.

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  11. What an amazing opportunity. WIth baby #6 coming soon, this would be an awesome addition to replace our old playset.

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  12. favorite summer tradition is summer pit fires, especially when we're roasting marshmallows and making smores!

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  13. S'mores! And the drive-in movie theater in our small town. Those two are tied.

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  14. I would love to win this for my younger sister who is about to have my nephew!

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  15. My favorite summer tradition is a pretty basic one.... family days at the beach! Complete with lots of picnic foods. :)

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  16. (Souders is now my last name) my favorite summer tradition is going to the local fair and getting funnel cake with my husband. It's so fun to be in that atmosphere!

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  17. (Name is now lindsey souders =] ) my favorite summer tradition is going to our local fair and getting funnel cake with my husband. I just love that atmosphere!

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  18. My favorite summer tradition is our Fourth of July get together with family. We make special desserts, have a firework competition, and just enjoy our siblings / kids!

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  19. My favorite summer tradition is easy....kayaking and fishing on the river every weekend. So great!

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  20. Well, we've only done it for one year so far, but I think it is a tradition-in-the-making: going to a 4th of July BBQ at church and then going to a huge local fireworks display. The kids have been talking about it all year, so I think we've got to do it again this year! :-)

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  21. Not sure if my first comment went through because I didn't get any indication one way or the other, so trying again: 4th of July BBQ at church and then seeing fireworks!

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  22. Our favorite is summer evening picnics at the outdoor theater.

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  23. Our favorite summer activity is smores in the backyard and having a little "camp out" close to home :)

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  24. ah this looks so wonderful!! i'm pregnant with our first and continually navigating and trying to figure out what to buy and where to start!

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  25. AND... my favorite summer tradition is going back home over the fourth of July and spending so much time with family and friends continuing the traditions we had growing up!

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  26. Our camping trips are always my favorite summer tradition, really bummed I am 9 months pregnant and our tent camping was kind of out of the question this summer. Having a breeze play yard would make a whole lot easier too once the little one arrives any day now! :)

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  27. I have a 2 yr. old and due with #2 so we have been making our way through new territory the last few summers! So I guess our traditions would be spending as much time outside and with our friends as possible!

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  28. Grilling out with the fam - especially clams on the grill for apps

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  29. Awesome giveaway! I have been lusting after ALL the 4moms products. We have a huge back yard but it needs a lot of work - I'd say my favorite summer tradition is grilling out with friends (either at our house or theirs) - everyone brings their own stuff to grill (meat, veggie burgers, veggies) and sides to share. The kids play and the grownups sit and chat.

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  30. Our families favorite summer tradition is going to Lake Erie in Michigan every summer. We always have a great time.

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  31. walking alot and playing outside.

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  32. Our favorite Summer Tradition would have to be going camping with the family! I also really enjoy campfires in our back yard and swimming with the kiddos too.

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  33. My fav summer tradition is having fires in our back "yard". We live in the city, but I grew up in the woods, and having a little fire in our fire pit with marshmallows and s'mores makes me feel like I'm back in Vermont!

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  34. My favorite summer tradition is watching fireworks and eating s'mores by the campfire.

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  35. The 4th of July at the beach with family and friends!

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  36. My favorite summer tradition is nice long evening dinners on the screen porch with some good conversation.

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  37. My favorite summer tradition is our huge extended family 4th of July BBQ - so fun!

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  38. This looks awesome! I can see why Mike is totally excited!! Also, sneaky sneaky not telling the baby name yet ;)

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  39. Hanging at the river during the summer sustains me through the cold months!

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  40. my favorite summer tradition is grilling and eating outside.

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  41. July 1st boat to the fireworks to watch from the water!

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  42. My favourite wold be when our family goes out for Canada Day on the boat to watch the fireworks! Always a blast!

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  43. Just love spending summer with my older kids out of school.

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  44. Favorite summer time tradition is to just spending time with the older kids out of school

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  45. There are so many things I love about summer. Lake trips, campfires, hikes!

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  46. Going to cold water lake in Michigan!!

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  47. We enjoy Friday night picnics in the park

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  48. My favorite summer tradition is going to visit my aunts and uncles we all meet up in New Jersey its a lot of fun!

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  49. We dont really have any traditions. One of my favorite things is our family reunions we have every year if you can consider that a tradition.

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  50. My family enjoys Friday night picnics in the park

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  51. Going to pool Bbq's on the three summer holidays! We do it every year :)

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  52. Somehow it takes so much effort to get a deck just how you want it.

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  53. I would love to win this! It looks like a "breeze" to set up. :)

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  54. Favorite summer tradition is bbqing for the fourth of July with friends and family in our backyard:)

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  55. My favorite summer tradition has to be all the 4th of July celebrations! Parade, BBQ, fireworks! The best :)

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  56. Favorite tradition would be barbecuing in our backyard celebrating all the summer holidays with family and friends

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  57. I would love to win this! It looks like a "breeze" to set up!

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  58. Relaxing on the beach feeling sand on my toes.

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  59. The best memories our family has made to date are all day lake days, listening to oldies on the way there and back, tubing, skiing, and learning the art of a good "float"

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  60. 4moms actually looks more being outside! others can not be set out side!!!

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  61. Spending time with family at the cottage on the river!

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  62. I would definitely say that going for walks with my boyfriend is one of my most favorite things to do in the summer.

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  63. Every 4th of July weekend, we hold a big crab feast with our friends & family. This will be our 27th year…and it's one of my favorite days of the year!

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  64. grilling out and enjoying hot summer days in the pool!!

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  65. Going to the river and camping!

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  66. Every 4th of July weekend, we have a big crab feast with all our friends & family. This will be our 27th year…and it's one of my favorite days of the year!

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  67. Every 4th of July weekend, we have a big crab feast with all our friends & family. This will be our 27th year…and it's one of my favorite days of the year!

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  68. my fave summer tradition is my hubby grilling out and enjoying the pool on hot summer days....relaxing with the family is THE best!!

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  69. My favorite summer tradition is spending time with family in Northern Wisconsin on the lake.

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  70. We spend most of it where I grew up in a beach town enjoying the ocean, beach & boardwalk. Wish we could raise our kids there, but it's so great to spend most of our summers there!

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  71. We spend most of it where I grew up in a beach town enjoying the ocean, beach & boardwalk. Wish we could raise our kids there, but it's so great to spend most of our summers there!

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  72. BBQing out back with the family!

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  73. Bonfires, swimming, and 4th of July parties!

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  74. fav summer tradition is killing a pig and having a huge party

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  75. My favorite summer tradition is BBQing and having a beer

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  76. I love to go camping and swimming but this year may be the first year we don't go

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  77. We love hiking, camping and canoeing in the summer.

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  78. Lots of swimming with my daughter <3

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  79. I love being outdoors and picnics!! Congrats on your growing family!

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  80. Taking a family trip to the zoo

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  81. Seems like such a great item for a new mamma! Thank you for such a good/helpful review.

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  82. Seems like a great item for a new mamma! Thank you for the helpful review.

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  83. My favorite summer tradition is going to the beach and grilling out with family and friends!

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  84. I love roadtripping to Texas to visit our family, and spend time with them doing fun summer things like going to the zoo, the park, the lake, having picnics, going swimming... This year it will be even more memorable since we just had our first babies (twins!) of our own.

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  85. Traveling across state will become so much easier with a breeze

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  86. Catching fireflys in the early evening and then setting them free!

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  87. My favorite summer tradition is going to the lake with the kids and fishing!

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  88. My favorite summer tradition is going to Myrtle Beach with my family every year. A nice week spent relaxing with family on the beach can't be beat!

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  89. We are always outside and this would come in handy!!

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  90. Favorite summer tradition is hanging out poolside with the family.

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  91. My biggest kiddo's birthday party!

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  92. We like to go to the CT shoreline and just relax :)

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  93. Making homemade ice cream! My kids love it!
    -Arianah Watts

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  94. my fave summertime tradition is eating ice cream sandwiches in my grandparents backyard on the hammock :)

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  95. Favorite summer tradition is going for walks together as a family. we have a blast and get to make lots of memories. :)

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  96. My favorite summer time tradition is relaxing by our pool while my hubby grills out. :)

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  97. My favourite summer tradition would be finally getting a chance to spend quality time with family and with a new edition to the family nothing would be better to have a small getaway where we can BBQ outside, play games, late nights and just be there together as a family! -

    really really hope I can be lucky this time :( This would be perfect for us

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  98. My favourite summer tradition would be finally getting a chance to spend quality time with family and with a new edition to the family nothing would be better to have a small getaway where we can BBQ outside, play games, late nights and just be there together as a family! -

    really really hope I can be lucky this time :( This would be perfect for us

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  99. Now with a precious 3 month old little boy, my summer has been loaded with a lot of going to the park, shop around with baby along, visit grandparents and anything that involves the baby getting some fresh air and distraction. It seems like it will be my new summer tradition from now on! :)

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  100. Our favorite summer tradition is going to see fireworks downtown on the 4th of July. We love the time we get to spend together every year.

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  101. I LOVE to go camping! I love the fresh mountain air, the smell of the campfire, the food, the sounds of the night when sitting around talking about favorite past times and watching the for shooting stars streak across the sky.

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  102. My oldest son's birthday is the 4th of July, and we've started making that day down on the waterfront a tradition. We start the day with cake for his birthday and end it with fireworks over the water- its quite awesome!

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  103. My favorite summer tradition is my uncle's annual cookout.

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  104. My favorite summer tradition is visiting my family and having backyard cookouts.

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  105. Making Korean snowballs and going camping.

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  106. I love going to the park and finding new places to visit

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  107. My favorite summer tradition is going to the lake

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  108. My favorite summer tradition is the few days we spend annually renting a cabin. Spending time outdoors and relaxing is so refreshing!

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  109. Cindy B (on rc/fb) ~ one of my favorite summer traditions is definitely picking blueberries.

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  110. Baseball games with the family for my birthday.

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  111. My favorite tradition is going to the drive-in!

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  112. We go camping every year, its good wholesome fun :)
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  113. Favorite summer tradition has to be all those wonderful beach days we have. Watching the sun set as a family is something I cherish a lot during summer. With baby #2 on the way I look forward to still being able to have those days.

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  114. We love going to parties especially the July 4 one in DC at our friends house.

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  115. I loved going to overnight camp. I can't wait until I can send my kids!

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  116. My fav tradition is getting together for a huge cookout.

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  117. We love going to lake Erie and this would be such a blessing to have at the beach!

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  118. we go camping and spend the time with great family and friends!

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  119. We go camping with family and friends!

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  120. Perfect for trips to the lake!

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  121. Would love to win -- this is so simple and easy, perfect for a new mom!

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  122. eating ice cream every chance we get!

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  123. Spending a week by Lake Michigan enjoying the beach and resort life is one of my favorite parts of summer. Also, fireworks!

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  124. Love hanging out in the yard in the hammock or taking walks with my husband and family.

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  125. Favorite summer tradition is definitely heading to the lake any chance we can get! Floating, boating, and grilling. No better way to spend summertime.

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  126. Favorite summer tradition is heading to the lake every chance we get! Floating, boating, and grilling. No better way to spend summertime! :)

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  127. My favorite summer tradition is going camping with my family! A breeze would be perfect for that!

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  128. Spending time with family, taking road trips, grilling out.

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  129. Spending time with family, taking road trips, grilling out.

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  130. Going to Disney World this year was awesome for my kids. Grilling out, picnics, beaches and time with family.

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  131. Spending time with family and friends!

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  132. My favorite summer tradition is going to the beach for 4th of July. They do fireworks out in the ocean and it is so cool! My little girl is due next Wednesday (July 2nd) so we won't be going this year. It will be so fun for her to see them every year around her birthday though!!

    Thank you!
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  133. Sipping lemonade at the beach with my family has to be my fave tradition! Cannot wait until my babe gets here in a few weeks, so we can start new ones!

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  134. We go to the beach every summer. There is nothin glide a little sand between your toes!

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  135. My favorite Summer tradition is cooking out on the grill with friends and family!

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  136. Reading! For whatever reason I always get in a reading mood at summer time. Maybe it was all those summer reading challenges as a kid...

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  137. My favorite summer tradition is making homemade ice cream on the back porch!

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  138. I love our yearly summer family beach trip! We don't get to take vacations much, so I look foward to a few days of sun and sand and good food with the family :)

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  139. This play yard sounds too good to be true! I didn't get a play yard with my first because everyone said how annoying they were to set up. But this one seems perfect for my baby on the way!

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  140. This play yard sounds too good to be true! I didn't get one for my first because everyone said how annoying they were to set up. But this one seems perfect for my baby on the way!

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  141. My favorite summer tradition is traveling to visit family. Now that our twins are older I'm really excited to make new traditions, especially for the 4th!

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  142. Favorite summer time is going to BC to visit my family =) never a dull moment there ! Family's Forever !

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  143. Going to BC to visit my family,, never a dull moment,, family's Forever =)

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  144. Barbeque, fresh lemonade, homemade blackberry cobbler....I am a country foodie in summertime!

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  145. My favorite summer tradition is spending 4th of July at the lake!

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  146. My favorite summer tradition is drinking a beer on the porch with my husband in the dark! Summer nights are so beautiful, and I live in a dark-sky city so we have SO many stars!

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  147. Our usual summer tradition is going to the beach or Lake but this year I'm in my 3rd trimester so I'm staying inside with a snow cone! (Miriam Matheny)

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  148. summer traditions have changed for me... Up until I was 23 I always had to go to the beach and 18-23 I had to go to this place where it was an old rock quarry and go rock climbing, without ropes. Ha ha, and jumping off cliffs into the river.... Then I was a passenger in a vehicle where the driver nodded off and hit a brick wall/building doing 70 mph and my airbag was turned off and that was 7 years ago and I am paralyzed from the shoulders down. So now my summer traditions is to just try and get outside as much as I can. Since I cannot for the 8-9 months of winter we have here in northern Minnesota

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  149. My favorite summer tradition is bbqing, more specifically: slightly burned hotdogs with ketchup, lettuce, and tomato. so good and i can only eat them during the summer for some reason!

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  150. BBQs with the family and going on a girls trip to Lake Tahoe!

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  151. Going on a beach vacation!

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  152. I love camping and would love even more to have a breeze to put my little man in
    While we are camping!!

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  153. A road trip! We have been trying to start that tradition and so far so good!

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  154. BBQ party on Fourth of July

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  155. Sit in the car and watch lightning volts hit the tall buildings.

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  156. My favorite summer tradition is catching fireflies (or lightning bugs as we call them)! :)

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  157. Favorite summer tradition is swimming! Ocean, freshwater, pools- whatever! Love to swim.

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  158. favorite summer tradition is swimming!

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  159. Our family trip to the outerbanks in NC!

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  160. Such an awesome giveaway! Bonfires with friends will always have a special place in my heart.

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  161. my favorite summer traditions are reading a book by the pool and barbeques!

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  162. my favorite summer traditions are reading a book by the pool and barbeques!

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  163. My favorite summer traditions are reading by the pool and barbeques!

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  164. I love reading by the pool and barbeques!

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  165. summer grilling, the cabin on the 4th for the boat parade, evening walks as a family and the state fair!!!

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  166. My favorite summer tradition is family water balloon fight!!!

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  167. My favorite summer tradition is Sunday cook outs at my dads house.

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  168. My favorite summer tradition is the fireworks! I take my kids outside our apartment and we watch them while laying on a blanket nothing fancy but perfection!

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  169. we're looking forward to starting a new summer tradition once baby arrives -- dinner on the back porch, while he naps in the breeze (and the Breeze!) next to us.

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  170. Reading and relaxing outside! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  171. My favorite summer tradition is late froyo runs & sitting out to enjoy the summer nights!

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  172. Late froyo runs and enjoying it in the warm summer nights

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  173. Making homemade blackberry cobbler and fried corn with my momma!

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  174. We like going to the park and having a picnic.

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  175. My favorite summer tradition is lying around outside in a blanket and eating Popsicle with my kids!

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