Celebrating Summer with BRITAX #CelebrateConBritax

Disclosure: As a Britax Latina Blogger/Advisory Board Member (and in partnership with Mami Innovative Media), this post is part of a sponsored outreach. All opinions expressed are my own.

There have been so many things my family has enjoyed this summer.  We’ve tried to get out of the house as much as possible to enjoy the gorgeous (for the most part) weather.  We’ve visited parks, museums, playgrounds, water parks, restaurants, and still have a few road trips planned.  It’s exhausting, for sure, but staying in just isn’t one of my strong suits.

Here’s a look at a few of the things we’ve done so far:

We visited a farm. (Lamb’s Farm in Libertyville, IL)

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We had some great food. (Rainforest Café in Gurnee, IL)

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We let loose. (Ball Factory in Naperville, IL)

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We hung out at a few children’s museums. (Exploration Station in Bourbonnais, IL)

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And pretended to be pirates. (Exploration Station)
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We visited a few parks. (Country Lakes Park in Naperville, IL)

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And of course a splash pad. (Sunset Splash Pad in Lake in the Hills, IL)

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And a waterpark too. (Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville, IL)

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We even picked some strawberries. (Cody’s Farm in Marengo, IL).

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We’ve had a heck of a summer so far, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Of course, I know how fortunate we have been to be able to do all the things that my restless-self wants to do.  I’m giving my kids the education of experience and am so grateful.  So, yes, I’m celebrating my summer and all the things we’ve been able to do.

At the same time, I wouldn’t feel as secure as I have been on my (sometimes very long) excursions across the state if it wasn’t for the trust I put in Britax.  From their car seats to their stroller line, there is none other that I would trust as much as Britax.  My family’s safety is of utmost importance to me and Britax eases my mind when it comes to my little one.

Celebrate Con Britax

I still have lots more planned this summer, and I’m glad to have Britax along for the ride.

What’s your favorite memory so far this summer?

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