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Starting The Summer Break At The Spray Park In Celebration Park

Spray Park at the Celebration Park in Allen, TX

Summer is just around the corner my friends.  What are your plans to beat the heat? Are you heading to the beach or to a cold place this summer?

While you are in the process of finalizing your summer vacation plans, take your kids to splash park or a spray park near you. Children enjoy anything involving water fun during the summer.

My cousin and a few mom friends took our girls to the spray park in Allen.  It is quite a bit of a drive but we like it there better because the spray park has more than five water play equipment that the children enjoy. Next to the spray park is a big playground  with swings and all.  There is also a pavilion with tables and chairs for picnics. For some relaxation time, visitors can also enjoy having a good conversation under the shady trees along side of the spray park.

Banana Boat Sunscreen and sunglasses.

There is so much joy in the children’s eyes splashing and playing with the water in the spray park. Just don’t forget to re-apply your trusted sunscreen on your little ones’ skin for protection against the harmful sun rays. My darling daughter and I use Banana Boat Sunscreen Spray with SPF 50+. It is non-greasy and easy to apply sunscreen spray. Important:  Close eyes when spraying on the face. Sunglasses are an essential this summertime, too. They protect your eyes from harmful glare of the sun. For glare sensitive people like me, I always wear sunglasses outdoors. They are a must-have accessories.

So whatever you decide to do outdoors this summer, always bring sunscreen and wear sunglasses.

Snow and Hard Freeze Warning

We got some snow here in North Texas including Collin County this afternoon and hard freeze warning is up until tomorrow, Saturday, morning according to NWS Dallas-Fort Worth.

Y’all be extra careful on the road and stay warm in your homes. Don’t go out unless very necessary.  For more information visit http://www.weather.gov/fwd/ .

Special Events: National Night Out 2016

Air medics helicopter taking off.

Air medics helicopter taking off.

We had a great night at the National Night Out last two Tuesdays ago. It was an event that we’re looking forward to every October of the year.  This National Night Out or NNO is held in appreciation to our community’s first responders (see: responder).

Air medics helicopter

Air medics helicopter

 

John Deere barrel ride

John Deere barrel ride

 

K9 Show Photo from my other site: http://www.brightbundles.com/

K9 Show
Photo from my other site: http://www.brightbundles.com/

There are so many activities going in a National Night Out:  pony rides, bounce houses, giveaways from sponsors, free food, free music, K9 show, barrel ride…to name a few. This also a good time to meet and know your neighbors.  This way, we can help each other in fighting crimes in our communities. This is held usually in big areas like city parks.

After all the fun activities, NNO always ended with a fabulous fireworks show.  We loved it.

Tips to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Experience

Plenty of homeowners invest time and energy creating an abode that they can live in for many years. While the interior of a home is certainly important, the exterior of a home needs to be remembered as well. There are some helpful tips to remember in order to create a beautiful outdoor experience that residents and visitors will enjoy.

Grass and Shrubs

A good starting point to consider when looking at enhancing an outdoor experience is the grass and shrubs that are in a yard. It can be easy to overlook the importance of keeping the grounds neat and trim. However, grounds that look lovely can help other parts of the yard look great as well. It can help to invest in fertilizer in order to keep a lawn look good during the spring and summer months. In terms of shrubs and trees, remember to do the pruning in the spring and not the fall. While it may be difficult to prune, take note that an individual can always take more off but cannot put it back on. Furthermore, pruning a tree or a shrub can ensure that it stays healthy and vibrant.

Solid Surfaces

A patio can be an excellent way to protect people from many types of bugs that can lurk in the grass. Not only that, but it can be an excellent place to hold a grill, patio furniture and other types of décor that can make an outdoor experience be fun. A walkway to a backyard and a driveway that is paved can be great ways to enhance the look of a home that will stay neat and solid for many years. A deck can be a fantastic way for people to enjoy time outdoors without having to touch the ground that may be warm or cold due to the weather. Remember there are professionals, such as driveway paving contractors Fort Worth Texas trusts in, that provide solid results.

Paying close attention to the grounds as well as to solid surfaces can certainly enhance the appearance of a yard. Furthermore, it can create a great atmosphere to enjoy time outdoors. Some people like to invest in new patio furniture and other types of patio décor that can give each individual a comfortable experience when outside. The investment and time that is spent can certainly be worth the terrific results.