These are a few of our favorite things (I think I hear Julie Andrews singing!!).
The KPP Board has put together some of our top picks for the summer to share with you below. What are yours?
Stick and spray sunscreen wins hands down!
Both Ashlie & Casey pick the Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Stick. The kids can even put it on themselves. No stinging eyes means no crying kids!
Katharine: Sun Bum face stick. Smells great! The facestick makes it easy to put on and doesn't get in your eyes. It's our year round face sunscreen for kids and adults -- swimming and skiing! You can buy it at the grocery store, too.
Malia: Alba Botanica spray all the way!
BEST POOL FLOATIE OR TOY
Ashlie: The hammock floatie! $14 or less, and both adults & kids love it.
BEST GOGGLES THAT DON'T LEAK
Bobbi: Portzon Dynamics Swim Goggles -- inexpensive, don't leak, and anti-fog
Katharine: My kids like a full mask style goggle like the Cressi Wide View Swim Mask, since it's easier to put on and gives them better visibility in the water. The googles fit tight, and kids don't complain about them leaking. They've also lasted for more than a full year of swimming!
FAVORITE POOL COVER-UP
Casey: I love caftans! Easy, breezy, and dries fast. My favorites are found on Amazon and are inexpensive: Check some out here or search "caftan" or "beach cover-up."
Amber: Easy answer... one of our KPP shirts, of course!
BEST PLACE TO BUY A SWIMSUIT
Ashlie: Just Between Friends sale in Castle Rock Just Between Friends (jbfsale.com)
Casey: For the kids, I always go to Once Upon a Child (on Countyline Rd) and buy gently used suits for cheap.
Bobbi: Amazon for Adults, and Sierra Trading Post for the kids
BEST WAY TO SPEND A RAINY SUMMER DAY
Malia: At home on the couch with some hot tea, perfectly paired with a Gilmore Girls marathon!
FAVORITE POOL-SIDE DRINK
Bobbi: Water... boring LOL
Casey: Since no glass is allowed at the pool for safety reasons, I prefer a canned wine like Underwood on a Friday or Saturday evening at KPP :). A sommelier might die at the thought of wine in a can... but I don't mind a bit LOL. Cheers!
FAVORITE FOOD TO GRILL ON A SUMMER NIGHT
Rod: Carne asada from Costco is the bomb on the grill with some tortillas and cilantro diced fresh onions and some jalapeño crema... call it "BBQ tacos at the pool"
BEST KPP MEMORY
Bobbi: Watching both of my kids jump into the water off the diving board for the first time!
Ashlie: Sunday family dinners poolside
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Happy summer 2023!!