Summer fun this Labor Day weekend

Summer is coming to an end and like me, you might be stressing over all the things you planned on doing this summer but haven’t gotten around to just yet. But do not worry! You can still celebrate the season this holiday weekend and check some summer to do’s off your list! Labor Day is fast approaching, so here are some ideas to make the most of it!

If you’re not traveling for the holiday, why not camp in your backyard for a night? Super easy and loads of fun. Make it even better by roasting some marshmallows and watching a movie on your laptop or iPad in the tent with the kiddos. A lot of stores are having great sales on summer camping gear too!

Speaking of travel, if you are heading out of town, try to pack light. I am a serial over-packer, but since having a baby and in an effort to make my life simple, I try to pack lighter these days. My strategy is to start with everything I want, and then pick 5-7 things to leave at home. My husband is a great packer, so I try to mimic what he is packing too. BUT, the one thing I can never have enough of: baby wipes. They solve all life’s problems. Shameless plug: rent all your baby and toddler gear from Babierge!

Haven’t gotten into the water as much as you wished this summer? Go this weekend! Yes, it might be busy, but oh well! Plan ahead, leave early, pack lunch, and enjoy spending time in the water with your fellow Washingtonians. Some great spots are: Confluence Park, Lake Chelan, Rotary Park, the unofficially-name “Bimbo Beach” in East Wenatchee, Crescent Bar Recreation Area, Moses Lake, and on and on.

Or spend some time in the kitchen with your little ones. Bake cookies or treats to deliver on Labor Day (Monday) to your local service agencies (hospitals, firehouses, police departments, etc.). This is a great way to show your appreciation to folks who work hard so we can enjoy a holiday and is a good lesson for the kiddos!

Need a summer date night? Go see Guns N’ Roses at the Gorge. Who doesn’t love some classic rock on a hot, summer night? Tickets are still available on many sites. Make sure you wear your cut-off shorts, classic rock t-shirt, and of course, big hair!

Cheers to Labor Day! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

(Top photo: Wenatchee World/Reilly Kneedler.. Adyson Roelle, 6, Moses Lake, splashes at Rotary Park in 2015.)