Summertime at Innsbrook

Summertime at Innsbrook is the best.  It includes family and tons of outdoor time.  What could be better?  Some photos from our trip last weekend:

It was William’s first time on a boat.  He was so ready for it!

william ready for boat

The beautiful lake on a gorgeous day.


We had the cutest drivers and best looking crew.


Steph and I with our babies.

aud steph boat

Audrey has to be touching William AT ALL TIMES.

But if you’re going to spend a day in the sun, you obviously need proper protection.

block island sunscreen

my attempt at posing with the sunscreen. errr……

Block Island Organics recently sent me a bottle of their sunscreen to review.  This was the perfect weekend to try it out. I’ve been hesitant to wear sunscreen this summer because whatever I wore would most likely get on William and I didn’t want that to include chemicals.  So I’ve pretty much stayed out of the sun to avoid needing sunscreen.  However, Block Island Organics is different.

Their philosophy is to actively enjoy the outdoors with the motto “Play Smart. Play Safe. Non-Toxic Suncare.”  As such, they strive to make safe, effective and lovable suncare products.  Their sunscreens are non-toxic mineral based (zinc and titanium), as opposed to chemical based.  Their products are non-comedogenic, vegan formulated, paraben free, phthalate free, nano particle free, artificial fragrance free, non-eye irritating, not tested on animals, made in the USA and highly rated by the Environmental Working Group.  They even have a Baby SPF 30 which will come in handy once William is in the sun more.

Since I lathered my arms and chest in this, it obviously touched William’s skin, but I felt ok about it.  This sunscreen is a bit pricier than other brands, but you have to consider what it is (really, what itz not! Chemicals!).  For one week, Block Island Organics is offering readers a 20% discount code valid from August 1-7, 2014.  Get it while itz hot! (Get it? Ha.)

A weekend at Innsbrook is not complete without cousins and a campfire.


And roasting marshmallows, ooooobviously.

My dad and Jonny (aka pyros) got the fire going once again in the morning.

dad jonny innsbrook

Lots of babywearing happened, too.  Actually, it happened most when my family went out on the boat for the first time.  Rain was in the forecast and I didn’t want to get caught on the lake in the rain with William, so we stayed back.  While babywearing him, I decided to do a little workout and walked up and down the stairs 30 times.  Fit momma for the win!

babywearing innsbrook

What does summertime look like for you?

22 thoughts on “Summertime at Innsbrook

  1. Stairs with a baby on front = IMPRESSIVE and very good way to get that exercise in…I’ll have to remember that one. Summertime for us usually (bit different right now) looks like bon fires, evening walks, pool time at my parents 🙂

  2. Summer means lots of walks on the lakeshore path, the farmer’s market, a trip to the beach, wearing my hair in a ponytail nearly everyday, and fresh air/open windows at night!

  3. 1st of all – LOVE your suit! Also, I’m totally with you on not wanting chemicals rubbing off on baby. I stayed pretty much completely out of the sun last summer too. I loved having a newborn, but getting to do more “summery” things this year has been nice 🙂

    • thanks, girl! it definitely took several tries to get the wrap down. i had a friend show me on herself, then help me do it. i went home and practiced, and met up with her again a few days later to troubleshoot some things. practiced, practiced, and now i feel like i got the hang of it! well, that one wrap anyway. there are so many different ways to carry!

  4. I’m hoping we get out on the lake soon! We used to pool it up all the time, but now that we’re in a house instead of an apartment we don’t have one. But we have a pool day scheduled with friends next weekend!

  5. William is so stinkin cute! I love all the pictures from the vacation. And I must try out that sunscreen. We currently use California Baby for my tot, but I’d love to find an organic screen made for adults.
    And I have to ask, don’t you get hot baby wearing outdoors? I’m a Florida girl who sweats profusely and I had such a tough time baby wearing during summertime. Would love to know your secrets, if you have any.

  6. Looks so lovely!!! And yes, I am trying to be better about sunscreen for myself. I have always been good about putting it on my daughter – but me not so much.

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