It is no secret that the girls love to be outdoors. Living in the desert can sometimes be a challenge because of the heat during the summer. No problem here because all of my kids wake up before 6:00 A.M. We can be ready and out of the house by 7:00 A.M. so that we can enjoy some outdoor fun before the heat kicks in. Seriously though, pray for me because the early wake up call can be hard. I hope your kids at least sleep until 8:00 A.M. and if they don’t, then I will definitely be praying for you too! But there is a positive side to the early wake up call. If your kids get up early, it is the perfect time of day to get outside and get the kids active. All you need is a soccer ball and they will have fun kicking and running and even be worn out. I consider this a major mom win here because they will already have been active before lunch time which means the possibility of a nap is much higher. 

What is your favorite sport to play? My husband’s favorite sport to play is soccer. He has been playing soccer since he was a kid and his dad was his coach. His dad taught him everything he knows and playing soccer always brings him so much joy.  He has always wanted to teach the girls and show them why he loves the sport so much. The girls love anything that gets them outdoors and running so this was the perfect opportunity for him to do so.


Since it was Father’s day we decided to have a Father’s Day soccer game. The girls were so excited to play soccer with their dad. We had to get an early start because it is SO hot in Arizona even at 7:00 A.M. Is it hot where you live? It has been getting up to the 100’s already and so we get our outdoor time in early in the morning. We headed to our nearest park that had soccer goals so the girls could get the full experience. 

Since it was so hot, we decided to have a refreshing cup of Tampico. Our favorite flavors for this month are Kiwi Strawberry Punch and Island Punch. Island Punch is packed with tons of delicious flavor combinations including pineapple, banana and orange. 


It is so easy to feel stuck in the house during the summer. The kids ask to watch television or play on their computers or electronic devices and hours can go by without even knowing. That is why I think it is so important to get outside and stay active. This month we are encouraging you to get outside and step away from the electronics in your house. Enjoy nature and the sunshine even if that means getting up a little earlier. I promise you will not regret it. It does not have to be a game of soccer. It can be taking an early walk as a family, or going to the park. Don’t forget to stay refreshed with these delicious Tampico flavors and soak in all that wonderful summer sun.