Hey, sunshine. We’re gonna pull up a seat and hope you stay awhile.
Protect the littlest beach bums from strong rays with a cabana for one. The pop-up tent has built-in UPF 50+ and a carry case, making it perfect for families on the go.
You could sit all day on a lounge chair and do nothing. Your toddler, however, prefers a little swing in his Adirondack. Prairie Leisure’s all-wood chair swing comes in six bright colors, including red and yellow, and can be hung from a tree (quaint), porch (charming), or swing set (lucky you with the backyard).
From lanyards to popsicles, an old-school picnic table is the perfect place to craft and snack. Susan Bridgefarmer creates each table to order from more than 50 colors, all sealed with a protective coating to weather whatever summer has in store.
Mother’s Day Special
What: Moms fill up on free waffles and get a breather while tots attend story hour with their dads.
Why: Two-for-one mimosas don’t hurt either.
When: Sun. Story time, 11 a.m.; brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: The Bookstore in the Grove, 3399 Virginia St., Coconut Grove (305-443-2855). Participation is free.
What: Watch music and dance performances and take part in workshops and demos.
Why: It’s outdoors, so expect plenty of fun in the sun.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. (305-949-6722). Admission is free.
Kitanim’s Mother’s Day Flower Kits
What: DIY with floral clippers, a vase, and an assortment of fresh-cut blooms from a local florist delivered to your door.
Why: Easy-to-read instructions make assembly a snap for mini Marthas.
When: It’s time to put the petal to the medal.
Where: Available by phone order (786-879-7341); online at kitanim.biz, $45-$135.
Photo: Courtesy of When I Was Your Age