The sun is out, the sky is blue and the kids are out of school and living life! Meanwhile, you’re ready with sunscreen, snacks and a camera. Thank you for capturing your children’s summer glee and sharing it with us and all of our readers. We urge you to keep the camera rolling, as we’re going to keep next year’s Kids of Summer contest open all season so that you can share the shots with us when they’re fresh!
For now, Congratulations to adorable one-year-old Rosie of Elkton, who garnered the most votes (over 400!), and Teagan, 3 of Shady Side, who made it onto the cover. Happy Summer! We can’t wait to see what it brings for all of your happy kiddos!
Here are just a few of the cute shots entered. Thanks to our sponsor Labbe Family Orthodontics.
Our Cover Winner, Teagan, 3 of Shady Side, loves to look out on the Bay as she swings.
Rosie, age 1, of Elkton, is full of personality, sass, and curiosity! Her parents are looking forward to this summer so she can do what she loves to do—explore outside! She loves to collect rocks and flowers and is so curious about nature. Rosie got the most votes online this year!
Nate, age 8, from Edgewater, embodies the joy of being out on the water.
Teghan, age 1, of Shady Side, has brought so much joy into our lives and the lives of others since the moment she was born. It is hard not to smile when she’s smiles at you.
Chase, 5, of Odenton, drinking from the water hose. It never goes out of style!
Harleigh, 4, of Annapolis. When the weather gets warm, I’m pretty sure my daughter thinks I’m Miss Frizzle because everyday is a new adventure. In the beginning of the summer I go through the Chesapeake Family magazine calendar and pick out what we will do with our summer break!
Ashton, age 2, of Glen Burnie, loves the outdoors and summer is his favorite time of year!
Suvi, age 3. Suvi means summer. She lives in the land of summer, Florida, but her second home is Maryland (where her Mama was born). She loves all things summer, beach, the ocean, playing in the sand, sailing, and crab chips.
Alex, 6, of Laurel, is the definition of adventure and joy! She is a beautiful child who loves strongly and radiates a kind and positive energy!
Leila, 4 of Severna Park, loves everything about summer: playing outside, fireflies, the pool, open windows at bedtime, and longer days.
Jameson, age 2, of Marriottsville. Jameson’s happy place is being outdoors! He loves the water, nature, sports and pretty anything else that involves being outside. Add in a sweet treat, and it makes it that much better!
Thanks again to our wonderful sponsor, Labbe Family Orthodontics! Keep smiling!