Summer is officially over. We have bid this toasty season farewell.
Yet my heart is still full from summer. We loved our summer, we drank in deep.
And babies endlessly bickered, pregnancy crankiness was present, and at times we craved our space from each other. But trumping all messes were the every day blessings. My sun kissed babies swam for hours every day, boxes of popsicles were eaten, plenty of family walks. Time with family and friends. Preparations for our Belle.
This past week we celebrated summer's commencement with later nights, outdoor movies with friends, sleeping in just a bit, and pancakes, just because. We headed to school for parent meetings and first introductions of little ones meeting their teachers.
Fall is coming and we are happily stepping onto its stage, relishing in and gratefully enjoying...
Donut Dates with Mama
My girls know a good thing when they see it. Donuts. A fabulous way to start the official last day of summer.
Exploring classrooms and meeting teachers
And I will smile and cry like a baby.
The past few weeks we are overwhelmed with the blessings from our family and friends. My mom has visited, meals have come each week, and friends have stopped by with gifts and for time with my girls.
Nest and Errands
Errands have become an all out executed mission these days. To time the feedings, give space for diaper blow outs, potty breaks, and a few melt downs. Ballet slippers need to be bought, groceries grabbed, and then making our way home to the nest.
Speaking of the nest, it's a full one these days. You can find princess attire, naked Barbies, and/or a kiddo at your feet at every turn.
And in carpool lines, library times, field trips, and dance lobbies as I wait, dress littles, nurse my Belle, and think ahead of what's for dinner, I will let my mind slip back into the summer memories He wrote in our hearts.
Toasty sun, brown shouldered babies, sticky snow cone hands, back yard dinners, and ruffled babied bodies...see you next summer.
A summer farewell.