Friday, August 12, 2011

Our Summer at Home

I need to do something w/all these pics I've been uploading. So they're going to the blog...a random assortment of our life lately and a little of what our summer has been like at home all day long.

Two of my old kindergarten students (Sarah Kate and Peyton) came to visit and brought Hayes a picnic table. Peyton's family are our neighbors. It's so fun seeing old students. I think about them alot this time of year with school starting back. These girls are 4th graders now!

Playtime for Watson

Playtime for Big Baby (who looks a whole lot like our real baby)

Snuggle time on the floor

Stringing beads, a new favorite activity here

Morning reading time w/brother and big baby

Playing school

A whole lot of Cedarmont Kids and Miss Pattycake watching

This is what happens when you wake up at 4:30 a.m. for your friend's b'day party that starts at 10 a.m.

Happy 3rd bday to our good friend, Jack!

She pepped right up when she saw big slides and snacks!

Clara, Anna Leigh and Hayes

Cousin love from Baker Man

Our baby boy really likes baby food these days. Sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, apples, bananas, pears. Just doesn't like to see the end of the jar though.

Hayes has been into "setting up" the table every night for us. Such a helper!

And that's it, a little snapshot of our daily life in one blog post, only no pics of the little tantrums, naptime rebellion, the crying, the sleepless nights, the (lack of:) potty training so far, or the frazzled mommy. I do my best to move on and not dwell on the difficult moments we have, which are frequent these days. I love these babies with all my heart, and these are the days and times I want to remember from our first summer at home with our family of four. I know I'll look back on these days when they're starting kindergarten and 2nd grade and they're gone all day and just wish for long days at home together. Tiring and challenging, but sweet days and memories. Only a few more weeks until school starts back. We're ready for a little structure and routine, and I'm ready for the fall!

Happy Friday!!

H-2 1/2
W-5 mos.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Looks like a fun summer full of a lot of quality time. I'm SO jealous of all of Hayes' bows. They are so cute...I long for the day that Anna Lee will leave one in for longer than .5 second.