we all scream
for ice cream...
***riley's favorite summer memories***
pool with friends
ice cream for dinner
pen pal letters
***janey's favorite summer memories***
getting a new backpack
snuggling with mama
special desserts and smoothies
***aubrey's favorite summer memories***
all of it:)
today was our last day of summer. it was rainy, gray and dreary which usually is the type of day that drives me crazy and ruins my mood. but honestly, today it was perfect! we all enjoyed the quiet and the staying put feeling that torrential downpours and gusty winds can bring.
this has been our best summer yet. i know i say that every summer and i guess that is a good thing. we had a great mix of jam packed time away and quiet time at home. we were bored and busy. alone and together. and i loved every minute of it. now that's not to say that every minute was smiles and laughter. we had our share of crabby mornings and cranky afternoons. days when i just needed an alone trip to target to keep my sanity. but we still connected and bonded and that is so important to me.
our summers are going to change and look different the older the girls get so i am trying to hold onto them with both hands...practice just being and enjoying them while i can.
tomorrow it all begins. another grade older. new routines. new friends. new schedules. it's all good and exciting, but i'm not looking forward to the "driving the bus" mentality that us mamas have to get into once school is back in session. could it be possible to keep some of this laid back way of being and enjoying and carry it into the school year? i hope so, and i'm sure gonna try.
hope your last few days of summer are the best yet.
have a happy night,
1. cute clipart and fonts for school supply labels
2. a box of printed photos ready for albums
3. checked off things on my to-do list
4. no lunch boxes to pack...yet!
5. a quiet day