Good-Bye Summer

Now that Audrey’s  started school (1st grade post to come) and Marcus will soon be starting a second preschool, we’re on a new schedule with tons of Back to School things to take care of and frankly, I’m wiped out!  But before fully committing to the hustle and bustle of the Fall, I want to record how we spent the rest of our Summer.

August flew by, along with the lazy mornings, the ‘What shall we do today?’s , and me scratching my head and wondering how to occupy the kids while the baby takes his naps.  We didn’t have much going on except for Marcus’ afternoon preschool, so some days, I kind of had a “we’ll see what happens today” outlook and somehow, we kept ourselves occupied.

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Marcus was helping me wash vegetables one morning and then Audrey turned it into a bubble party.  No wonder why he loves her!  Big Sister makes everything a little more fun.

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(Insert high-pitched giggles here)

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We celebrated  California Grandma’s birthday and were stoked we could actually go out to dinner with her instead of just wishing her birthday wishes over the phone.

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CA G-ma and her favorite peeps

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If it were up to me, I would have had pizza for dinner every night so that we could enjoy more of our summer evenings outdoors.

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We didn’t get to do that as much, but we managed to squeeze in one bike-ride before the sun went down.

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I love how summer vacation meant that our neighbor friends would be home to play with.

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But if there weren’t friends around, Audrey would find something to do…like write stories in Braille for blind children.  What kind of stories did she write?  Uh, she doesn’t know.  Nobody knows.  But I hope the blind children enjoy reading them.

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Derek had fun learning to cruise and continuing on his growth curve as a giant man-baby.

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And he hopes to one day graduate from baby to playmate.

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We signed Audrey up for soccer for the first time.

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Which meant that I officially became a soccer mom.

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Her favorite part of the season’s first practice?  Scoring a goal on Daddy.

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The boys were happy to sit and watch.

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But soon just sitting and watching wouldn’t be enough.  Now I’ve got to convince Marcus that he’s not yet on the team.

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August is over and done and we’re already waist-deep in the September business of school-life.  It’s a refreshing change, but I’m glad we got to see our summer fill up with nothing and everything.

Good-bye Summer.  See you next year!

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One thought on “Good-Bye Summer

  1. awww, i hope and pray that norah will be as good a noona as auj is to the boys. what a full summer you’ve had! now get some rest and stop blogging so late at night! 🙂

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