Monday, October 1, 2012

The rest...

When we got home, it was time for school to start back up for Eric. The first week was kind of like waking up from a wonderful dream. Having Eric home all summer was amazing. I can’t even call him a huge help because, when he’s here, he pretty much runs things J  He does so much with the kids and house that things just seem easier. Now, going places alone with the 2 little ones seemed a little daunting, but I decided to get over it and get out there J

That is, after we tackled Mt. Laundry.

 First stop was the zoo.

Then the big test... Going to the pool alone. We made it!


Strike a pose! Modelling one of her obsessions right now... Her "gymnastic" shorts. She's also really into running shoes, band aids, and gloves.


This one just makes me smile.


We had a wonderful time with our friends Jeff and Ellen in town. So fun to see all the kids together, with another sweet one joining the crew soon. A little Flannery, that is :)


Home from the first day of school.


Let's just say this little mouth has substantially upped our grocery bill :)


Trips to the creek.


Once again, clothes are history...

My afternoon game. How will Ellie wake up from her nap??? Super sweet and ready for fun, or, "Don't mess with me?"

Out exploring the woods.





Rock climbing.



Never know what I'll find going on back there when I look out the window...


Evenings at the playground.


First pig tail sighting!!!!

Who's happier???

Will loves dog sitting.

Many hours are spent in the sandbox.

End of the summer pool time with her Burt Burt.


Buddies.

We took a trip to the apple orchard with some friends to celebrate the arrival of fall!







Ready to cheer on the Bucs (in her "cheerleader" shoes and socks :)




We also visited a local organic farm.




The weather tricked us into getting our hopes up that fall temps were here...


We also had Gigi here for a week for lots of playing!






Summer was great this year, but it's a sweet parting :) This is for sure my favorite time of the year! Fall, Thanksgiving, Will's first birthday, and Christmas all coming at me! Looking forward to cool days, s'more by the chiminea, and lots of time with these people! This weekend, we're off to Louisiana! One of my dearest friends is getting married!!!

1 comment:

DavidandSteff said...

Oh my word. Don't know how to comment on so many pictures! Your family is beautiful. Ellie comes to life in pictures and just seems to ooze with personality. Will is seriously one of the cutest little men I've ever see. You and Eric look happy and healthy. Its seems that our lives are so similar, it's too bad we are so far apart. I pray God continue's to bless you guys...it's a wonderful life you've got going there!