It's funny because I look back at these photos and feel like these events all happened just yesterday. But these actually go back to early July and mark special events and daily moments of our summer. Now Labor Day has just ended, and like a thief in the night someone ran away with my summer! We'll still enjoy the sunshine and heat for awhile here in Texas, and will even enjoy a few days away at a resort for a conference. But now we are back to schedules and school, and fall is in the air!
I'm printing out my Instagram photos as little "Chatbooks," but I still worry that those will get lost and my journal/scrapbook here on the blog is hopefully what will remain for my children and grandchildren one day! I do need to have it printed too, but now with eight years of memories chronicled here, printing it out seems very daunting. One day!
So here are snapshots of our summer, ending today...
Top row: huge lunch party at a Thai restaurant after mass, a photo shoot of my dear friend and her family, kids playing games together one summer morning, and girls in the baby pool
2nd row: Mom's Night Out, LaMadeleine for lunch with my kiddos, Chickfila Cow Appreciation Day, and our new doors and siding (before paint).
3rd row: sleeping angel, Ellie's tiny clay creation, another game day, and Katie loving playing outside with a basketball
4th row: The park finally opens!, book baby, splash pad baby, and our anniversary steakhouse date
Top row: MC's new haircut, K's first carrousel ride, sweet girls at the home of an old family friend, and VBS fun
2nd row: a little throwback to baby ballerina Blair, the mall with my girls, an evening at the park, and SJ picking out baseball books at the library
3rd row: watercolors one morning, my morning glory with a book, cream puffs made by the girls, and cousins playing chess
4th row: a dance for part of a scavenger hunt at Grampatti's birthday, visiting a model home street, beach week begins, morning baby at the beach
Top row: Beach baby, chess boy, spaghetti-lover, and sweet sisters
2nd row: braiding the pianist's hair, some of the girls' peg creations, and sisters after dinner
3rd row: playing by the waterway, running up stairs, bloomers and babies, and brothers
4th row: in the new house!, sunset at a baseball field, reading to her babies in the garage, and one messy kitchen!
Top row: BBQ at the park, a mom's night for a friend's birthday, Katie at the Lego store, and kids playing Just Dance at the mall
2nd row: an afternoon at the lake, baby by the lake, boys starting their new math books early, and baby at the splash pad
3rd row: these two always want DADA, me up until 1:30am planning special back to school breakfast, kids on the 1st day, Katie kept sneaking into the dance studio and closing the door!
4th row: Tommy's first piano lesson (loved it!), my baby's after First Friday mass, Daddy's birthday, and boy buddies at the farm