Saturday, August 12, 2017

bye bye summer

Happy Saturday! I wanted to get on and upload {the last chunk of} summer pictures. School starts Monday. Easton starts Kindergarten! Wahhhhh I don't even know what to feel right now. Oh, the emotions. I try to just not think about it, because the one time I really did stop and think, it was ugly tears. Picturing my baby that I was just rocking to sleep what seems like yesterday, now being such a big kid. I am so proud of Easton and so excited to watch him start his school journey this year. I know he is right where God wants him to be. It's just hard. Bitter. Sweet. 

This post is SO long, because there are so many pictures. We had a really good summer and I hope Easton and Emerson will enjoy looking back one day at all of the memories we made. I will miss our slow moving mornings with bed head and breakfast, in no hurry to get out the door :) 

We went to the beach and pool a lot this summer! 

{hit it. first try.}

We met up with friends here and there for play dates. 
We went downtown to the kid's museum and had a day of make believe :) and cupcakes to follow!
We went to the splash pad several times, which usually ended with superman ice cream at the pier. 

I loved my weeks with my babies, but the weekends when daddy was able to join in always makes it that much sweeter. ♥ 

I'm not really sure why this is here, but I guess I showered and washed my hair that day, so that gets documented at this stage in my life! haha 
We rode around in a funny car at the beach. This picture makes me so happy. I love the relationship these two are forming. Nothing better! 

This was the summer that Easton really learned how to swim. 
He took lessons with Mrs. Kenzie and did SO awesome! 

watching her bro bro
he had such a cute little crush! 
These last couple weeks we tried to cram in as much fun as possible as we neared the end. More beach. More pool. 
More play dates :) {Easton was telling jokes and talking about boss baby the movie and how it was showing butts. Goodness.}
Then on my last full day with e&e we went to the zoo. It was such a good day! 

Ready to capture the cute moment a bird lands on her hand to eat the food...not so much. 

ANDDD finally, the last thing we did for summer was end with a weekend away-just me and Drake! What?! So, each year his company sends the managers and their spouses to Orlando for a weekend. It was awesome! 
We spent Friday driving around UCF, reminiscing together. So many memories there. We were just babies. Hard to believe it was 12 years ago. 
Drake went by the baseball stadium 
and got to go back to his old locker. 
I of course had to walk by the soccer field. 
After that, we went shopping and had dinner in Disney. Saturday we slept in and then sat by the pool all afternoon before the company banquet. 
So proud! 
We were so happy to get back home to Easton and Emerson, and so thankful that Drake's mom and aunt Karen were willing to come tackle the task of keeping the kids for a few days. 

So, that's it. Bye bye summer. 

Tomorrow night we will pack lunches, lay out clothes, go to bed early, and read The Night before Kindergarten. Praying this handsome guy has an amazing, successful year.

{His new teacher, Mrs. Yeager}

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