Bye bye Summer

I must say, the first couple weeks of September have been a bit hard on me. I don’t get to see my sweet girl as much anymore. Full day Kindy, plus 6 hours of gymnastics a week leaving her gone 8:30am to 6:30pm 3 days a week, plus 2 days a week of me working and of course I don’t see her at all those days, equals one sad Mommy. On the positive side, I am getting more one on one time with my favorite little dude. Though the phase he is going through right now makes me want to pull out all my hair.  In the end…Payton is happy…so I am happy, though I am still allowed to miss her, right?!
Aaaannnnd we did spend the first weekend in September at Great Wolf Lodge! Good times there!
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First Day of Kindergarten!

First day of Kindergarten…and preschool for the little dude! I totally thought I was ready for this…but this past week it really hit me that my sweet girl is grown. And I am going to miss her. My heart is happy for her but also heavy. There are going to be a lot less silly giggles, jokes, and sweet hugs during my day. And I am going to miss them like crazy. Can’t you stay in preschool forever?! Little dude, you try your hardest…ok?!
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Wrapping up the end of Summer…

Can’t believe school starts in less than a week. Can’t believe I will have a Kindergartner! Craziness! It has been a fun few weeks of nature walks, blackberry picking, Payton learning how to ride her bike!!!, fun at the park, and one tired worn out Mama. Mama is ready for school to start! Cheers to summer and getting those kiddos back to school!!
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A little bit of everything…

Picture post of so much fun. Beach, popsicles galore, nature hikes, blackberry picking, Farmers Market…August so far is pretty freaking amazing!

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…the rest of July

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This Sweet Girl

It is a rare occasion that Payton-pie and I get a little bit of time to ourselves without the little dude around. We had a couple hours the other day while Miles was in camp, so we had lunch, walked around our favorite flower filled field, and strolled in and out of the stores in downtown Snoqualmie. We both enjoyed ourselves and she is counting down the days until we get to do it again next week…she has already planned that we are going to get our nails painted and go get ice cream! Can’t wait!

*She also gets to be a Brand Rep for a super cute Etsy store called: MavisAndOlive. That is where this super adorable yellow summery dress came from! Please go check them out!

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July trip to Texas…yep it was hot!

Our trip to Texas this year happened to by in July.  I have no idea why we did that to ourselves…it is like we traveled all the way to the sun, so so dang hot! But we still managed to have an amazing time! BBQs, Schlitterbahn water park in Galveston, a night away without kids, kid sized fireworks, the Houston Aquarium, tons of swimming (Payton was in heaven!)…so much fun stuff squeezed into one quick trip. Lots of memories were made! There are way way too many pictures…so here are some of my favorite…
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And a few selfies…
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