Monday, August 20, 2012

Back - To - School

I couldn't be more proud of my Kindergartener, my Preschooler and my Seventh Grader! They all had a super terrific first day of school. Whew.

It was a whirlwind from the moment we all jumped out of bed this morning, getting dressed up, eating breakfast, snapping pictures, bringing them each to different schools at different times and then picking them up in the afternoon on schedule. Hearing the excitement in their voices as they each described their day to me was oh so worth it all. Owen loved "everything" about his first day, including the carton of chocolate milk he had with his lunch...this coming from the child who only drinks white milk sippy cups at home. Amber was just glad to not have a big giant green cast on her leg, like her first day of 6th grade and that now she's a 7th grader at the same school, everything is familiar, same old friends and some great new teachers. Ava only had to be told ONCE to be quiet, my little miss chatterbox.  She had a "Green Day" and I am very proud of her.

My kiddos are the best ever. Really.


my thrifting spree :

1. Vans denim jeans
2. scarf (love the colors)
3. blue Abercrombie & Fitch shorts
4. Just Ginger stripped long sleeve boat neck top

Not too shabby for a quick little stop at my favorite thrift
whilst the kiddos embarked on their first day of school!
I think subconsciously I am ready for fall.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sunshine, sandcastles and seashells

What a wonderful summer it has been (for my kiddos that is). They spent most of their time with their Mimi and Poppa, Aunts and Uncles and cousins and I have no doubt they came home with tons of treasured memories of good times, not to mention new clothes, new shoes and new toys. I spent most my MY time pouting and staying up late watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix, working my butt off and trying not to miss the little ones too terribly.

In the couple of weeks they've been back home here with me, we've made some of our own memories too...cinnamon toast mornings, afternoons at the pool and the beach, thrift shopping, Harry Potter marathons, late night Netflix and trips to the bay house. Time though, to start counting down the last days of summer and to look forward to the cooler days of fall and the busy days of a brand new school year. Classes start on Monday for my little chicks and on Friday for me.  Gulp. 

Here's a little glimpse of our summer in Instagram photos.