So I pretty much abandoned the blog thing while summer wound down. I just wanted to soak up as much fun kid time as I could while they were home. Having the little one start kindergarten this year got me pretty introspective. Thinking about how far we have come, in those young child years. Feeling like I had to say goodbye to a time in my life that was so amazingly wonderful. Not to say that things won't continue to be wonderful- it just seems that having babies and young children at home with you most of the time, it was such a departure from the life I had before kids. I just want things to keep that slower closer pace as they get older and move on, out into their little individual pieces of the world. So in a way I do feel like I am saying goodbye to a time in my life that I know I won't return to and it made me a little sentimental. So for this year, I am happy that atleast she is in half day (though 2 and a half hours is not half of any day) and we get our afternoon time together a few times a week when I don't have to work.
So here is a small recap in photos of a few of the things we did.
Our favorite local asian grocery store had their Hawaiian festival. The shave ice lady knows us because we are her biggest fans. We also got to hang out at our favorite local neighborhood parade. It is so small town and wonderful. Here is the super cool hula hoop lady. They also have a marching band of all 40 and ups. 60 year old lady cheerleaders. So great! All of the parade people throw candy to all the kids. It is a bit ridiculous but I had to laugh because my son brought his baseball glove to catch the candy this year. Last year my girl was pelted in the head with a sour ball. Not good.
Here is a very cool moth that hatched on our garage door. Isn't he beautiful? We spent lots and lots of time on the garden. These pictures are from July- you should see it now- all big dahlias and everything is so lush. I would take a picture but it is too wet! &&%#!!#$% rain! This is one of my favorite flower buds
Oh and lots of pie. Lots and lots of pie. On my girl's first day of school, I picked her up on the first day and we had a lunch date and then I took her to the bakery to choose something- this is what she chose. Almost too cute to eat!
There is a school in town that has an enormous chimney and it the fall, thousands and thousands of swifts fly around it in the evening, spiraling and spiraling until the sun goes down and then they all stay inside for the night. It is something to behold- all those tiny birds moving together.
So there you have it. I have more fun things to share this week. And one really fun great thing in particular!