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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August happenings

Somewhere in between feeding and changing Liam, throwing in the 3rd load of laundry, slathering peanut butter on Ashton's 2nd sandwhich and helping Josie into her 4th outfit choice of the day ("and it's not even noon yet!") ...I realized something. We are now into the deep of summer.

Making "pretend" Christmas presents in the living room.

My eyes took a glimpse at the silly cat calendar hanging on our kitchen wall. Noticing, we are now in the smack dab middle of August already. The aging sun seeping into the window appears exhausted by his own summer routine. Fall is slowly creeping in from around the corner and will be here all too soon.

For the first time in years, I am sad to see summers end. It's going by quick.

Ashton is obsessing over turning 5 in a little less then 3 months. Josie is waiting in excited anticipation to enter her first year of preschool... and this mama is telling the season to take it's time. "There will be plenty of time for fall and preschool and five," I tell myself.

Plenty of time.

Picking blackberries at dusk.

Small pieces of our August...

-A lovely picnic with lovely friends.

-Garden fresh veggies every day.

-Happy dirt covered bodies from "gardening."

-Liam's first time swinging! (He loved it!)

-Swinging with Uncle Joely

-Cool water from the hose. ...Slip sliding the day away.

-Checking off some more things on our summer to-do list!

Drive in movie

Water Balloons

Visit Fort Ricky

(we had lunch with a peacock, no biggie.)

This snake stared at me the whole way home.

And snow cones-

There you have it.

It's time for bed. I will talk to you all soon.

Much love,

Monday, August 6, 2012

Life is the bubbles!

She turned 3 last Wednesday.

We stayed up late prepping our living room/kitchen for Josie's grand entrance the next morning.

We turned our living room into an ocean, for our little mermaid.

She woke up to the sounds of the little mermaid soundtrack echoing down the hall.

Ashton was so happy to have her receive the special princess gift he chose for her.

She had four special gifts waiting for her from mom and dad too.

"Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read."

Want- The little mermaid doll. Need- A backpack for preschool. Wear- New sneakers (doubles as something she needed!) Read- "Where ever you are my love will find you."

A special pink doughnut breakfast!

Striking a pose wearing her new shoes...

When Liam finally woke up, he was all like...

and a sugar high Josie was all...

A mermaid cake!

Frozen water balloons instead of ice - Thanks, pinterest!

Her party was lovely.

We had grandma Kelly and grandpa from Florida on Skype singing happy birthday too!

The after party crew...

Three years ago, I was handed a new life on a beautiful August afternoon. We were blessed with a daughter. Labor was short but oh, so sweet. It was the most perfect day.

Our sweet, free spirited, silly Josie Lynn. We love you. You are so beautiful on the inside and out.

A trip down memory lane...

12/5/08 -The day we found out!-

-About 20 weeks pregnant with Josie-

-21 week sonogram-

-The day before she was born! Holy cow!-

-She's finally here! August 1st 2009! 1:56 p.m. 8 lbs. 8 ozs.-

too funny not to share...

We love her.

See you soon,
Jessie xoxo