Can you feel it? I can. Sure, it’s still 97 degrees out on most days, but when I wake up in the mornings, the sun is taking longer to come up. My facebook feed is bursting with cute kids dressed up on their first day of school. And at Michael’s, the pumpkins, ghosts and ‘gobble til you wobble’ signs are aplenty. Yup, our summer days are numbered.
Fall is certainly my favorite season, but I’m not quite ready to wish summer away yet. It’s been a really great one and now that August is upon us, I’m trying to squeeze in all the summer fun I can. A few things we’ve been enjoying…
Impromptu breakfast dates and sitting outside. Yesterday I was just itching to switch things up, so as soon as we threw on clothes, it was off the the bagel shop! The morning was cool enough to sit outside where the girls could run around and sing between bagel bites.
Park play. We’ve been quite the park hoppers this year and I’ve realized just how fortunate we are to have so many great options close by.
And when it’s too hot, splash pad fun. Last summer it was tough to hit these up with Kaitlyn being so little, but this summer the girls can fill buckets together. Hailey even braved WALKING THROUGH THE MIDDLE of the fountains by herself. It may not sound like much, but that’s big news around here.
Don’t let the picture fool you; he was about 5 inches long! We googled him when we got back home and decided he must be a luna moth caterpillar. Here is a great visual caterpillar identification guide if you are in need. It was fun to have Hailey pick out which one she thought he was.
Of course some days it is just too darn hot, so we’ve been doing inside activities as well. We hit up the clearance section of Michael’s in search of fun things to paint.
Can I also mention how much I love the lack of layers during summer? I love letting Kaitlyn just chill in a diaper and for Hailey, it’s a one piece dress thrown over her head and DONE. I don’t look forward to piling on socks and undershirts.
Of course we’ve had to hit up another staple and let Hailey doctor her’s up however she sees fit.
I’ve been enjoying salad and salad before soups sneak in and take over.
It’s been a really great summer and we aren’t ready to send it on its way just yet!
What summer activities have you been loving?
Is there anything else you want to (or I should?) sneak in before summer fades away?