Fall 2012

Fall 2012
[learning to live a perfectly imperfect life]

We Will Miss...

Seeing leaves on the ground today during our visit to the park reminded me that the seasons are changing.  (I know, I'm so quick to pick up on things.)

Though we'll have a different kind of fun this fall and winter, we will miss...

Blowing bubbles

and eating crackers while making silly faces.

Wearing goofy goggles, which completely hinder our ability to see,

and playing at the pool.

Splashing daddy's face

and laughing great big belly laughs at his silliness.

Wading in the pool

and watering the cement.

Attending Hot Air Balloon Festivals

and picking out our favorite balloons in the sky.

Camping in the backyard with Daddy

and chillin' in the hammock.

Giving lots of kisses

and laughing when Daddy's whiskers tickle our cheek.

Roasting marshmallows with friends over the campfire

and attempting to eat them, despite their ENORMOUS size.

Making new friends at the water park

and seeing if we can make them grow by watering them.

Riding for the first time on a "big kid" bike with training wheels

and smiling, knowing that because we can't pedal yet, Dad and Mom have to do all the work.

Pedaling for the first time on a "big kid" bike with training wheels, (way to go Rylee!)

and eating lots of lunches and snacks outside.

Playing in our water table

and eating pears off our pear tree outside at dusk without wearing shorts.

Pouring water into cups and buckets in the swimming pool

and drinking out of each others' cups of water.

Sharing precious hugs with siblings

and then splashing them with lots of water.

Playing and laughing in the pool

and pretending to be frogs that "ribbit" loudly.

Drying off in the summer sun, getting dressed,

and deciding you weren't done playing in the pool.

Climbing at the park

and talking to Dad through the megaphone thingy.  (I'm sure that's what it's called.)

Eating ice cream

and munching on popcorn.

Watching Dad & Carter enjoy an amusement park ride,

waving at them,

and deciding to join them.

Hanging out with best friends,

laughing hysterically while racing on slick tracks,

and texting other friends we couldn't be with at the time.

Trying to catch birds

and then deciding that playing in their bird food was easier and more fun.

Hanging out on Daddy's shoulders

and watching elephants... well, just stand there.

Eating (more) ice cream

and smiling with happiness because you lasted through the entire zoo without falling asleep and your brother didn't.

We had an amazing, super-fun, incredible....   

and exhausting summer!


Kristine said...

Looks like your family had an amazing summer! I'm sad it's over too but looking forward to fall. It's my favorite season!

Shari said...

I agree! It looks like you had an amazing summer! What a beautiful post!