The end of summer is here.
School is right around the corner along with the question of: "What did you do this summer?"
I overheard my daughter's friend ask my daughter this the other day and her answer, "nothing, really" made me want to revisit some of our adventures--both for her sake and mine.
So, here is a glimpse of some of our summer fun!
Disneyland with Aunt Jill and Emily's friend, Caroline, to visit Daddy and celebrate Caroline's birthday.
Flying to Iowa
Sammy's first flight!
Visiting Great Gramma Markee in Iowa City and introducing her to Samuel.
David & Natalie's Rehearsal Dinner
Emily got to be the flower girl for Uncle David & Auntie Natalie's wedding!
From 5 Covingtons, 10 years ago, to 11 Covingtons & Connells today.
Family time at Grandpa & Grandma Sasha's
Catching fireflies/lightening bugs
Road tripping to northern Wisconsin
4th of July parade and catching lots of candy and other treats
Crafting with cousins
Swimming in a lake
Visiting with Connell grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins at the cabin
more festive fun
Specialty coffees (and teas)
Exploring Orange City
Playing at parks
Watching marching bands (drum corps)
Late night ice cream
Celebrating 10 years!
Exploring Iowa City
Child-free date night
Visiting old friends
Playing at home
Family beach days
Getting braver by the ocean
Learning to body surf
Toes in the sand
Exploring our home town down by the marina
Do you see Sam and his stroller?
Watching the boats
Playdates and Sleepovers with friends
Playing in the sprinkler
Concerts in the park (and picnics!) with friends
Watching Daddy work with Mickey Mouse
Goofy baby pictures
Learning new chores
Vacation Bible School at Bell One
Walks on the beach at sunset
Getting some household projects checked off the list
Sleepover at Uncle Mike and Aunt Jill's, then out for pizza lunch the next day
Playing with and reading to baby brother
Playing at more parks
Movie premiers in Hollywood
Wednesday pool days with friends
Evening strolls at different beaches
More pool days
Imaginative play at home
(This is Sam's mobile that I made)
Family photos in the backyard
A little bit of school work & Monday afternoon lessons/babysitter play time
Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel
Cleaning and chores at home
Playing in the backyard
Play dates with friends
Sewing Sam's baby quilt
More trips to Disneyland
(This is on the Buzz Lightyear ride.)
This day we stayed for fireworks, too.
Trips to our new neighborhood Starbucks
Thursdays at Mother's Bay with friends
Snuggling at home
…all this and lots more.
Farewell to a fantastic summer!