Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer fundays

The end is slowly approaching. The end of maternity leave that is.  In a mere week and a half I'll be back in the office, back to the schedule of early to rise and late to sleep. of go go go.  While I'll miss this fabulous vacation...errr...I mean maternity leave...I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.  I will also be looking forward to racing home from work to greet my lovies and splash around in the pool until the sun sets :)

Well, I'll probably just splash around with the big girls.  The little one will probably feel like cuddling at the end of the day.  Fine by me.

...and Kris

...and Parker :)

But who knows, sometimes Emerson just loves chilling in her bouncer while we enjoy being fishies.  See her in the back left? :)

Speaking of fishies, our biggest fish has dominated the water and now is able to swim completely on her own! I'm so proud of our Parker :)

We all love our water time obviously but I highly doubt that will be spending any time on our slip and slide.  I bought this thing a couple years ago and it finally made it's debut a few weeks ago.  The first hill was slow and left us unimpressed so off it went to the hilliest part of the yard.  The part of the yard where only the biggest kids are allowed to sled in the winter because it's so steep.  As I watched Parker FLY down it, into the catching area at the bottom, and down the rest of the yard which resulted in some grass burn, I think we will pack the slip n slide up for good and focus on the pool from now on :)

All this summer swimming is so exhausting!

Another thing I have so loved during my break is a complete lack of schedule.  Well, I take that back.  I actually thrive on a schedule and so do the girls.  We all function better that way. But being able to do whatever we want when we want has some serious perks.  Like it's a rainy summer morning so what do we do? Meet up with some friends for an impromptu viewing of the latest Minions movies.

Emerson's first movie.  Yeppers, I brought a baby to the movies.  Can you tell she's a third baby?! A brave move on my part but she rocked it.  Soundproofing headphones, swaddle and cuddles were all she needed to nap the entire two hours.  Go E!

Our mornings have went something like this.  Wake up.  Watch a show.  Eat breakfast.  Discuss our plans for the day.  This particular day Parker suggested a trip to Chuck E Cheese.  Well why not, right? Especially since we have thousands of CEC tokens to use up.  

Not all our days involve venturing out and about.  Toting three kids four and under around town can be tricky so some mornings are spent enjoying our own backyard.  With the addition of the pool we had to move our swing set and trampoline to the back of our yard.  Pretty cool swinging and jumping in the woods. Until you see a black snake, scream louder than you ever have, and vow to only wear Hunter boots out when venturing to that part of the yard. Yuck yuck yuck.

And last but certainly not least, one of my fave parts of leave has been just soaking in my littles and all the things they find enjoyable.  Like teaching Emerson how to crawl.  Knock it off! Keep this baby little! Please and thank you.

Or making sure she has enough toys.

Or refusing to smile for a picture.  

These kids! Welp, that's it for now.  Off to order food from our fave local pizza joint and enjoy live music at the zoo.  Perfect family night!

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