Monday, August 31, 2015

Favorite Things Party - Favorite Summer Moment

This summer was a great one and Erika and I thought it would be a fun idea to mix it up a bit and all share our favorite summer moment.  It would have been convenient if I had remembered this before I did a post all about our summer, but no worries - I picked three FAVORITE moments to talk about today :)

When I think about summer with my kids, I always think about ice cream at the pool.  The pool has been super stressful for me the past couple of years because of babies and swim diapers and floaties and sunscreen and, let's be real, having three kids in the water to watch and this summer I felt like the clouds lifted a teeny bit and the pool became more fun and less stressful.  I relaxed, exhaled a bit and then w ate way too much ice cream, got way too pruney and used up too many bottles of sunscreen.... and it was perfect.  

This video of Griffin jamming out to some live music at the pool is one that will be forever embedded in my memory.  The little head lilt, the wet curls and eating her cone with a spoon :)


During our very first week of summer, Dave and I had a "Just Luke Day" and the absolute joy on his face with an entire day of doing exactly what he wanted to do, on his timeline was the BEST.


Next is this moment with Mason in the parking lot at school.  I had to run up there to grab something and he came with me and I opened the car doors and started the ignition to get the air going before we got in and he thought it was a good time for a dance party.  I have no idea if he's going to be this uninhibited and silly next summer, so I'm eating it up this year.


PS - his "tomahawk" move KILLS me!!!

Last up is our time at the creek in Colorado.


Getting our toes wet, throwing rocks and enjoying each other.

This summer was a GREAT one with lots of favorite moments.  I can't wait to hear about YOUR favorite moments!
   
  
   
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23 comments:

  1. My favorite moment of yours is easily the mason dance in the parking lot! So funny and adorable!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  2. The Slaughters had the best time hanging out with you guys and I'm pretty sure you got us all thinking we should go to Colorado next summer. Haha! Happy Monday, Friend!!

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    1. We had so much fun hanging with y'all! Can't wait for our Friday night pizza nights :) hahaha

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  3. 3 super sweet moments!! What a great summer!!

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  4. Ahh y'all had a great summer! They are all so adorable! Happy Monday!

    Lauren
    www.postgradinprogress.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm so excited about fall but geez, I'm going to miss summer too!! One of my favorite things was hanging out with your sweet family!!! Love you guys so much!

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    1. Love y'all too!!! But now I can't wait to hang out in the COOL weather with you guys!!! Bring on the hot cocoa and outdoor play time!

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  6. I totally read the last part at the creek as "getting our toes wet and throwing rocks at each other" I had to reread it to make sure everything was ok :)

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    1. Hahaha So funny!!! The boys may have hurled a few rocks at each other :)

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  7. You guys did have a great summer, so fun!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Each year gets better at the pool when you can enjoy it a bit and not feel terrified of every move your kiddo makes. Looks like some great memories!!

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    1. The water and kids makes me super nervous, so I'll probably always be "that mom", but it's getting better :)

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  9. The video's of your children are so precious!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

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  10. Such a fun summer! What fun ages your kiddos are!

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    1. I agree! I want to bottle up their enthusiasm for EVERYTHING right now and keep it for when they're teenagers :)

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  11. Mason dancing, too cute! I love when kids don't have any reservations and can just be themselves!

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