Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Last Day

It happened. The official last day of summer in 2015 in the our household will end in approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. The little one is already asleep and mommy and daddy are catching up on our end of the day duties (email, picking up the house, laundry, blogging, reading, watching TV, etc).

We head to school tomorrow for Orientation and get to meet Bennett's sweet teachers + see his classroom + meet his other classmates at "get to know you" day. I guess that means tomorrow is really the official last day since class starts Friday, but I'm counting it as today. So by the time you're reading this it will be a whole day later and a whole day closer to dropping him off at his preschool doors (sob, sigh...).

But, on "The Last Day" Bennett and I cleared our schedules (ha!) and officially made zero plans and did nothing but what B wanted to do ALL DAY!  This morning we made cinnamon rolls together and I was tasked with watching them bake while Bennett took a break to watch Mickey Mouse (I think I got the raw end of that deal). But, it gave me some quiet time in the kitchen to flip through a magazine and fight back that stinging feeling that keeps creeping up in my eyes and nose every time I think about how the saying "they days are long but the years are short" is entirely too true.

After we got cleaned up from all of the icing all over our faces, we snuggled on the couch and finished off our coffee + apple juice.  Then we decided it was time to change out of our jammies and into our "real clothes" (ahem, yoga crops + a tank) and head to the SPLASH PAD!  Bennett was so excited and couldn't wait to get his swim diaper on to "jup in da pewl mommy."


 That grin!

Mommy forgot the towel, so Bennett improvised and laid on the warm concrete to warm up. Hehehe.
 And of course we snacked.
 We take snacking VERY seriously.
 And made sure to keep warming up when we were cold.
 And then snacked some more.
 And then headed straight back to the waterfall.

After we'd had all the fun (and snacks) we could stand, we decided to head home. When we were getting in the car Bennett said "had fun today mommy" ... and I cried again. I had fun too today little man. I did too.

Once we got home and were greeted by our lovely little Maggie Moo, we picked out lunch. Bennett opted for a hot dog, apple slices, yogurt + seeds (sunflower seeds - his favorite).  We wrestled over how much he was going to eat (dang snacks) while watching Team UmiZoomi and then finally decided it was time for a nap.

After Bennett's nap it was time to play trains. Play trains, play trains, play trains. Wahoo!  We were in the kitchen "calling grampa" (using my calculator as a phone to pretend call everyone's name he knows) when we heard the garage door open and headed out to meet daddy! "Daddy's HOME!" - the most adorable two words you'll ever hear at 5:30pm.

The weather this week is unseasonably phenomenal, so we drove Bennett's truck and collected acorns from the yard for a good hour before heading in for dinner. After dinner we headed back outside to play baseball, listen to music, drive our cars + jump on the baby trampoline until the sun finally went down. We managed to polish off the last of the chocolate chip cookies too, hehe! And then, we headed upstairs for bath time. We said our prayers and tucked in our little two year old on the last night of summer 2015.
We can't wait to see you again next year summer, and this time as a family of four!  You were good to us and we will always be grateful for your memories!
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