Well, fancy seeing you here again! Through no fault of my own (just kidding), this has been a summer of massive technological failure and blogging got moved to the back burner for a good long time. Finally our computer is fully functional, my shattered iPhone has been replaced, and I’ve got my blogging pants on. Let’s go!
Let’s back up two months ago. Here we are at the Richfield Pool. ( Although, you really can’t tell where we are since that’s generally how selfies work.) I’m glad I didn’t buy a pool pass this summer, as we only made it out there twice!
Fortunately, we had a little pool in our back yard for quick and easy cool off on some of those hot days.
In July, we also made a trip out with our friend Trinity to the Play and Learn Cafe to meet Princess Sophia and craft with her. Art-ing with a princess? Cece was delighted.
Speak of painting and doing projects, it’s kind of a constant thing over here. Our kitchen table is so marked up with pen and paint marks, we could hang it on our fridge (except it’s too heavy). I will say that making Project Runway-inspired Barbie dresses was darn fun. Make it work!
As always, there has been some seriously solid cousin time. Here we are having a first “real” slumber party and driving that trusty Sun Jammer at Grandma’s.
And also as always, Rosie has been enjoying snacks.
I’ve been fortunate to have several different ladies nights this summer with different groups of friends. I know that at the end of a long day, it’s easiest to just put on your jammies and collapse either in bed or in front of the TV and cancel plans. But I swear, it’s good for my soul to grab a drink and have a conversation with my ladies. I really believe I am a more energized and happier wife, mother, and person by taking this time for myself.
Mid-August, we made a trip to Chicago and also stopped in Wisconsin Dells on the way there and on the way back to Minnesota. We found water parks and corn on the cob (Rosie’s favorite thing), so I’m glad we made the stops.
While in Chicago, we had a low-key time hanging out with family. Robbyn gave Cece a little cake decorating lesson. I’m still on the fence as to whether or not Cece enjoyed herself ; )
We also squeezed in a legit wine-tasting while at home at Cooper’s Hawk. AH. Sister time…