Well, summer is over, but memories last forever :) The last few weeks of summer were such a blur! We did so much and stayed so busy that I didn't really have time to even blog about it as everything was happening. Now school has started back and life has gotten even more crazy busy so it's just easier to do a quick recap of those weeks in one big post than split it into smaller ones. As you'll see from the pictures our life was pretty much playing games with Eli, visiting family and friends, dressing up in multiple character costumes, and harvesting goodies from the garden :)
I found out my son is a shark when it comes to board games.
He legitimately beat me three times in a row at Monopoly Jr.
Mr. Roy loaded us up with tons of nectarines from the tree in his yard!
They were SOOO delicious!
Celebrating Thomas' 5th birthday
Our squash and zucchini plants were the first to start making and my work in the garden began.
(My work in the garden still hasn't stopped, by the way, and it's September now!)
Scout and Eli proudly wearing some LSU gear.
We made blueberry banana smoothies one afternoon.
My little worker man
Arts and crafts day-a favorite at our house!
Visiting the Farmer's Market.
We sampled some fresh honey and even got to look at some honeybees!
Fresh fruit and honey from the Farmer's Market.
Everything was the best I've ever tasted!
Time to paint again :)
Purple hull peas were ready! Eli loved helping me shell them.
Eli combined several pieces of clothing to make his own "Jake the Pirate" costume.
Time for lima beans!
Playing Uno Moo with Eli and Mo.
They BOTH beat me! I obviously stink at board games.
More purple hull peas
A firefly came to see me one morning when I was getting ready.
Just about the cutest bug ever!
Time for a popsicle break!
We were shelling beans on the front porch this day.
More lima beans
Eli, Mo, and me went to see Planes Fire and Rescue.
We all loved it!
Eli wrote and mailed a letter to his best friend Logan.
My little guy conked out on the floor in the living room.
Tinsley, Andrea, Josh, Jameson, Grammy, and Pop came to visit one Saturday.
Even though it was kind of rainy and yucky the kids still had a blast swimming in the pool.
Jameson couldn't swim this time but he made some pretty cute faces at me :)
All summer long Eli went to Kid's Choir practice every Wednesday night.
They week before school started they performed their songs in front of the church.
I'm happy to say that Eli did everything like he was supposed to do!
Eli and Hannah
Super proud of himself!
In August the okra finally started producing!
(Update: The okra is literally-not kidding here folks-over 9 feet tall. I have to stand on a bucket to cut it and I still can't reach most of it without pulling the plant down to me!)
More peas, squash, and zucchini
I sent this picture to Jessie (Josh's cousin) one night during supper.
I looked down and realized that everything on this plate minus the meat came from our garden.
I LOVE growing my own food!
More peas, okra, lima beans, and popcorn
It never ends :)
So that was our summer in a nutshell. We stayed very busy but still got to do lots of fun stuff. I'm so very thankful that I have a job where I can stay home with my little guy during the summer. It's so very worth it and I cherish our time together! It was a wonderful summer and now we're looking forward to having a great fall semester at school! Until next time...