These days make me happy, very, very happy. The regular days; the days of summer. Yes, sometimes the playroom mess makes me cranky, but it's all good really, even that because it's part of summer and I love it all.
1. Tennis Afternoons with Coach Cuttler. We're spending every day at the pool and tennis. They both have an hour tennis lesson a few times a week, and while one is on the tennis court I'm in the pool with the other and then we switch. Perfect!
And when it's the weekend and Daddy is with us everything is more fun! (Here he is on "Pirate Day" helping Abigail find her clues while she's supposed to be pretending to walk the plank.)
2. Late and lazy dinners at home
She hates when her corn on the cob has "those little stringy things" so after we shuck the corn she goes back and makes them perfect.
"Mommy, take this face."
"Mommy, take my mad face."
3. Sister, can't live without ya love.
Anna slept over a neighborhood friends house.... and made it allll night (we couldn't believe). Here's one little sister welcoming her big sister back!
4. Summer Wheels
Grandpa was given a bike from one of his neighbors and got it all fixed up for Anna. Her first with gears.
(I wonder if there's a picture somewhere of me on a bike with a push from him like that... there must be)
5. Summer reading log... I love watching a "reader" being born.
6. Before Work Cuddles
Summer sleeping schedules so off that there is always time to see daddy before he leaves for work.
We're planning and planning each and every step of our trip. "No kids, you can't go see Mickey, you're 8 steps behind; move it. We're supposed to be on Dumbo right now." Yes, I'm that kind of Disney planner.
8. Friends over for dinner on a Wednesday. That never happens during the school year.
And it was sooooo good. Tomato basil grilled chicken, Greek salad, bacon potato salad, cut fruit, and blueberry pie!
Perfectly matched, hand picked by God friends who love adoption as much as we do!
9. Lazy breakfasts
They sleep soooo late in the summer because we go to be so late. And then their longer than long, drag it out breakfast used to drive me crazy. I wanted to get them upstairs, dressed, and day started.
But I've decided to embrace it, pour myself another cup of tea and let them take forever to eat, talk, and play at the breakfast table.
I'd love to hear from you on these...
Something I Splurged On: Autograph books for Disney from Esty
Something that Was Free: The musical Jungle Book that my Dad directed with a group of kids
Something Sweet About My Husband: He brought home flowers this week (in Disney colors)
Something I'm Looking Forward To: More planning our Disney days tonight with Scott after the girls are tucked in. Specifically where we're planning to stand for the fireworks and Main Street Electrical Parade on day 4 at exactly 8:45 pm... I'm a nutso Disney planner.
What I'm Reading: The Pioneer Woman.. Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, A Love Story
What I'm Listening To: A Great Big World "This is the New Year" Crank it baby and dance with your girls in your kitchen like no one sees you. And soak in those moments cuz one day they won't be dancing with you in your kitchen... they'll think you're weird.