Day 5…

” So long sweet summer, I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays;
So long sweet summer,  I fell into you now you’re gracefully falling away.”

I don’t have any stories behind today’s post. I think it’s possibly because Scout wasn’t home last night or today. I’m sure that something funny would have happened – or at least something annoying to which I could have added a humorous spin. But no…instead I was stuck with the baby.

Soooooo needy.

 I guess I should probably talk about the fact that it’s Labor Day and school is starting tomorrow. For the first time in 7 years I will sleep peacefully tonight. Usually I toss and turn, having nightmares about the first day of school, worried about the students I’ll have and dreading grading papers. Fortunately I still have friends out there to remind me that I shouldn’t be so sad.

Colleen’s thoughtful reminder.

So, technically, tomorrow is the first day at my new job! I should be nervous – and I guess I am a little bit. Staying at home to raise a kid is a lot of responsibility. I mean, I’m introducing him to the world! That’s kind of a big deal. I think I’m supposed to be showing him how to be “normal”. This morning we watched the Today show. Graham usually sits and plays with his toys while I finish my coffee and enjoy 15 minutes of “today”. However, Graham was much more interested in the TV this morning. He insisted on watching the Today show with me. I’m not so sure this is what you would call “normal” television viewing.

“Not now guys, I’m busy watching the news.”

Instead of wasting the last day of summer sitting at home missing Scout (who was off at the river with his Aunt Anna and cousins having a BLAST eating all sorts of smelly things like fish bones), Graham and I decided to pay a visit to the God parents.

Man time.

Graham loves hanging out with Peter and Jill. He tried to show them how he could crawl, but instead he just kept pushing himself under their ottoman. We went to lunch in the town center, where Graham got a lot of attention, some sweet and some a little creepy (like the woman who was looking over my shoulder to see what I was feeding the baby). Graham, once again, showed that he loves mac ‘n cheese (he got it from his mama). He was beat when it was all said and done – another day well spent.

The last day of summer was exhausting!

All in all, it’s been a really great summer! I’m sad to see it go, but I can’t wait to see all the fun things that Graham, Scout and I can get into this fall! And being a summer-loving-flip-flop-wearing girl, it pains me a little say this but….I’m looking forward to cooler running temps and wearing my boots again!

Summer highlights:

-Getting the hang out with Emma, Ava and Nora when they got back from Africa.

Outside with the girls.

-Fun visits with Cara and Pierce-man.

-First trip to the beach!

Happy, even after face planting in the sand.

-First trip to the ER…

Not too sick to flirt with the nurses!

-Beach with the Dahl Family.

Fun day out on the boat.

-Family Reunion in Blackstone (unfortunately no pics of the ropes course – awesome!)

Kids and grandkids…we’re only getting bigger!

-Stoberites Beach Week – amazing!

Boat Captain!

Hanging out with our boys!

-Lazy days by the pool.

Just waiting for the lifeguard to come back to flirt 😉

-And most importantly. enjoying our time as a family 🙂

xoxo,
Jo

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