Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Our Summer Draws To A Sweet Close

For me, the last day of August is the last day of summer.  Never mind the temperature, when I flip that calendar over and see the month September it signals fall ~ back to school ~ soups and chili ~ apples ~ pumpkins ~ you get the picture.  It doesn't matter that I live in Texas and it is still 100 degrees, or that our  kids have been in school for a whole week, or that there isn't an apple orchard any where near here ~ tomorrow the fall bins get opened and I turn my head and heart back to the inside and my little "nest."

So before I say goodbye to summer I thought I would share a few things we have been doing during these last few weeks.

One day after a long time in the pool Elizabeth really wanted to have a tea party.  And, this coincided with the first day of our new sunscreen sticks for the face ~ and as you can see they are COLORFUL and fun.  That stuff does not come off, which is great for sun protection, but not so great for Grandma's upholstery.  Hence, the outdoor party on a beach towel ~ no points for presentation, but they loved it.  

Next up was Elizabeth's Back To School lunch and outing with Grandma and Grandpa.  We went to grandma and little girl heaven the American Girl Store for lunch and shopping.

Somebody's excited.

Grandpa and his girl.

Yummy fruit and muffin starter.  And do you see that little polka dot box?  That is filled with conversation starters that our little first grader read to us as we waited for our meal.  

The yummy lunch was called the Bitty Picnic and came with a little hamburger and little hot dog.

I think this was one of Elizabeth's favorite things ~ they always bring the dolls a little cup and saucer, but this time they filled the tiny cups with lemonade.  She LOVED it.  

I am sad that I didn't get any more pictures, my battery died at this point, so no picture of her dessert sampler or her purchase of the day.  She picked the school supplies for her Kit doll ~ appropriate choice!

When we left the American Girl store our fun was not over, because we had Jackson's 2nd birthday party to attend.

Big brother Cooper and his cute party hat. {Jessica made the hats with the kids' initials} {{and just as I snapped the picture Cooper pulled his hat right in front of Ben's face ~ sorry Benny!}}

The party was so cute and Jackson just loved it!

Blowing out the candles ~ he had a cute Mickey shirt on ~ but it was removed in anticipation of that red frosting.

I can't believe our baby Jackson is 2!  I know I say it all the time, but it is really true ~ time flies!

We had a wonderful summer, and I am sad that it has come to an end ~ but we have company coming for Labor Day and we are hosting a large family BBQ on Monday so I guess it's not over yet!



Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

All of this looks fun and sounds great, but I am sooo ready for fall! I agree that Sept 1, something just changes regardless of the temps (and awful humidity in Mississippi). Here's to looking forward to the start of fall. Hope your Labor Day is a great one!

Lori said...

So fun! Lucky you and grand kids. None for me yet, I think they are trying.

Debbie said...

It all looks wonderful, Sue. I had "that feeling" in my chest when I saw the American Girl outing. I always wanted to take my girls there. Maybe granddaughters...

And I love that Mickey cake, too.

Rettabug said...

What a GREAT time you had, Sue, with Elizabeth at the AG store & then later at Jackson's birthday party! LOVED the cute, spontaneous photos you captured...the one with the hat is hilarious. Typical brother, huh? LOL

I just got out some of my autumn decorations today. We've had rain & cooled off into the 60's, so its really nice right now. I'll try to send some of our weather your way.


TLEB said...

Elizabeth had such a great time at the American Girl store, thanks for taking her!! She loves spending time with her Grandma and Grandpa!

SavannahGranny said...

Sue, Looks like a great time was had by all. I just love looking at the beautiful fresh faces. They are so beautiful and full of wonder. Don't we all wish we had such energy. Thanks for sharing your babies (don't tell them I called the babies) with us.
Thanks for visiting and you guessed most of the spots. The head in Cartagena, Spain.
Hugs, Ginger