Thursday, August 15, 2013

Over It

Summer 2013 has come and gone!

And despite some strict budget restraints, we had our best yet.  

It started out looking like this......all pretty and perfect and well organized.

Now, I'm struggling to fill the days.  Can't tell you how many dollar movies we've seen!  I'm still loving each day......and even if I wasn't, I'd be careful not to let the kids know.  This is THEIR summer.....their time to rest and play and enjoy life as little kids.  A big school year awaits.  

Some highlights of 2013:

Day trips.


I think our kids grew gills this summer.  

Sea shell hunts.

Sea life discoveries.

Water balloons.

Surf days.

Best friends.

County Fair.

Fireworks off the pier.

Water park slides.

Gorgeous Palm Springs.

Fabulous Las Vegas.

New beach games.

Balboa Park.

Night time zoo.

Sunrise surfing.

La Jolla hiking.

Book stores.

Room make-overs.

Professional pictures.

Mission Bay.


And, finally, we look like this.  

We're over it.

Time for school.

Time for a strict reading schedule, homework, team sports and holidays ahead.

I love the smell of crayons!


Dee Stephens said...

LOVE IT ALL!! As you already know, I think you're a rock star Mommy!! WOOHOO!!

Sarah said...

Hahaha that final pic says it all. But to be fair, I'm exhausted just reading that list of all you and the punks have done this summer!!

donatelli98 said...

You make me sick ... And tired! Love you rock star mom!

Jordan Cole said...

What an awesome Summer! I feel for mommas during the summer and always have a little sigh of relief when I see kids back in school! You did it up good for those kiddos, reminds us of the summers we used to have, taught us to have such a wonderful sense of adventure!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Your kids had an amazing summer loaded with activities and adventures! All good things must come to an end though when school starts.

Unknown said...

Best. Mama. Ever. I wish I had your energy. One day?

Monica said...

Those kids are so lucky! Such a FUN summer!

Heather said...

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Emmy said...

Looks like it was incredible summer. I love the picture with the surfboards up against the rocks- fun fun shot.
So cool that the surf already- I have tried surfing and yea, I got up on my knees once :)

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