Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Glimpses of a Low-Key Summer

Lunch with a friend outside.

A fire for marshmallows.  I ran to get some at the store-Patrick said, "Mom don't forget to buy sticks too!"  We had to laugh at that one.

Too hot to play outside.  Do you like the pirate flag?  It's taped to a wooden skewer which was then stuck into my brand new chair cushion that cost a pretty penny.  I have to not care...it was worth all the quiet play time to say nothing at all.

Andrew's prep for lemonade stand.  If you want to save something in our fridge-leftovers, doggie bags, etc, you MUST put a sign on them.

He made a bundle, and would have one every day if I let him.  Quite a little entrepreneur.  He stood at the corner (yes, that made me nervous) on the hottest day ever, and had so much fun. 

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  1. I'm first?! Looks like a perfectly lovely summer:) I'm going school shopping today. Sigh. In July. It seems so wrong!

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  2. sounds like heaven and yes, you need the peace before the hoopla, although I'm sure you'll manage it in admirable style! (I almost said eye of the storm but a new baby and your oldest going to college is far from a storm - its amazing!). I wish I could say the same here on the low key - yes, its been very low key but the sibling bickering and nastiness has reached a new level and I am going to have do a lockdown on all technology and late bedtimes to bring the hammer down, I do believe. Which stinks, but I'm so frstrated and at a loss on how to change it here without some drastic measures. Sigh. I wish my kiddos could see how great they have it vs picking at each other all the livelong day. One of my boys cries "its not fair" is making me want to pull out my hair! So I'll live vicariously through you and your pictures of contentment!

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  3. Every time I see there's no new post up in the morning I think "Oh, gosh, maybe she had the baby!" I have to remember he/she is due mid-August.

    I'm so glad you're having a restful summer...I guess I'll wait til the newest is at least 9 months before I ask you to be my blogger mentor! ;)

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  4. The best kind of summer! One of my kids read The Book Thief, so I did too. It's a great book!

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  5. My dear friend Mindy ( who has the same pregnancy sickness you have) is due the same week as you. I've had her read your blog. So many of the same thoughts.
    Excited for both new babies to be here!
    And my kids do the same fort thing in my living room.
    They love it! (till it's time to clean it up.) Hang in there Sarah!! You're on the home stretch! Look in your fridge you might have milk expires AFTER your baby is here. :)

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  6. where did you get that beautiful subtle-toned floral chair? beautiful!

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  7. Once again...thank you for perspective! We are having quite the same summer and many times I express to my husband my guilt at not planning some big trip or having more exciting things planned for the kids. I have to remember that this time at home is precious and it gives my kids a much needed rest from the craziness that is our lives when school starts. Thanks for the reminder...it's nice to know I'm not alone!

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  8. I found over the years that those are some of the best summers, and the ones they truly remember...the simple ones spent at home. The kids here go back to school August 6th!! Yikes...so thankful we have Katie a couple extra days since she is starting college. August 6th would have been way to early for me!!

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  9. Sounds like a perfect summer. I'd be interested to know what Abbey thinks about the Book Thief. At first I didn't think I would like it but by the end I got so attached to the characters. It was an amazing book.

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  10. What a wonderful gift for you and your family...a relaxed summer! Enjoy these last few days before the next adventure begins! I am so excited for you!

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  11. It looks like a great summer! I hope you're hanging in there. It's almost time to meet that little human inside of you! Such a miracle. I was sad yesterday because my baby turned 7months! I can't believe how fast it's going. Enjoy it Sarah! I'm so excited for you and your family. Your blog helped me realize what really matters...my kids! My husband had wanted another for years, and after reading your blog (and Pam's) I felt like I wasn't too old after all. We went for, and I thank God everyday that we did. I delivered 20 days before I turned 42, and I did great! You will too. My kids are now 14, 11, 9, and 7 months! Such a blessing.

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  12. Watermelon belly photos are so funny!

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  13. Sounds very much like our summer, Sarah. We spent our days baking, reading, swinging, and sittin on the porch. Well that and way too many trips to Dairy Queen! I love summers like this. I have never been one for busy busy busy! Ugh! Best of luck with all your littles!!

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  14. Bring on the HOOPLA!! I say:)

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  15. i LOVE the sign on the lemonade. it reminds me of my house, everything MUST be claimed if you want any chance of keeping it safe.

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  16. you inspire me to keep the tv off! :) totally understand if you don't answer-but what brand train set is that, please? so happy for you! best of luck!

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  17. The Book Thief is one of my more favorite books!

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  18. Sarah, that pirate fort photo is my FAVORITE. Someday, there won't be anyone building forts like that, and we'll miss it so much, won't we? I love that you're capturing moments like this. Thinking about you and your pregnancy!

    Love,
    April

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