After yet another successful summer weekend, I am trying to figure out how it can possibly be the middle of August? Don't get me wrong, I love the changing of the leaves, the beginning of the holidays (obviously!), and best of all, skinny jean & boot weather. Yet the first summer that Waverly Maye has officially taken part it has been one for the books. So we are soaking in these last moments and taking advantage of all that sweet summertime has to offer.
Here are some of the current things we are LOVING this summer!
1. Popsicles - Now that we are homeowners, I suddenly have this urge to be domestic & really try to cook. It must be that I really feel like a grown up now, so I might as well fully take on the role. So far, so good ... almost. I was super excited to make these watermelon popsicles for Waverly, and they were just as delicious as I thought they would be. The only downfall was that the actual stick broke off almost immediately & we were forced to drink them from our pink striped straws. It was a complete mess but oh so fun. Doesn't everyone
eat drink popsicles with a matching sequin pink headband?
2 - Water Table - Honestly, I had never even heard of a water table until this summer. But now that I know about this genius idea & have one of my own (or Waverly does), we have been taking full advantage. Waverly Maye is a total water baby, so she would obviously love a table covered in water that she can splash around in. Plus, we can do it right outside our front door. Total win.
3 - Ocean Breeze Water Park - I have posted about our love for the water park before, but our summer list could not be complete without mentioning it. Buying season passes this year was the best decision ever! In between all of the kids to play with & the shallow water that she can walk around in, Waverly is in complete heaven there. Plus, we can pack food & bring the stroller right in. SO much easier than the beach, & there is no sand for Waverly to eat. LOVE!
4 - Momma & Mini Time - Without a doubt, the BEST part of this summer is the fact that I have been home with my girl all day, everyday. It really has been nothing short of amazing, and I have cherished each & every FULL day that I have gotten to spend with her. Counting down the days to my return is definitely a little sad, but I have to look at the bright side and how lucky I have been to have this second maternity leave (and can again count down the days to my third maternity leave next summer!). In the meantime, we are taking advantage of these last days of summer in the best way we know how.
Yea, that happened. I can't help myself, although I'm pretty sure my husband wished I could. He is lucky it is pretty much impossible to find a polka dot shirt for a man, because if I could, there is a definite risk he would have been the third person in our matching photo. :)
(If you have the sudden urge to match your daughter, Waverly's dress is from GAP & mine is from H&M!)
Happy Monday, enjoy your day & these last days of summer!