Beach Evenings & Soccer Games

Happy first week of fall!!!  The weather hardly feels like September here, it’s been rainy, hot & humid, but we have our fall decor up and are brainstorming Halloween costumes, so there’s that. 🙂  Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend!
I’m stopping in to share some recent pictures, these first ones are from the most glorious beach evening ever, it was one of those nights where you miss it before it’s even over.  Our girls LOVE exploring down at the ocean, and this is one of our favorite times of year to take them since it’s not nearly as busy after all of the tourists go home.  And not for nothing, beach evenings require way less packing than 90 degree beach days, so that’s always a plus.  We are going to try to do this at least a couple more times in the next few weeks before all of the craziness of Halloween and the beginning of the holidays hits (!!!!!!).
And soccer.  We signed up Waverly last week.  It was completely last-minute, but she’s already more athletic than I ever was, so we thought it would be a good thing for her.  We got her schedule and told her Thursday night, her first game was Saturday, and her only response was “we have to get my costume together”.  Love her so much.  She picked out all of her things with my husband at the store, was so freaking excited about it all, and Saturday morning, the first thing she asked about was when she got to go to her game.
Then we got there.  She wanted nothing to do with it, like really nothing, and wouldn’t even step near the field.  She’s always been nervous about things at first, she is not shy at all but just slow to accept new situations, and that was definitely the case with this.  Part of me felt so bad for her and wanted to just throw in the towel and take her home to put her tutu and leotard on where she feels most comfortable.  And the other part of me just wished she would have gone out on the field with the other 900 kids who were playing.  Ultimately, we decided not to give up and let her try again next week, there’s obviously a life lesson in that.  Hoping I can come back here with a good report!

Also, I’m kind of a soccer mom.  That’s just crazy.

A couple pictures of our ladies before I sign off, Waverly’s little finger pointing at Avalon is my favorite and just so true to how seriously she takes her role as big sister.  A nice lady at the mall the other day was helping Avalon with something and Waverly came over, picked Avalon up and then looked straight at the woman and said “oh thank you so much, you are such a sweetheart”.  If I could just bottle up every little thing she says.

Happiest Tuesday, hope your week is off to a great start!


  1. September 20, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Gorgeous beach photos. I love the one of Waverly twirling. I'm sure Waverly will come around with soccer.

  2. September 20, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    As always, love your pictures and the things waverly says!! 🙂 Fellow soccer mom here, too…first practice tonight. Fingers crossed!!

  3. September 21, 2016 / 12:43 am

    I love that she called her soccer uniform her costume! And good luck next week, hopefully it goes better.

  4. September 21, 2016 / 1:41 am

    Yay, Soccer!!!!!! Hope she loves it this coming week!!!

  5. September 21, 2016 / 1:50 am

    I LOVE W's polka dot dress! Beautiful!

  6. September 21, 2016 / 2:48 am

    The beach pictures are just gorgeous! Liam just started soccer too and loves it! Hopefully Waverly warms up to it!

  7. September 21, 2016 / 3:11 am

    We were inspired by you to hit up the beach the other evening! Much better than any other time of day.

  8. September 21, 2016 / 3:43 am

    Everyone is rejoicing that fall is here, and we are dying from heat and humidity, too!
    Those beach photos. Oh my gosh. How perfect are they?!
    Fingers and toes crossed Waverly loves soccer a bit more this week.

  9. September 22, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    What a perfect evening at the beach! I love that you guys are close enough to do that. And maybe a little bit jealous, too! These pictures are precious. Ahh, I hope Waverly decides to play. I think she would love it. And we all know she’d be the cutest dang one out there! Can’t wait to see what next weekend holds for you guys & soccer.

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