As ready as we are for fall and all that comes with it, saying farewell to summer 2016 is definitely bittersweet. The past few months have been so good, I never want to forget the memories we have made and how we have watched our precious girls grow all too quickly, but in the best way possible. We have spent most of our days with some sort of water activity, even if we had to get creative in our backyard to do it, and ate more popsicles than we could count. Waverly & Avalon got closer than ever, quite literally at moments, and their ever evolving sisterhood continues to be something I will always cherish. We wore bathing suits more than clothes, and bare feet more than shoes. Waverly learned to go under water and Avalon learned to walk. Then run. 🙂 We did our weekly dance class, the waterpark at least twice a week, and counted down the moment until daddy came home every single day. We had tantrums and tears, sometimes from all of us, and then laughs to make up for it ten times over.
Sharing some pictures that I never shared here on the blog, looking at these just makes my heart all kinds of full. I laughed this weekend when both girls slept until 7:15 and my husband said, “doesn’t it feel good to sleep in?”. Yes, quarter after seven is considered sleeping in these days and these little ladies are alllll worth it. I can never say it enough, these are the days, my friends!
Wishing you and yours a very happy Monday!
I was looking through (the insane amount of) my pictures the other night, something I find myself doing often! It never fails, 6pm hits & I am so exhuasted all I can think about is sleep. I make the mental note to go to bed at 7:05, five minutes after Waverly goes to sleep. Then, that time actually comes & I start looking at pictures of our day, all I want to do is go jump in Waverly’s crib to snuggle with her all night. I miss her so much! Tell me I’m not the only one this happens to. 🙂
So I thought it would be fun to share some of the pictures I never got a chance to from our summer. I’m not sure if it was all the extra time that we got to spend together or just our love of summer activities, but I took a lot of pictures the past few months. Looking at them makes me so happy, I love that we will have these memories to look back on forever!
The last two are from that time I had the bright idea to take a family walk on the beach a couple weeks ago. All three of us were fully dressed & not one of us had a bathing suit on. We had been down there two seconds & Waverly started sprinting to the water, jumped in & thought it was about the funniest thing ever. We obviously had to jump in after her. Summer memories. 😉
I’m always so flattered when I get compliments on my pictures, I never cared much about photography before I had Waverly but obviously can’t get enough of it now! For those who have asked, I have a Canon Rebel camera & use Lightroom to edit my pictures. I do take lots of pictures, but feel like I am always conflicted between “in” the moment or capturing photos of it. So most often, I try to get a few shots right at the beginning of whatever we are doing & then make a point to put it away. Also, almost all of my favorite pictures of Waverly are candid ones, moments that she was really being herself & doing the things she loves the most (which includes jumping in the water, fully clothed or not!).
Happy weekend to you all!