Happy Friday! August is wrapping up and soon enough…we’ll be kissing summer goodbye.
Because it was such a brutally hot one, I can’t say I’m sad to see summer end, though I do love the longer days. Before another season arrives, wanted jot down some memories from the second half of summer. In reverse chronological order, thanks to my WordPress confusion, some moments:
Despite the clouds and the fact that we were far from the path of totality, I enjoyed the 15 minute parking-lot roof gathering to “see” the eclipse. The best part was looking at all the people standing on roofs, peering out windows, and gathering on the street corners to catch a glimpse of the moon.
Last weekend, we celebrated Melissa and Baby Hua! Molly planned all the sweet decorations and food, and we had a great time gathering together. Can’t wait for October :)
Jon and Melissa got a diaper backpack, so of course I had to take a picture of the Jon and David with their matching gear. Side note: how did it take us nearly 5 months to buy pacifier clips?? Game changer. I crack up when I see Diego with his in the morning before daycare-it’s like his work ID badge. Clipped on, ready to go.
The dads went to lunch during the shower and this photo-Diego’s napkin umbrella, protecting him from the hazards of a chicken sandwich-made me smile.
In other Diego news, I think he’s getting too big for his kitchen sink bath. Haven’t tried a bath in the bathtub yet, but starting to think it’s time. He’s never particularly loved it, but the fact he might be too big for that quintessential sink bath makes me feel like time is moving too fast.
It’s ok, he’s still a total baby :)
In an attempt to improve Diego’s bottle feedings, we’re trying to give him bottles during the day, even during the weekends. Which means more pumping. UGHHH. Anyway, Sunday afternoon, I’m pumping, and Diego embarks on a one-man mission to take down the pump. No joke, for at least 10 minutes, he sat next to me, launching these sneak attacks, swatting at the pump. He was so determined! The photo (and my writing) does none of this justice, but it was hilarious and David and I were CRYING with laughter.
The past few weekends we carved out some very quiet Sundays and I’m very grateful. This is not a frequent scene–Diego napping, leisurely drinking coffee and reading the paper–but when it all comes together, I reaalllllyyyy treasure it.
Been working on the whole meal planning/cooking during the week post-work with baby-groove, and so far, it’s going ok. The best routine music and dancing for Diego while he supervises dinner prep from the Bumbo :)
We brought Diego to his first baseball game–a Saturday night Ports game–and he was great!
David finished the backyard and it is delightful! He also built this planter box and in the two weeks since this photo was taken the basil has TAKEN OFF. So much basil-need to make pesto.
It’s finally cooled down just enough that the mornings and evenings are quite pleasant. We’ve spent most evenings out here and I love being able to get some fresh air and relax.
And a few photos I never posted about from July-a hike through Big Trees and Diego’s swim lessons!
Sending good thoughts for the weekend :)