The End of the Summer is Near

The past 24 hours have been a ton of fun for me and Harrison. My husband has been out of town (returned this morning! yay!) and so it has been just me and my small boy. Which is nothing to you parents who have spouses that travel all the time, or single parents, or military folks…but for me, getting 24 hours of Harrison to myself is a treat.

I didn’t have any grand plans, but we ended up with dinner at my parents house so Harrison could see his grands, then an extra-long bath with extra bubbles in the big master garden tub. It’s funny how some nights, bath time seems like a chore and others, it seems like such a privilege to provide that fun for him. Then a few books and his bedtime routine and before I knew it, I had a quiet house. I did my typical “daycare prep” of getting together lunches, laying out clothes, and making sure Harry was all packed for “water day” at school.

Here’s what else we’ve been up to at the end of the summer:

  • Happy birthday, Prince George! 1 of 7
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    So I didn't buy blue cupcakes specifically to celebrate the new prince, but my mom had them on hand and Harry wanted to sing "Happy Birthday." Prince George was the only one I could come up with.

    More on why it's awesome to be a preschool girl because of Prince George here...

  • Party people. 2 of 7
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    Most of my week was spent planning and prepping for my friend's baby shower. I decided to go with a Wizard of Oz theme and stitched up these little felt hats for guests to wear at the shower. It was a hit and so much fun!

  • It’s the return of Peanut Butter. 3 of 7
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    Last year, I didn't get a picture of my kid on Peanut Butter the pony. This year, SUCCESS. You can read more about our Peanut Butter adventures here.

  • Onward and upward! 4 of 7
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    This is my last week at SAS, which is very bittersweet. I'm looking forward to new adventures, but it also means a few weeks of learning the new juggle. Being a working mom has so many perks, but one of the downfalls is reshuffling when a new opportunity comes.

  • Book worm. 5 of 7
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    One of Harry's favorite things to do right now is "read" to me. It's so much fun to sit and listen to him tell me the story in his own words, point out letters he knows, and truthfully, I just love his sweet little voice. I'm hoping he will keep his love of reading forever.

  • I don’t want to think about the end of August. 6 of 7
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    This summer has gone by so fast that I'm just sticking my fingers in my ears, LALALA I CANNOT HEAR YOU AUGUST. We've become so entrenched in our wonderful summer routine of the pool and light dinner and falling into bed exhausted that when the pool closes...well, I don't know what to do. What do you people do after work and school?

  • A good boy. 7 of 7
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    He's just so FUN right now. Three and a half is my jam and I know I keep saying that every age is "it" for me, but I swear, this is IT.

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Beth Anne writes words & takes pictures at Okay, BA! You can also find her on the Twitters & Facebook.

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