Sunday, August 23, 2015

goodbye summer

Sure, the weather is still hot and we're still fitting in water time whenever we can get it, but Andre has his (last ever) first day of school tomorrow, so I guess this is the end of summer. And boy, will we miss those great sunny days and lots of family time spent together.

We squeezed out our last official week with park dates and outside play. Let's be honest, the best time of year is when school is back in session but the weather is still great for being outside, so it's toddler city at the playground and splashpad without bullying bigger kids. 

This is Rhett doing his exercises at the park, completely on his own. It must have worked, because later a little girl declared he was her boyfriend. Work it, Rhett.

Plus, we finally got around to lots of things we've been talking about doing all summer, like playing curb-ball (our neighbors probably think we are crazy) and eating at Spices (I'm still dreaming of that breakfast burrito). 

Our week was full of hippie outdoor picnic concerts, BBQs, temple dates, people watching, long walks, even more picnics, meeting new friends, and lots of good deals. It was pretty great, folks. Long live summer! But I really can't wait until fall comes in full force--the crisp morning air the past few days has been teasing me!

p.s. You can now excuse Andre from this blog for the next four months. If you need him, check the law library. He'll resurface for a few weeks around December. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

friday favorites

We've had a good week around here with lots of things to celebrate. To keep the happy going, here are some things we've been loving lately:
  • Freakanomics podcast. Andre has been loving this all summer, but he finally got me to listen to it on our mountain drive last week and I am hooked. It's witty and fun and informative. In exchange, I got him hooked on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. We're a little behind the times people, but at least we're catching up.
  • Trader Joe's potstickers. We could eat them all day. And the edamame, always the edamame.
  • Our super slow campus Internet finally got replaced with fast (read: normal speed) Internet and we are rejoicing. Stream everything! At once! Facetime from the kitchen!
  • Apple music. We are seriously loving the free 3-month trial. There's no way we'll actually pay for it, but we'll embrace it while we can. 
  • I scored my new favorite shirt from Schoola for 97 cents. It is and my new favorite site for cheap (used) clothes. Also, this is my link and you should click it so I get credit to feed my online shopping urges.
  • This. Because the terrible twos are real. Solidarity, sisters. 
  • If this video doesn't move you, you may not have a soul. And it turns out listening to motivational montages in the background makes you more productive at work--who knew?

Sunday, August 2, 2015

little moments: july

July was busy and pretty much the greatest. We travelled, celebrated, spent lots of time with friends and family, and did lots of exploring ourselves. Here are some favorite moments:

 playground evenings when daddy comes home. the greatest
check out the best reciept ever. Total savings=92%. Boom baby!
Working from home definitely has its perks, especially when you can enjoy the summer sun too
Rhett loves asking me to take his picture, so I ended up with 20 pictures of him on this horse because he was so proud of himself.
 Rhett's race car helmet. He is seriously obsessed and will wear it around the house for hours at a time. The first time he wore it the helmet was still in the packaging, but that didn't slow him one bit.
Buckets and buckets of sunflowers at the farmer's market
Trains all day every day
Hauling his own diapers and books to church--gotta start them young!
Andre snuggled our friends' baby in Utah and Rhett got jealous, so he had to join the fun.
Red Rocks!
Rhett is too cool 
Water baby, where let's be honest--he spends most of his time drinking from the fountains.
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