i can't possibly be the only one who has this sort of meloncholy feeling that summer is quickly slipping behind us? between labour day safely back there as in "last weekend" and the kids filling the schoolyard across the street, i can't understand how we are already here again! a new year beginning - i've never been able to shake the "back to school" is the beginning of the year thing... no matter how many years i've been out!
we were up really early today and june, cliff and i went for a walk and the streets were so quite still - it should have felt like summer, because it's still hot as july, but the air was different and the buzzing cicadas are gone. somehow the world just knows its september. anyway, i'm sure i'll snap out of it once i can officially put my jeans and flanel on but for this week i'm a bit whiny and a bit filling my summer void with blueberry muffins. i guess it's because we had such a great summer this year and i can't quite let go yet!
last week june and i met up with our baby friend for a little picnic. we were going to go swimming but it was one of those late august days that aren't quite warm enough, but we had fun playing in the park instead. june is now officially a toddler, doing all the daring things like climbing up on the back of my couch, wanting to go down the "big" slide on her own and just all around flexing her "juney do it" button. when we've managed to get out and about this summer, i have had to coax myself to let go of things like actually eating a good lunch, or mouthfuls of sand, or keeping a nap schedule (whatever that is... we've actually never managed to truely get on one of those!!). it took some arriving at because for the most part i'd say i'm pretty regimented... but in the interest of exploring this summer, i just couldn't stick with the idea of only being out of the house for a short window of time.
june kept stealing luke's hat & trying to wear it. way too cute these two. they've been hanging out together since before tummy-time and i hope it stays that way <3 it's so wonderful to have such a great group of girlfriends in ottawa - and a bonus for june when hanging out involves little friends!
i'm laughing at june's shorts in these pictures! she's at that awkward age when it makes no sense to buy something sized 18 months... so i went ahead and i bought a few things on amazing sale racks but they're size two! I had hoped to get wear out of them next summer but now i'm wondering if they're just too big now and will be too small by next year. these are the learning curves of a first time mother, yes?!
more hat thievery! for the record, i did bring a hat for her to wear. head coverage for my bald beauty is one of my top priorities! ;)
alright summer. i know you're not truly gone yet! thank-you for all the heat and the fun little moments of doing nothing big in particular. and for dirty feet and full hearts.
and can i just say how happy i am to be back in the blogging world? i really did miss this! and i know i'll be so happy looking back on this day a year from now. our generation is so lucky to be able to capture this sort of thing. so i know i've said it before but thanks again for having me here and thanks for reading along!