OMG, y'all, can you believe summer break has come to an end? Ha ha ha JK, I don't get summer breaks. But the season itself is wrapping up, and any small hint of sadness I have about not being able to go to the pool, etc. is overshadowed by how anxious I am for this offensively hot and humid weather to go away. I know, I know- I have at least 2 months before that will become a reality.
Anyway. We have been up to many exciting things, I assure you:
We had an impromptu sleepover with the cousins at our house. This entailed minimal sleeping, lots of playing, and most importantly, donuts.
Colby and Clara got back-to-school haircuts (... even though they never stopped going to school and therefore aren't really going "back"). Clara was hesitant about getting hers cut, as I think she equates long hair with princess status, but was anxious to show it off once all was said and done:
On the flip side, Colby had no qualms about the actual haircut, but as usual, acted like a tortured prison inmate when I asked him to take a picture. Also as usual, incorporating a Transformer in the process eventually helped him come around.
Daddy took the twins solo to a swimming birthday party and handled it like a pro (translation: no children drowned.) This is actually a significant victory because in case I haven't mentioned it on here already, the twins took 2 weeks of swimming lessons at the beginning of the summer and have since deemed themselves as professional swimmers that in no way need puddle jumpers or other assistance. We've been simultaneously impressed and terrified by their newfound independence in the water.
We went to the zoo with some friends this past weekend- yes, in August- AND lived to tell the tale! They were having a "snow day" and since Clara coincidentally has been praying recently for God to make it snow (how's that for faith?!), we figured it was worth braving the heat to go.
Of course, we had to visit all of the other regular exhibits, too, making sure to spend as much time in the indoor exhibits as possible!
This is Clara waving to me when she insisted she was "big and brave" and didn't need me to stand with her. She dismissed me to the bench a few seats back to watch from afar. Sniff sniff.
I also hosted a baby "sprinkle" for my sweet friend, Kristen, that's going to have baby #3 in the next couple of weeks! While we opened presents and I helped myself to 2 servings of the cake you see below, Brian and the kids enjoyed pizza and a shared milkshake for dinner, so all of us were fat and happy by the time the evening was done.
Our church had a "Back-to-School Bash" on Sunday, complete with snow cones (... and water bounce houses, which we pretended we didn't know about and therefore didn't bring their swimsuits - mean parents).
And to officially end summer, Colby and Clara moved into the Pre-K room at daycare this week! Of course I had to document the occasion:
I just can't wrap my brain around the fact that 5 years ago yesterday we found out we were pregnant, and seemingly 10 minutes later, here we are about to start their last year before Kindergarten. Trying hard not to blink anymore!