Summer is supposed to be lazy, but with a kid sometimes it is anything but. As I am learning this, I have a new appreciation for my parents who probably rarely got much down-time with us as kids, schlepping us to practices, going to our games, dropping us off at friends' houses, trying (but not pushing) to keep us entertained during those "long, summer months." How did you do it?? I'm not even at school-age with Mia yet, so don't worry, I'm not freaking out, but I can see how school's being out for summer could seem daunting at times! But then if you homeschool, it might be a relief for you. No more papers, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks? Why do I remember that silly rhyme/hand clap?
Regardless, this past week, Mia's gone to the pool, gone to the park twice, gone with me around town...she's pretty much had an awesome week. She slept really well too! Maybe all this busy-ness is what's cooling her jets. She's not so bored so she's not acting up. Who knows.
We live in Florida so we might as well take advantage of the palm trees, the sun, our community center's pool, and the blessed number of christian friends we have around town. There is almost always something to do, that you could easily be overwhelmed. Sometimes you have to retreat from it all just to calm down. But I'm not ready to calm down yet, so here's another onslaught of pictures from Mia's past week, inspired by Greg's post:
|Mia making "pawpy" (coffee)|
|Mia counting eggs (and subsequently launching one, not pictured) |
at our food coop pickup
|cruising around Publix|
|Mia "conga" (colors)|
|Stealing the last few bites of my yummy lentil soup|
|checking out the pool|
|getting more comfortable at the pool |
(that was about the farthest from me I'd let her get!)
|an instagram photo of me & Mia|
|a Mommy/Mia date at Wiregrass, watching the train go by|
|riding that same train|
|peering out our cabin|
|ice cream date with Daddy, a candid picture|
|modeling one of Mommy's dresses, made by my Mamaw|
with detailing provided by an old family friend!
|"Is this our new picture pose??"|