Schools starts tomorrow and summer has come to a close. I'm not sure how long I'll get to write this as you nap the afternoon away on this rainy Labor Day but I wanted to write and say what a fun summer I've had with you and I'm thankful for each moment of it! While I didn't get to many of my summer projects (like printing this blog), we did check almost everything off of the bucket list. Some of our favorite summer memories include...
Vacation Bible School at church... you were in my class with the pre-schoolers and Kinders - it was all total Spanglish and chaos but lots of fun!!
Berry picking - We did strawberry picking, raspberry picking, fed animals in the petting zoo and ate ice cream! We took Brandon (from church) with us once but he stomped on all the berries more than anything!
Fourth of July - We went to the parade in EGR, watched a waterski show, went to a picnic, and you fell asleep with me during the fireworks (you were not a fan and they went til 2am in our neighborhood)
Lake Michigan - It was more of a cool rainy summer but we tried to make it to the beach at least once a week. You flew your first kite and you are actually liking the water now too!
|Our trip to Indiana with the Stanley|
UMC Church Camp - We went down to Dowagiac and stayed at camp with all our Spanish speaking friends for a weekend. We ate tons of amaaaazing Dominican and Mexican food, sang songs around the campfire, made s'mores and for me it was mostly all about getting closer to God. Dad made you your own train, you swam in the pool, and on the way back we stopped to play your first game of mini-golf and sat in the pilot's seat of a plane at the Dowagiac airport!
|Sitting in the pilot's seat of the airplane!|
DeYoung family reunion - We went to Van Buren Youth Camp this weekend for the fam reunion. Your cousins Ana Leah and Rachel flew in from the DR and you have been loving it! You have a sudden new love for Spanish and it makes your mama so happy!! You liked sleeping in our special cabin, going on sailboat rides (not our first ones this summer) and playing in the sand. I will have to add those photos later though cause they're not on the computer yet...
Here are a few other random favorite moments from summer....
|Fredrick Meijers Gardens|
|Dinner out at Brann's|
|Helping in Mama's classroom|
|Emily's fairy princess birthday party|
|Bounce house at the party|
|Ice cream and story date during a thunder storm|
|Frozen sing-a-long in the front yard|
|Wagon rides with your BFF Stevie!|
|Making smoothies - Smoothies and Sesame Street were part of our daily routine!|
|Dinner at Cracker Barrel - spending Mama's giftcards!|
|Picnic at the airport, welcoming in the airplanes|
|Helping Mama around the house!|