Sunday, August 3, 2014

Where Did Summer Go?

It happens every year. I look forward to summer vacation, and then it comes and goes so quickly. It has been a great one, though. At almost 4 1/2, Chandler is big enough to explore and try more things than he ever has before. I love that he is now old enough to make memories that he can hold for a lifetime.

He is growing up so fast, and although we have our challenging moments, and sometimes even our challenging days, I wouldn't trade it all for the world. He is a sweet and special blessing! Here is a recap of some of the things we did this summer.

Myrtle Beach with my parents (Grandmama & Grandpa)

You can't go to the beach without having a picnic at least once! 

Dollar Movies- He loved them! 

Level Grove Donuts With Dad (He loved Level Grove, by the way!)


Swimming Lessons

He received some cool treats from the library for reading this summer.
Slime was one of them. He had a blast with it!
Making cupcakes for no particular reason
(and staying in our jammies all day sometimes!)

Playing at the park

Enjoying Sunday School with friends

Swimming at Don Carter State Park
with some friends from church
Watching the Demorest 4th of July Fireworks with Brent's parents
(Nana & Grandad)
Catching an Atlanta Braves game
(complete with Coke, Cotton Candy, & Ice Cream!)

Earning a certificate, medal, and fishing pole
for reading 100+ books this summer 

Throwing sticks for Jack to fetch at the lake

Catching a movie at the Tiger Drive In
(a first for all of us!)
The occasional nap
(Unfortunately for me, he decided most days this was unnecessary!)

This summer really wasn't so much about what we did. It was who we spent the time with…each other. I am so blessed to have Brent and Chandler in my life. They are both special and precious to me, and I thank God for them.