Thursday, August 28, 2008


It was a hot summer this year. Hot is not good in Washington because we have no air conditioning, so we have to sit in the sweltering heat of our homes and sleep with no covers and a fan blowing on you. I love the sun but I don't love oppressive heat. The weather has cooled off over the last week and has returned to it's overcast gloominess. It's making me anxious for Fall! I absolutely LOVE the Fall. One thing I'm excited for is school to start, we have less than a week now and I'm really more excited than the kids are. The only thing I'll miss about Summer break is sleeping in. I would normally be loving the freedom and fun that Summer brings but this Summer is different. First of all I have 4 kids now and since one of them is a newborn little leach that clings to me every minute of every day It's not easy to just pick up and go places. The ages and personalities of my kids make it so hard to do an activity that they will all enjoy. It was really frustrating to take them on an adventure and have to hear complaining the whole time. So half way through the summer I stopped trying and we just stayed home. I had to potty train the beast (Tate) anyway. So we've spent the better part of the last month obsessed with Pee and Poop. Add to that the fact that we are renting a TINY little house that only fits half our stuff and half of us (3 bedrooms for 6 people) and I'm starting to go a little loco. So I can happily say GOODBYE Summer and HELLO Fall!


Tasha Horsley said...

i know what you mean about the age differences...we have some strange age gaps as well and it does make it challenging at times. i am excited for school too!

p.s cute popcicle pictures!

Natalie and Eric said...

You are so funny. I am really excited for fall to come too. It's my favorite time of year.

Michelle said...

love the popsicle pics! i just have to say that landon has been talking non-stop about tate since he saw hin last week. so when he saw this picture he got really excited... too cute!