Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Lovin

Hi friends! I hope you are all staying cool, which is very hard to do when it's 108 degrees out, I know.  There are so many things I want to be spray painting right now, but even at dusk its in the 90's so its not happening. I can't believe summer is already coming to an end :(.  Did it not just start?!?!  I am usually so ready for summer to be over and the heat to go away, but for some reason, I think it's just going too fast and I'm not ready for it to end this year. OK the heat I could definitely do without, but not the summer just yet.  I'm usually always wishing for the next season, in the summer I wish it was fall,  Winter I wish for Spring and so on but now I really just want to stop and soak in the time and not wish it away.  Carter is getting so big too fast, it's like once he hit 3 he became so grown up and independent.
Everyday is more and more fun with him, as he has his own personality. I thought I would share some pics of our summer fun. 
Riding his bike before it got too hot, he keeps saying I wanna take my training wheels off! lol might be a while on that on buddy. My heart can't take how fast you're growing up.

On the weekends we like to go get pizza downtown, the streets are so quiet on the weekends, we will walk around looking in the old buildings trying to envision what life was like decades ago when they were built.  For Fathers Day I made Jamie this picture with all his boys "hand" prints on it ;) It took a few tries to get the dog's to look just right, as you can imagine.  Marty, our little dog, his pencil legs will never not make me laugh.

These are our other kids, Weezy and Marty. Of course they go by many other names too, Wizard, The Martian, Weezo, Martini... and so on.  Marty with is constant smirk, feeling perfectly happy in the 100 degree heat, and Weez playing in a rare moment of energy. That dog loves to sleep.

This Forth we stayed in town instead of going to my sister's house in Dallas like we usually do.  Carter and my nieces played in the sprinklers and ate popsicles. 
After one run through the wet grass, it was stuck like glue to Carter's feet, to which he then sat himself on the swing determined to get it all off, before going further with any fun.  He is one boy that does not like to be dirty! lol  
The kiddos with the shirts I made, I love making them shirts! If I had time I would make a shirt for them to all wear every time we saw each other lol.  They just look so cute all matcy and personalized ;) One of these days they will probably be embarrassed for having to wear stuff like that, but until then they will look cute! For these I used old shirts I found at the Goodwill to make the letters and embellishments.  I used heat transfer and just ironed the cut out letters on. Very Simple.
Jamie and I spent the weekend with our friends who live a couple hours away, it's always fun hanging out, we have been friends for so long and have been through pretty much everything together, Im lucky to have such great best friends, hence the Friendship Bracelets I made them ;) 
Jennie, Me, Jessica, Katy

As the summer comes to an end, I think back to summers when I was a kid and they seemed to last forever, I forget that, from Carter's perspective the days and weeks seem like a lifetime. I wish for his outlook as the last few weeks go by before we enter busy school and fall schedules. I want to soak up the long days and not miss any of the small moments. I hope you all try to do the same! 

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  1. That's one way parents guage time passing is how quickly our children grow up, even a little bit. There are certain stages kids go thru and it's hard to see them passing onto others. When they're little hands and elbows still have the baby dimples is so sweet and we feel like we still have time with them as "babies".
    Your dogs are so cute, looks like the little one is soaking up the sunshine on it's face. Our pets are so special and sweet also. It's so wonderful to see our little ones and pets growing up together. It's wonderful that you are realizing how quickly your little guy is growing up. Cherish these times with him, cherish all times with him.

  2. Oh! I love, love, love the last picture!I know I was just talking with a friend yesterday about how summer as a child seemed like an eternity not you blink and a whole year goes by! It's bittersweet...

  3. That picture of Carter and his cousin is soo cute!

  4. My little white dog loves to soak up the sun just like yours!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. i love the hand prints of all your kids! we are currently expecting our first non-furry child so this will be a must for us. so cute!!!!

  6. What a beautiful post Kim! I just adore your little family. Carter is definitely getting big...I love how he is so joe-cool. You can see his personality perfect through all of the pics you post.

    Love all the pics...and that 'hands' print is a MUST for when we have little ones.

    Let's get together soon!

  7. What great pictures! And those personalized shirts you made are adorable!
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  8. Hi, I'm visiting from the CHQ blog hop and am your newest follower! Can't wait to read more of your lovely blog!!

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  9. Your blog looks awesome, I can't wait to read more! I'm a new follower.

    Thanks for stopping by our CHQ Blog hop last night, and I hope we'll see you again next Tuesday - or link up to our weekly link party that goes live every Thursday night. Hope to see you there :)