Since Summer has officially been over for a bit (sniff, sniff) I thought I'd recap our favorite things by selecting our top ten. This has been one of our best summers. Since Claudy only had a few classes a day, he was home a ton. We made the most of the time and it felt like it was just such a quality family bonding time all the time. If you ever have to have your husband be out of work--do it when you have a newborn! It was a trial with a huge silver lining because we got to have him home so much during the best season and I was able to nap almost every day because I'd hit the bed once he came home to watch the boys. I don't know if I would have enjoyed the summer as much if I hadn't gotten those precious and much needed naps since Calvin was sleeping so horribly at night.
This glorious summer we were falling in love with Calvin, exploring and teaching Carter and just enjoying one another. Here are the top ten things we especially loved summer 2014--although no in particular order because they all rocked:
- Going for lots and lots walks--while Carter either ran ahead, or rolled along in his dump truck
- Splash pad/parks
- Otter pops (more than I'd like to admit--but so fun to see Carter enjoy a 'normal' childhood summer fav)
- Playing in our kiddie pool, in our front yard in the shade (over and over again...)
- 7 Peaks Water Park
- Roasting marshmallows
- Hiking the Grotto trail
- Having my parents in town
- Blessing Calvin
While none of these were going to Cancun, or backpacking in Europe--we still had such a wonderful time! Those small moments, where Carter was giggling while riding horsie on our back, or watching Carter give Calvin kisses were better than anything fancy we could have done. There were several moments where we'd be sitting down for dinner together and we'd all be laughing and I'd turn to Claudy and remind him, "These are the best moments of our lives." And, I believe that with all my heart.
Onto a fun fall!