This past weekend we said our goodbye’s to summer.
We spent the weekend soaking in the gorgeous weather and by spending some great quality time as a family of three. I’m not sure how much longer it will be that way but at least for our weekend it was. And we had a great time.
This week my new BSF class starts a (which I am incredibly excited for), weekly doctor’s appointments continue, and we head full swing into our fall activities.
But as far as summer goes, we had a great one. I loved watching Elizabeth’s personality emerge and her courage soar. Over the course of 3 months she gathered the courage to do everything at the pool (slides, waterfalls, jumping in, putting her head under, falling into deeper water and getting herself up alone) and became a monkey at the park. In fact just last weekend we were at Chutes and Ladders and I, and my 9 month pregnant belly, had to climb the ropes just to make sure she wasn’t going to fall and break a limb. Thankfully I only had to do it once:)
I was just looking back at our summer bucket list and I’m happy to say we made it through most of them!
1. Edina Pool days 2. Farmer’s Market Saturdays 3. Minnesota Zoo 4. Como Zoo 6. Picnic at the park 7. Gale Woods Farm Saturdays (didn’t do this exact one but did a Farm tour instead) 8. Beach day at Bryant Lake Beach 9. Brainerd vacation (scheduled for early June)
10. Alexandria vacation in August with family
11. State Fair
12. Sprinkler 13. Playgrounds
14. Izzy’s for ice cream
15. Twins Game 16. Raspberry & Strawberry picking
17. Homemade popsicles and ice cream
18. Outdoor barbecues 19. Splash pad
20. Hiking down by the river
Being pregnant and having major house projects going on all summer, I’d say 15/20 is pretty good. After adding a few things to our project list we had to choose between an anniversary date or the fair and we selfishly chose to celebrate our anniversary.
We chose to head to a Twins game and had the night off as my MIL graciously and joyfully took our daughter for the day/night. It’s always a treat to just be with my husband so we definitely enjoyed the time childless. We even won a Twingo prize:)
And then this weekend we did the one activity that has been on my summer bucket list for the past 2 summers. Saturday we randomly mid-day decided to head down to the Red Barn Pizza Farm in Northfield and it was so delightful. The setting is gorgeous, the pizza was delicious, we could relax and Elizabeth loves animals so she had a grand old time chasing the chickens and feeding the horses.
Here’s to a new baby, apples, cider, orchards, pumpkins, and the smell of fall. We’re ready!