...My Madison. She is a licensed driver now!!! She took her test this week and passed the first time! I am so proud of her...especially the parallel parking part. I mean really. Parallel parking? I haven't done that since I took MY test. The second time. ; ) I will drive around for an hour in search of two spots rather than parallel park. And there my girl does it on the first attempt. I take no credit. At all. Her father is the best driver ever. And he taught her from day one. I actually have yet to ride with her. Just keeping it real here, folks.
...Spontaneity. Not one of my usual attributes. I tend to be a planner. A very scheduled person. But this past Monday, I found just how fun it can be to do something totally unplanned. Flynn and I were cleaning the porch in preparation for fall. It was actually quite warm out, and she asked me to spray her with the hose. I agreed, and suddenly saw the slide nearby. Soon enough, all three younger kids were running through the hose, down the "water" slide, and through the yard! I bet they ran and played and laughed for an hour. It was one of the most fun days they had all summer. And it was totally unplanned. I will remember that early morning fun forever. : )
...How this school year will be a year of lasts for us. Tuesday morning I realized it was Madison's last First Day of School...and that was a major realization for me. You go along year after year, and suddenly you realize it doesn't last forever. These little ones grow and change and are soon ready to go off and follow their own dreams. As they should. : )
Here is what was happening this past week at our house...
I ordered some crayons from Amazon. We really like sharp crayons. : )
We spent one of our last nights of summer vacation outside blowing and chasing bubbles.
And it was fun.
I wore my favorite white jeans one final time this season the day before Labor Day. I really love those jeans. But I am so old school, I packed them away until next year. : )
My little Flynn wanted a picture next to this guy at the grocery store. So of course I took one.
And then treated myself to these two magazines in the check out lane, which I later enjoyed along with my tea.
We visited my sister Margie over the weekend. We always travel there over Labor Day Weekend and again at Christmas for pizza and wings. : )
Me and Margie. : )
If you want a pet and are not a dog person, get a Lhasapoo. I swear, I don't like dogs. At all. But I adore this little guy.
And I'll leave you with this one...my girl, her dad and her car. : )
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!