Tuesday, September 6, 2011

- end of summer fun -

Kids are going back to school, fall decorations are being displayed in the stores, people are already planning for the holidays...yup, summer has just about packed all of her bags and is saying her goodbyes. I will hold on for as long as I can...I refuse to make this goodbye an easy one! I even planned a last minute girl's trip this weekend for Lisa (my good friend), my mom, and myself (and the kiddos of course) to squeeze a little more fun out of summer! But soon, we will have nothing left but memories of this summer...all in all, great memories, with just a few bumps along the way. We had some rough times financially this summer that we weren't expecting to have to navigate our way through, but we persevered...although at times, not very gracefully. And we also made some wonderful family memories! This might have been one of my favorite summers ever!




On a seperate note, we have definitely hit our terrible two's around here! As one of my absolutely favorite blogger friends called it, this is undoubtedly a "beautiful, ugly stage" we are at with Ellie. On one hand, it is amazing to see her learn and develop every day. Her language skills constantly blow us away, and it's so much fun to watch her little personality blossom. But there is also the flip side. The tantrums, the frustrations, the constant use of the word "no". She tests my patience and gets me laughing hysterically all within five minutes. It definitely is beautiful and ugly all at once, but such an important phase for all of us. She is learning boundaries, and we are learning to set those boundaries. And when this stage is over, we will look back at it all with smiles on our faces, and joy in our hearts...hopefully! Ha ha ha!

7 comments:

Denise said...

Her eyes are incredible!! Terrible two's are not so incredible! :)

Christa said...

Although i am SOOO excited for fall, it being my FAVORITE season, i am sad to see summer go :( and i am DREADING winter. i hate winter

Noelani said...

"Beautifully ugly stage" is a great term for it :)

Short Leg Lucy said...

I'm lovin, LOVING the pictures - you didn't need my help at all! And thanks for the mention!! You sweet thang! Kyna - you're flippin gorgeous...hello hott mom, kinda GORGEOUS. Rant - done. here in costa rica school goes all year around... :[ I can't wait to move to the states hahahahah

Liz said...

Your daughter is adorable!
I don't have kiddos yet, but I have certainly witnessed my little sister entering, living, and hopefully exiting the terrible twos (threes & fours) very soon!

Courtney B said...

I am so with you... I'm not letting go of summer as easily as everyone else. I'm so not ready for fall. Better yet, I'm so not ready for winter!
Oh Ellie's so beautiful... just like her mama :) love the pictures! And good luck with this stage in get life. Its preparing you for her teenage years right?? :)

A Beautiful Mess said...

New follower! I love your blog! You have a lovely family! Your daughter's eyes are adorable as is she. You are gorgeous! And you and your husband are the cutest!

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