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Summer Loving Happened So Fast!

August 29, 2013

With Labor Day Weekend upon us and Sophie starting kindergarten on Tuesday, in my mind, summer is officially over. It seems like just yesterday we were creating our Summer List and embarking on a relaxing vacation.

While both Sophie and I are ready for a change of pace, we really had a great summer. It was relaxing, creative, fun, and was the first time Sophie and I were home together for huge chunks of time. While we certainly had our moments, it really was a special time for us both.

So how did we do on the Summer List?

summer list_end of summer

We completed all but one item! Here’s a glimpse of some of our summer fun.

Sophie went to Animal Adventure camp at our local Humane Society … 


We went to the San Diego Zoo and had our first nighttime zoo experience …


We made chalk paint and created art on the sidewalk …

sidewalk chalk paint

Sophie had her first lemonade stand that she created entirely herself (and earned $3.50) …


We completed the local library’s summer reading program …


 We saw dinosaurs at the museum …


 Sophie had two months of swimming lessons, which led to this …


We got patriotic on the 4th of July …



We went to the county fair …


ice cream

fair collage

And of course, summer isn’t complete without a day at the beach.


All this fun — coupled with lazy days at home, trips to the park, dog walking, kite flying, fort building, popsicle making, and other summer fun — I’d say we had a great summer!

I hope you all have a great last few days of summer and a relaxing Labor Day Weekend! 

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2013 3:29 am

    Adorable! Good luck with the first day of school!

  2. August 29, 2013 3:30 am

    Adorable and educational. Sophie is so well prepared for Kinder, Leah. you are a fabulous hands on Momma! I love how adroitly you balance your mother role with your work role. You inspire me! xoxo Amy 🙂

  3. August 29, 2013 3:50 am

    Your post, and all your pictures of Sophie’s adventures, made me wistful for my childhood summers. That ice cream is bigger than she is 🙂 What a cutie!


  4. August 29, 2013 4:42 am

    Love it!!

  5. August 29, 2013 6:54 am

    Looks like such a great summer! I love how you kept track. It’s great how you can all see how much you accomplished–in terms of FUN!

  6. Mom permalink
    August 29, 2013 9:14 am

    Your summer in pix looked like you and Sophie had a great summer together 🙂 Thanx for another wonderful blog.

  7. August 29, 2013 12:04 pm

    I’m so impressed! What an adorable looking list — and to think you accomplished almost every item. You sure did have a great summer! We did as well — these are wonderful times indeed.

  8. August 29, 2013 3:01 pm

    I think, next summer, I’m coming to live with you. What fun, Leah!

  9. Chel's ShareCare permalink
    August 29, 2013 11:36 pm

    As always, I enjoy keeping up on your family’s adventures. Looking forward to the kindergarten tales.

  10. August 31, 2013 11:13 am

    I love the list and photos (and now I must have an ice cream cone!) — but how oh how can Sophie be going to kindergarten already? Is your head spinning?


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