Summer Adjustments

At the start of the summer I came in with all these expectations of late nights, warm days, camp fires, fun and lots of day trips. No more school for Olive and I for these couple months. A chance to do all the things we didn't get a chance to do during the school year. But like most expectations in life, my summer dreams were not even close to the reality. I have found it to be a bit of a process and adjustment these first few weeks of summer to put it lightly.

First week I thought my girls would never get along. First day Maeve punched Olive in the face 3 times. What is happening here!? Finally we got over the hump of them wanting to kill each other and we were hit with the biggest heat wave ever! Now I think I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. A summer both the girls and I can finally get on board with. Lots of swimming in Grandma and Grandpa's pool, trips to the splash pad, crafts and painting. I'm starting to realize that day trips and museums might actually not be a good fit for my kids after all. They are a nice treat every now and then but they are truly their happiest long term with lower key days. 

Parenting always seems to have a weird way of slapping you across the face and yelling YOU'RE WRONG! I really just have to laugh at this whole adjustment period because it has been something else. So here is to laughing at myself, taking a step back, and just seeing where this summer heat takes us. Oh and lots of ice cream! I hope you're having an easier time transitioning into this wonderful season. What do you fill your summer days with?

Throwback To Summer Swims

Summer may be long over, but it has definitely not been forgotten. I have been going through my photos and realized I need to learn to organize them a little better. I'm finding tons from the summer that I never got around to posting. Maybe these Throwback Thursdays will be a thing till I can catch up. What do you think?

I am not used to taking this many photos. Since having the blog I have gradually gotten better at taking more photos. I've also got better at asking people to take photos for me or staying on people to send the ones I saw them take. Finding these summer photos is just bringing back all the memories of the kids learning how to swim this summer. They went from being scared of going into the water to swimming by themselves with floaties on. I was so impressed how quickly they picked it up.

Although I do love fall, especially warm fall days like today, I do miss summer activities like the pool days. Also anyone have any tips on how they organize all their photos? This has become a new problem for me. Anyone? Anyone at all?