August 18, 2012

Good bye summer 2012

This summer was like no other! It was my first summer as a mom of 2.  The thought of staying home all day with both kids scared me to death 3 months ago. Surprisingly enough the days past so quickly and we had so much fun. In the beginning of the summer we spent almost every morning at our friends Kasie's working on letters and enjoying fun "learning" activities.  We did things like bug hunts, finger painting, made ocean bottles, glued together tissue paper rainbows, spent many hours running through the sprinklers and diving into waterbeads.  We made it to the free movies withe girls, gator freds for a birthday party, and the spray park! Makayla turned 4, Jackson made his first finger foot painting and I realized boys are SO different from girls! 

The "gang" outside of Gator Fred's
4 year and 6 month check ups

Teddy Bear Picnic

Painting "Cars" for the drive in movie 

Making her tissue paper rainbow


Movie day with the girls 

Summer Fun Day

"Umbrella Day"

Dino Dig

"Bug Day" looking for bugs

Christmas in July  

Water Beads on "Ocean Day"

Wacky miss match day

butterfly day

Root Beer Floats


Drive in movie

Nature trail 

Inside Picnic

Makayla starts VPK on Monday! I am so excited for her to be going to a new school and to meet new friends! But to be honest I am going to miss her being home all day.  Her witty sense of humor cracks me up. Jackson just adores her and looks for her when she isn't in the room. 

I am looking forward to spending a few hours a day just Jackson and I so we can get some good Mommy and son time! 

I'm hoping for a great start to a new school year and I am more then ready for the fall to be here with it's cool breezes and open windows! 

I posted a few other summer recaps below and I also updates the kids albums in the right side column at the bottom.  Take a look if you have time!

Summer trips 2012

WARNING! This is a long post with lots of photos! 
This summer we were fortunate enough to take a few trips and spend some good family time together! We visited the the Omni in Orlando and took full advantage of the pool and lazy river.  Makayla and Jackson both love the water and the sun! Steve's hours increased at work since he became a manager so when we get time with him we try and take full advantage of him and get away! 

M and I at the Omni

M and Daddy

Chilling in the shade

M and Daddy in the pool

Ready for the lazy river
We also took a weekend and went up to Georgia to visit my Dad! We had a wonderful time. We went to stone mountain, Cabbage patch babyland nursery, and grilled out for Father's day! It was so nice to be able to spend a few days with my Dad. Makayla adores him and can't get enough!

Jackson and I getting ready for the laser light show

Makayla, myself, and Jackson

Jackson, PawPaw, and Makayla

 The last weekend in July we went back to the Omni for My mom and sister's birthday. My sister's childhood best friend met us there and we all had an amazing time. We ended the weekend with a yummy dinner at Zen and a walk around the hotel!

Makayla, Jenn (my sister), Me, Jackson

Clinton and Makayla became such good friends

Clinton, Alicia, Makayla, Jenn, Jackson, Me, Mom

Dancing and being crazy

Posing in the chairs in the lobby!

View from our room! Lazy river on the left, adult pool on the right!

Jackson and I relaxing by the pool

Taking a break

The pool wares a girl out!

Trying to keep cool by the pool


Fun day in the sun!
We had an amazing summer spending our days splashing in the pool, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying being a family of 4!

Jackson…...June, July, August

The last 3 months have flown by! Jackson is now 7 months old. He is starting to crawl and getting into EVERYTHING. He loves Makayla so much and looks for her when she is not around! He is now 16lbs and 26 inches.  He is still waking up 1 time a night. The calm go with the flow baby that once was in no longer!