Ready to finish catching up with us? Let’s dive right in to where we left off – the beginning of the summer (aka: my favorite time of the whole year).
It was a bit bittersweet to leave daycare that last day of school, because it was Jackson’s last day in his current class. Next year he’ll be with a new teacher and his old one, the one who has had him since he was 7 weeks old, won’t be working with him anymore. I’m a little brokenhearted over the change, but I know he’ll have a good year next year…and we have the rest of the summer before we need to worry about it!
The beginning of summer was filled with as much fun as we could cram in. We went to a local splash pad (which is officially Jackson’s new favorite activity in the entire world), we spent a ton of time cooking together and letting Jackson use his new learning tower (which is officially my favorite invention in the entire world), and we just relaxed as much as we could possibly manage.
At the beginning of the summer Corey and I headed out on our first date in quite a while. We met some friends out at their house on the lake and visited a few local wineries. We hopped around and did tasting at different places, then we headed back to their house to go out on their boat. It was the perfect, idyllic summer afternoon and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. We’re hoping to do it again later this summer, and can’t believe it’s taken us this long to go check out the wineries that are so close to us!
We’ve also found a new obsession this summer – Trader Joe’s. We got one here in Austin a while back but we hadn’t ever tried it. I went on a whim when Corey was out of town for a One Act Play thing and I fell in love. I know for those of you who’ve had it forever this is old news, but my goodness I can’t get enough!
We headed to San Antonio for a weekend to visit our best friends from college. They have a daughter Jackson’s age and we love going to hang out with them. We went to Sea World and just spent the weekend enjoying ourselves and seeing one another – it was perfect! We loved letting Jackson experience all of the animals at Sea World, but he was still a little too young – he slept through quite a bit of the time we were there because he was just so exhausted from all of the excitement of the weekend!
Fourth of July was low-key, but perfect. We grabbed donuts in the morning at the new donut shop that just opened right down the street from us (dangerous!) and went to watch a local parade. We had planned on going to the pool right after but forgot towels so we headed back home instead and let Jackson play in his baby pool in the backyard. It was the first time we’ve broken it out and he adored it!
Whew. We’ve been busy! Now you’re all caught up on the excitement going on in our home lately – it’s been a perfect summer so far and I’m so grateful we’re only about halfway through it. We have so many more fun things in store for the rest of the summer and I can’t wait to get started!
What has your summer looked like so far?