Summer Things

Even though we’ve only been out of school for a week, summer is in full swing here in the Watson household. We want to enjoy as much time together as possible before Chris starts his summer semester of classes & is in class 4 days/week. Ugh.

I snuck away for the weekend for a girls weekend beach trip while Chris and Elodie spent some quality time together.

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When I came home, the summer fun continued!

We went strawberry picking at a local Strawberry Farm. The weather has been crazy, so the strawberry season has been extended into the summer months. We weren’t complaining because we haven’t been able to fit it into our schedule this season.

Finding the best spot to pick

Finding the best spot to pick

Last time we did this was last April (2012). Elodie was 1 + a few months, and while she enjoyed picking (eating) the berries then, she LOVED it this year. She had her own little basket & she went to town. We told her to make sure she got the berries that were red all the way around, not green, and she kept saying that over and over while she picked. “Green berries make my tummy yucky. Red berries make my tummy feel good.”

So cute.

Elodie starting to pick

Elodie starting to pick

Elodie + Gigi

Elodie + Gigi

Family Picture

Family Picture

Elodie + Gigi

Elodie + Gigi

Once we got home from picking, the weather was starting to heat up. We have yet to utilize our lovely pool that comes with our HOA fees, and we decided to cool off by finally checking out the pool.

We rarely took Elodie to the pool last summer, so we weren’t sure what to expect. We bought her a little Puddle Jumper vest to wear in the pool over her bathing suit. It was perfect for her.

Our lovely pool

Our lovely pool

Chris and I were a bit cautious with her at first. She slowly started jumping in, climbing out by the stairs, running around to the side & jumping in again all on her own. She and Chris would swim around the pool and she would start all over again. She was having a BLAST!

Elodie and Daddy, swimming around

Elodie and Daddy, swimming around

Our pool also has this mushroom thing that sprays out water, meant for little kiddos. I thought Elodie would love this more than anything else, but she wasn’t that into it.

Pool

Since I’ll probably the one who takes her to the pool most often when Chris is in school, I’m glad the vest worked well & that she is pretty comfortable swimming around in the “big” pool.  I certainly can’t run around after her too much at 6-7 months pregnant, like I will be this summer. Staying cool in the pool while she can do her own thing will be fun for both of us!

Needless to say, this day wore Elodie out so we made some yummy strawberry jelly & pie from our goodies at the strawberry farm while she napped! It was a fun summer day! I look forward to many more this summer.

Hope you’re enjoying this warm weather.

xoxo

Ash

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