Monday, July 30, 2012

Rushing By

July 1st arrived, I blinked, and now July is over.  It sure feels that way!

This baby girl?  Rushing toward her first birthday.  She is just days away from turning one! This mama is in denial. 

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The big kids? Rushing toward their first day of school.  They start just 4 weeks from today.  I'm sure August will fly by just as quickly as July!  I swear, the months just keep going by quicker than before. I know it's because we're busy, and having fun, but still...time needs to slow down!

The fact that we only have 28 days left to enjoy summer vacation hit me hard today (almost as hard as my baby's upcoming birthday) .  Our lives are already so busy, but I really want to cram in as much summer fun as we possibly can!

So, we're going to attempt to do something fun and summery every single day leading up to the first day of school. 

Today was spent at a local park.  We haven't really spent much time at parks this summer, so it was the first thing Dylan suggested! It was a beautiful (hot) day, and we had the park to ourselves!

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I haven't really taken my DSLR to the park lately, and I'm glad I did.  There's a reason that I snap a zillion pictures.  In between the blurry shots and the shots of kids looking away from the camera, I end up with a few gems.

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 This was the first day that Lily really explored the park!  It is much more fun for her now that she can walk and climb, and chase after her siblings.  Dylan and Lexie brought their bikes along, and spent most of the time riding on the path. 

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After all the fun, they were getting a bit cranky and hot, so I suggested wetting their heads to cool down.  I didn't expect my trio to end up soaked!

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My favorite trail is at that park, so I decided to make the kids work out with me after they were done playing.  One loop is 1.3 miles, and it is considered a difficult trail.  Dylan did great, and Lexie made it about 3/4 of the way.  It was really hot, and the hills were too much for her, so she ended up straddling the front of Lily's jogger. It was definitely a workout for me!

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We really enjoyed our afternoon!  I enjoyed the time spent with my kids.  That time is fleeting, and I now know to make the most of every moment.  Life is good.

7 comments:

  1. I just love the angle shooting Lily on the swing from below! The side ones are cute too! Working on not going anywhere without my DSLR!!

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  2. That picture of Lily giggling on the swing is just too cute.

    I'm glad you had a nice day. I can't believe you ran in the heat!

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  3. Adorable pics!!

    I always have a problem getting my babies to look at the camera & at the same time! LOL

    First birthday - that is so exciting!! She is such a happy baby, too!

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  4. Beautiful pictures! Sounds like a great day full of fun!

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  5. I still can't believe baby girl is turning one already.. seems like just yesterday you were documenting your pregnancy and I was giving you a hard time because you barely had a bump. Ha!

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  6. Such a fun trip to the park! I love all the pics of Lily sucking her thumb...so cute:)

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  7. Those are some adorable pictures!! =) I can't believe August is tomorrow, crazy!

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