Here's the 1st day of school, after picking each up and getting a special treat!
And flashing back to the morning, here's my Simone ready to head out the door! She looks lovely and was just so excited!
And here's Sammy.... not too happy at all. Now he did go to summer camp at the same school, but this was his 1st time without big sis. He was not feeling good about this whole school thing.
Of course we've still been hitting the parks in the afternoons.... got to run that energy out!
And sometimes you just need to cool off
We've had some fun visitors to our yard this year. There are 3 deer that meander up our street and usually stop in the yard before heading through the woods across the way. I got one on film before the dogs spooked them. It's always sooo cool to see!
And Simone enjoyed quite a bit as well!
We hit yet another park after. The kids rode bikes and ran along....
Some kids bigger than others!
And stopped for refreshments and some play time.
Naturally we had one heck of a cold front come through - being August and all.
Oh wait...now that I think of it we never got cold at all....hmmm. Maybe I should've reminded them...
Oh...now this looks about right. Back to the splash pad and park!
Sammy is wearing a very special shirt sent from a very special person. He wears it well too!
A visit from some very dear friends. A family we traveled to China with almost 7 years ago were staying close by and popped over for an afternoon/evening. The girls (Simone and G) are from the same SWI (Social Welfare Institute) and had not seen each other since we landed on US soil!
But they were best of friends within moments and had a wonderful time playing. I think they came down when they were hungry, and not a moment sooner! And I too am a big fan of Miss G...she has an amazing personality-the perfect combo of sweet and self confident. She was just darling.
There was also a new addition to the family that Sammy Wei was just smitten with! I have to admit, she stole a piece of my heart as well. Sammy is still talking about her and it really was the first time he really made such a close connection with a friend - they were partners the whole evening!
Of course we took a walk to see the horses next door.
The girls were more excited to create a secret hand shake...although they did give the sweet horses a bit of attention first.
And Sammy was busy practicing his new run. Run Sammy....run
So as you can see, our month was pretty full of good times and pretty great friends! Now September is officially here and summer is almost truly over (pool closes this weekend...booo). But I am quite confidant we will find plenty of fun times still!