Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer So Far

I'm loving these days! Just being home is so nice. Having flexibility in our schedules is wonderful. I adore my sweet girls. Summer is amazing.

Some things I want to remember...

Audrey and Abigail are such great playmates. When Anne takes her nap, they have quiet time and more often than not they prefer to play together. They do argue...but for every five minutes of fighting there's endless hours of sweet sisterhood...I'll take that ratio!! They've been having sleepovers every night. At first Audrey would sleep on the floor next to Abby. Now Abby sleeps on the floor next to her :) Lately though Abby bothers Audrey and Audrey ends up going back to her room (HA!) I hate to interrupt their time when they're getting along so well..that just means extra long baths, extra time outside, and *sometimes* later bedtimes ;)

When they do play independently, it's so interesting to see what they prefer. Audrey is always creating...she likes to sit and work. Abigail prefers to play pretend...she'll play with her princesses or she'll dress up and perform. I love when she goes outside and sings and dances. Our front porch is pretty high and she feels like she's on stage :)

Annie's newest phrase is, "Get me down!" and "Get me out!" She loves to play with her big sisters. She'll go back with them to Abby's room and play (sometimes with them, sometimes by herself...she just likes being with them!) She also likes to play on the riding toys and race her sisters up and down the hall. She wants to be apart of whatever they're doing. She'll say, "Come on, Audrey!" and "Abby, let's go!" She is SO SNUGGLY. Just loves to be held and cuddled. Goodness I love her.

We've been busy...Audrey did Field Day camp at school and loved it! Definitely doing it again next year. Abigail did camp at her school last week and she had so much fun. She's also playing soccer every week (she's awesome!) Anne started soccer as well and she's such a great listener! She follows directions and has a blast. We're signing her up for dance in the Fall, I can't wait!

The girls are up SO EARLY every morning these days. It makes for long days. By 4:00 I'm so ready for their bedtime!

New house hasn't started yet. We've had some delays with permits but they're finally all approved. I drove by a few days ago and they've put up our street sign. They also have most of the stone entrance signs finished. We are really excited to see the home site once it's cleared. All the selections have been made. After a ton of back and forth, we're doing white cabinets with a gray island. I think espresso cabinets are beautiful, but I love the fresh look of makes me happy. I started looking into white uppers and dark lowers, or at least a dark island. When Chris sent me a picture of a gray island...I was sold! I can't wait to get it started!