I remember when the summer season started this year. Our mommy’s helper was already signed up for her au pair session abroad, Mother’s Morning Out was officially over, and Red was home with 3 months to tick off our summer bucket list. Sure, since he wasn’t really in “school” this past year, and it wasn’t too much of a change in schedule, but I was excited to spend more time with him. The summer flew by, and I made sure to schedule some extra fun stuff just before Red’s first week of pre-school began. We took a mama-son trip to the aquarium, seeing only what Red asked for, and lingering at each tank until he has his fill. We splashed and jumped in our backyard pool a few times, just to take advantage of the weather, and got some awesome lunch dates in.
One of the most fun things we did was to schedule an outing with GrandMartha and Granddaddy (Hubs’ grandparents). It had been weeks since we had seen them, and even though it was summer, vacations, work and other things kept us from meeting up. We journeyed across the interstate to take them out to lunch (they ended up taking us!), and had a great time. Not only did Red get to hug some sweet necks, we also got Ice Dream cones to end our meal. If it’s one thing this little guy loves, it’s ice cream. Take a look at that face as he gulped it down (with some much needed assistance from Hubs).
Granddaddy made sure to get a cone, too. Three redheaded Paris boys (and their ladies!) taking on summer’s best dessert at the same table. It’s the stuff you simply must catch on camera to keep forever. The smiles and love we got from that trip were perfect and I hope that we can have another lunch date before the fall rolls around. Our family is so lucky to have them so closeby! Thank you, Granddaddy and GrandMartha, for an awesome lunch, and loving Red so much!
Now that Red is off to his first day of school, our routine will change, work starts up again at school for me, and there’s a ton to be done around the house. I think I’m ready for a little time to work around the house while Red enjoys his new classes in the morning. What part of the back-to-school routine are you most looking forward to?