So long, summer

September 22, 2014

Summer 2014-70Summer, my favorite season, is now coming to an end.

I love summer for many reasons, the bright sunshine, the scorching heat, the exhilarating outdoor activities, the smell of freshly cut grass, the vegetables and flowers at the farmer’s markets, the juicy burgers on the grill, and mostly, the cheerful moods everyone is in. I love summer. I even turned 30 this summer, and still loved it.

Fall, on the other hand, is a gorgeous season. I love sweater weather, boots, fires on the patio, and the changing colors of the leaves and trees. But, it’s the calm before the storm of winter with what’s looming ahead. The bitter cold of South Dakota winters and, ugh, I’m actually going to stop right there because I am NOT ready to think or talk about winter. I want to talk about summer and live it up until 9:29pm, when fall specifically starts (or so says the almanac).  So here. Here was our summer, little tidbits of random that didn’t make it in an earlier post. This was our spectacular summer. (Siiiiiigh).


Summer Memory – PLAYDATES

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Ivy and Natalie

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  Ivy, Natalie, and James

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Spending the warm summer hours at McKennan Park. Favorite.

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Summer Memory – BOATING

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Summer Memory – FAMILY

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Grandma Betsy would meet us at McKennan Park for Children’s Theatre

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Grandma high fives at Lake Madison!

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Cousins Anna and Nora reading to Ivy. SWOON

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 A visit from Grandpa Bill!

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Hanging with Auntie Jillian

Summer Memory – Just. Plain. Fun.

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Spent lots of time on our patio

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LOVED visits to the Great Plains Zoo – I hadn’t been there in YEARS! So I think I enjoyed it as much as Ivy :) And Erin and Natalie were regulars with us too

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STUD at her walker

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Loved the cool hottub

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Jazz Fest

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Like a good teacher’s baby, loves books :)

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Lots of time at the pool

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Backyard Shenanigans

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Loves to swing

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Became obsessed with her blankie

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Enjoyed mornings in bed watching the news with Mama

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 And she STOOD on her OWN this summer! WOO HOO. (Don’t mind the tampons in the pic : / )

Overall, summer was damn good.

So long, summer. So long.

I’ll begin my countdown to next summer now.

2 thoughts on “So long, summer

  1. Natalie's Mommy

    Cute! I can’t believe how big the girls have got! Wow! You captured summer behind the lense beautifully!
    I’m laughing at the tampons b/c Natalie gets into a bottom bathroom drawer w/after baby pads & loves them…lol!

    1. Kaylee Koch

      Haha! Ya WHAT IS IT WITH THAT?! Is it girls’ instinct or something? It’d be a little weird for a boy :) lol!

      Yes, they’ve gotten too big! I love that picture in the pool with Natalie and James. Sooo darn cute. Natalie and her arms!


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