Oh, you know it...summer wrap up here we come. Always a little late as is my style. :) I had attempted to start a personal blog (Sitting By the Creek) last year to write such posts, but it quickly became clear that not only could I NOT keep up with one blog, I definitely couldn't keep up with two blogs! I've made the decision to stop posting there and just add a personal/seasonal post every so often here on my doll blog just to make life a little easier.
Below are some photos from our summer here in Upstate NY and I hope you enjoy!
This year we celebrated Pumpkin Pie's 9th birthday! She was only 5 when I started this blog and very much into dolls and toys. Now she's a "big kid" and loves art, sports and music. I can still catch her playing in the doll room once and in a while, but my little pumpkin pie is growing up!
Here's Pumpkin Pie and me on her birthday. :)
She's such a wonderful, sweet, senstive girl and extremely creative!
As you can see, after 20 yrs of coloring my hair, I'm letting my natural hair color grow out and it's pretty streaky with silver!
Next we celebrated Little Button's graduation from Kindergarten. The kids performed a bunch of cute songs and had a little "diploma ceremony" and it was so sweet. I was a little emotional about it as she's "the baby" of the family and already all done with Kindergarten! The time is flying, just like everyone told me it would.
Shortly after we celebrated Little Button's 6th birthday. So many birthdays, so many celebrations! So many tears from Mommy! I'm a mush, it's bad.
Her big gift this year was a Fin Fun mermaid tail, which she adored. I can't say I blame her as I would LOVED one of those tails when I was little. Heck I would love one now! :D
This kid is an absolute joy and your typical "second child." Funny, laid back and completely present in the moment. I can't believe she's 6 already!!
In mid-summer we took our yearly family vacation to Long Lake, NY, which is a cozy little town in the Adirondacks. My grandfather was born and raised there so my mom and her siblings have been going there every summer for ages! I grew up going there and now my kids are growing up here as well.
It's a very special place for us to all get together and see my mom's side of the family that we don't see very often.
This was my nephew's first time joining us! My brother and his wife shared a cabin with the girls and I (hubby stays home and enjoys a relaxing week to himself, haha) so it was lots of fun spending more time with this adorable child!
We always try to visit the neighboring lake, Lake Eaton as the water is really shallow and the scenery is stunning.
Even though it's always sad to leave the Adirondacks, it's wonderful to back to the farm. That's one thing I love so much about living here. It's never hard to come back.
Next up was fair season.
Before we knew it, summer was over and the girls went back to school. I'm ALWAYS sad to see summer go as I just don't feel like it's long enough, but we were quite spoiled with a gorgeous, sunny, hot summer this year so I feel like I can't even complain!
Autumn is in full swing now and life has picked up again. I'm trying to find happiness in the little day-to-day things and relish the little pockets of time I can sneak away to myself.
I hope you all are having a great Autumn and looking forward to all of the cozy holidays up ahead.