It has been a whirlwind summer around here, folks. Rarely has there been a dull moment, and if one did arise, we were quick to nip it in the bud. 🙂
As most summers go, it gets a little quieter around here on the blog than usual. Grunt is a teacher so he’s off during the summer and while I do still have to work during the summer, I try to work less so that I can spend time with him and the Circus more.
I have the rest of my life to work, but I only get one summer of seven with my kid. It’s not too hard to figure out which way to go with that one.
If you were wondering what we’ve been up to this summer, here’s a quick re-cap so far…
The kid discovered she loves watermelon. Her love for pineapple has also soared. We can barely keep either stocked in the house.
We made our yearly trip to one of our happy places, the Isle of Palms.
We got in a few good hammock days at the farm before our neck of the woods bypassed “hot” and went straight to “Inner Ring of Hell.”
We’ve worked on perfecting our ?cool girl? face in the truck mirrors on the way to Gaia and Pa’s. Don’t worry – they live in the same neighborhood only two streets over. That’s the only time she gets to sit up front.
While much of our cut flower garden has been a big challenge this year, the glads didn’t let us down.
The flowers haven’t been as bountiful as they were last year, but we’ve had enough to leave a few small surprise arrangements on family and friends doorsteps.
The Circus started horseback riding lessons! She has impressed me so much with this y’all. She’s been wanting to do this for a couple years now, but I wanted to wait until she was older and really ready. She was a little timid at first, but she got over that real fast. That picture was from her second lesson.
She and her aunt rescued two kittens and one mama cat. You’ve never seen a child filled with more joy than when she’s holding that little black and white cat, folks.
Mama cat is now residing at the farmhouse. The Circus went out to feed her the other morning in her Minnie Mouse robe and it might have been one of the cutest things I’ve ever witnessed. And I’m not even a cat person.
We had a super fun visit to Lake Winnie and Soak Ya Waterpark a couple weeks back when they invited us to media day. The Circus didn’t think it was as neat as I did that she was riding all the same rides I did when I was a kid. ha!
They do of course have more new rides now and even a waterpark too. I forgot just how much fun it is to go there.
We all had a ball riding everything and then cooling off at the water park.
We had the best corn crop to date this year! Huge thanks to her daddy for that one!
If you’ve never read about the Circus’ sweet corn crop and what it’s for, you can do that here.
Of course, we’ve soaked in as much pool time as we possibly can.
We had another great “Mama’s Most Favorite Day of the Year” this year – A.K.A. The 4th of July.
Both the candy and the popsicles were plentiful at the parade this year.
And we’ll leave you with this – a llama constructed of balloons that went through the 4th of July parade. Talent, folks. Straight up, pure talent.
The Circus now wants one at her next birthday party. I’m quite scared of how much a balloon llama of this stature costs.
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