Monday, August 13, 2012

Steppin' Out Saturday: Last Hoorah

On Saturday, we stepped out for a day of family time to commemorate the end of 
summer.  Isabelle will enter the third grade this week and we wanted a day to all be 
together before the busy routine of school starts.  We enjoyed lunch, a trip to the 
bookstore, and ran a few errands.  Shawn is quite limited in how long he can be out of 
the house, especially in this heat, but our girls have been so patient and understanding.  
This summer was definitely not what any of us planned for, least of all our 8 year old.  
But, she embraced her role as caretaker and willingly helped us by making Shawn 
his breakfast every morning, pitching in around the house, and entertaining her little 
sister.  She has matured so much over the last few months and I am excited to watch 
her blossom this school year.


Isabelle grew 2 inches this summer, cut off almost 10 inches of hair (which she already 
wants to grow back), and became completely independent in picking out her own clothes 
in the morning.  She definitely has her own style apart from mine and her clothing 
choices are as vibrant as her personality.  She loves to carry a purse everywhere we go 
and totes her own hand sanitizer, lip gloss, and breathe mints: a true little lady.

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The girls each got a new book, something I never mind buying them.  I love the 
children's section at our local bookstore because they get to explore and play and have
 fun without bothering any of the grown-ups.  Shawn and I each picked out a new selection
 as well and spent Saturday night in bed, reading.  It was a fun day and the perfect end 
to a memorable summer.  Here's to new adventures in the third grade!!

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Deanna Fike said...

i LOVE brees' little outfit! she looks so cute! and belle is going to head back to school looking five years older than she did last year. :)

Ashley Chatman said...

All the girls looking so pretty! You have a daughter in 3rd grade! Time has flown too quick since we've started having our kids.

Vanessa said...

Back-to-school time? I can't believe it's already here. It feels like summer just started. (At least it did in our house -- 92 degrees in our bedrooms last night. UGHHHH.)

Jessica said...

Brees is getting so big!
You all look so nice and it looks like you had a nice day together :)

Olivia said...

Thank you, Zuilily score yet again! And yes, Belle has grown so much this summer it's insane!

Olivia said...

It really has!!! I still remember coming to visit you at your mom's house when you had Laney!! Wasn't that just yesterday?

Olivia said...

I know, it seems so early! And it's still 100 degrees here, it's miserable!!!!! You just reminded me of the fact that most people in California don't have AC!!! At least you don't have humidity?

Olivia said...

Thank you!! I want her to stop growing immediately!!!!!

Clare said...

Stopping by from the link up. That dress is beautiful. And you have such beautiful daughers!

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