Friday, September 06, 2013

and.... it's off to school...


And -- here we are again -- Labor Day weekend... the close of summer. We had big plans for the weekend, which included going to camp, cookout with family and friends.. and the Farmer's Market. (which I haven't seemed to get to all summer). It's a nice little market, local vendors and we had fun just checking it all out.
I brought Debbie alone for the "exeperience".. she was a good girl and got a lot of attention, as always....
Once we got to camp, it took Abbie all of five minutes to get into the lake. Sadie had to work all weekend, so she said Abbie could come and hang out with us. I am always so happy to have Abbie around (and miss not having Sadie too!!!!)
There probably won't be many more swims this summer, so I thought I would just let Abbie be in the lake as much as she wanted. As she has done all summer, she gets out to eat, warm up a little and then it's right back in... she's a water baby for sure!!!!
Camille on the other hand, would rather just snooze on the couch... everyone has their favorite things to do when it comes to camp!!!
Later that day, we packed up and went to supper in a neighboring town that sits on a big lake. Kas, Nate and Reagan came with us, and we had fun poking around the shops, watching the boats on the big lake and just enjoying a summer night being out and about.
Debbie got some practice time in working with Reagan's stroller. I have to say she did really well, and never once got "hit" by it....
We found a nice outdoor spot for supper, the table was small and Debbie had to really squish under it. Abbie lightly rested her feet on Miss Deb, and everyone seemed pretty happy.
I was very pleased with our little dog... not only were there the usual "restaurant distractions" to deal with... but this silly duck as well. Have to say, she was pretty brave to walk up to us and Miss Debbie dog... you're not suppose to feed the duck, but obviously someone has over the summer. She didn't get anything from us!!!!
As we were walking along, another little girl came up to Abbie and said "hey we have the same dress on!!!"  She was so cute and they had a great time talking together... I just had to sneak a shot..... they were the same age and I think a few folks mistook them for twins....
Family photo opt.....
And, of course, Debbie is always a bit hit where ever we go. I'll have to curb these meet and greets in a few weeks, but for now, I like seeing her working on her social skills... especially with children...
Between swimming, and exploring, we have a tired little girl......(with her bee flashlight - that worked perfectly at night at camp...)
Papa and Reagan enjoying some time together.....
We thought that instead of the usual hamburgers for our cookout, we were going to fry a turkey instead. So, I pulled one of our birds from the freezer and we set up our "Lobster cooker" and decided to give it a try....
Camp was a good place to do this... in it goes.....
This was a 16lb. bird and it only took 50 minutes to cook. It came out perfectly!!! and now we're thinking we might just fry the Thanksgiving turkey when the time comes.....
It's always so  nice to have big crowd at camp... good food and good friends is what it's all about..... (and don't forget the dogs!!!)
It was pretty warm and everyone really enjoyed getting  into the lake. Hard to think that it's going to be time to get those docks pulled out......
If there was any question as to how good the turkey came out... this pretty much answers that question. Hardly a piece left......
All too soon the weekend has come to a close. Tomorrow, it's back to "normal" and onto new things. Another couple of weeks and fall will be officially here.... change of the seasons.....
So, I met up with Sadie and Abbie later in the week for the first day of school. Abbie is going two days a week to pre-school and she is so excited to give it a try. She had to show off all her new things... her back pack, I think is a favorite...
It's a cute little school not too far from their home. She jumped right out of the car and headed right in with Mommy.....
Checking everything out, and finding out where things belong......
Just a little shy moment as more children arrived......
But she quickly got over that and began to check out the class room and all the great things that they have to offer. I have no doubt she will be loving school.....
When the teacher suggested that it was time for goodbye hugs and kisses, Abbie ran right to Sadie... she was happy to have her Mom go so that they could get on with their day....










One last wave and a kiss... and she was gone... Sadie and I went to breakfast... Sadie seems pretty good about this, but it sure brought back the memories of when i was dropping little ones off at school. Next chapter.... goodness doesn't life fly by????







1 comment:

Rebecca Vieira said...

love the pics of Abs going to school - bittersweet :) I had to create a blog account for school - seeing if it really works!