We visited Pennypack park and you chased your sister into a puddle of mud. Your feet were stuck and you looked at me with a panicked look. Your sister got you out and I did not even want to say a word. As soon as we reached the lake you went both feet in water. Problem solved!
We visited Pennypack this week for some much needed nature time. I have been so stressed with the house stuff, I really felt like we needed this. As soon as we arrived at the park you both jumped into a puddle of mud. I sort of lost it for a minute and you both were so very sweet afterwards. I'm glad we got to spend this time together and come back home much more relaxed than when we left.
There were so many photos I loved of you from this week. You are so collaborative when it comes to photos. You love being photographed and the camera loves you.
School has started and you are officially a 5th grader. This week was rough for all of us. We had many things concerning the "attempt to purchase our first home", a short week because of Labor Day, orientation for you on three different days, and then my first ultrasound. So much stress and very little play. You guys made the best of it by playing in the basement with outdoors things that I pretended to ignore. After having such a rough week, next week is sure to be a better one. This photo is of you on your scooter at the "Bird Park". Since Pennypack is so huge, with so many entrances, you guys have nicknamed each part/entrance according to things we see or do there. Today you guys got to ride your scooters at the Bird (watching) Park.
Hey little one, this year holds big things for you, you are becoming a big sister, and going into pre-school. I am so proud of the little human being that you are, and the big girl you are becoming. The other day for example, I had cut some apples for you, you were playing outside and I called you to the door. I asked how many apple pieces you wanted to take and you said two. You immediately ran to your friend, apples in hand, and asked her if she wanted one. That was so kind of you, especially since I didn't tell you to. It came straight from your kind heart and it made me so proud.
Your last week of vacation was spent with many outdoors activities involving your friends and sister. We started summer doing so many activities. This year we visited Utah, Virginia & Florida. We spent a lot of time with great grandma Teteia and visited places like the zoo, the beach, Longwood gardens, and many parks and friend's houses. We slowed down after our Florida vacation because of mom's first trimester of pregnancy. You guys still got to have loads of fun outside with our neighbors and friends. To sum it all up, I think summer 2017 was a total success, and we are ready for fall and 5th grade.
You do your thing my little lady.
A simple portrait in our living room. Outfit chosen by you. You are going into 5th grade in less than 2 weeks. I am so excited for you.
Your beautiful curls and the way you can't stop talking when you have my attention. Everything is something to talk about and I love hearing your thoughts.
We're enjoying the last bit of summer before the chaos starts. Right now, with mommy's surprise pregnancy, us attempting to purchase our dream home, and all the other little things we have going on in our lives, it's a bit hard not to get overwhelmed. The beginning of school is very near and it's scaring us (mostly me) a bit that so many things will be happening at once. Coming to this place brings a little bit of balance to our minds, clicking off the noise and being with you guys, is definitely the most enjoyable part of my existence. Thank you for being awesome kids!
You don't have your sister's sweet ability to quickly make friends but you manage just fine. You're completely okay with playing alone, and most often than not you are surrounded by kids asking to join you. You have your own way and that makes me just as proud.
We weren't expecting such cool days in the middle of summer. Well, it is no longer the MIDDLE of summer, because we are approaching September, but it is August and August usually means HOTNESS. We went to the park and we felt cold as soon as we walked out of the car. A little running around was enough to warm us up and to make this day a super success. Yasmin made a friend at the playground and did not want to leave. I am always so proud to see how easily she makes friends, with any type of kid.
I love these beautiful rich leaves we found at Pennypack Park. I also love that you agree with my ideas and don't mind playing along for my photos.
We went out for a little while just to spend some time in nature. I loved this shot of you being your adventurous self.
Some tears from you because your sister took away your sunglasses. I can't say that I don't love them. I do.
A portrait at Pennypack Park. We haven't been to the park in a while. You guys have been playing outside with the neighborhood friends most days but not leaving the neighborhood because mom hasn't been feeling very energetic. Today I gathered the courage to visit the park and I love the time we spent there.
You sassy thing! When I see you smile like this, I see your dad and his beautiful wrinkles, which you will one day have. You inherited the eyes and the wrinkly smile from him and I love it. This day you stood still long enough for me to "french" braid your hair. I'm glad you are letting me practice on you because I am the worst at french braids.
From a few weeks back in Miami.
She is feeling quite like the big sister. Even though my pregnancy is early on we have much love for the life growing inside of me. We are all excited about this new chapter in our family's life.
Yasmin gets new glasses this week. We love them!