It has been a very good couple of weeks.
We’ve spent a lot of time getting wet….
…at the splash park…
…and in the pool.
Trouble has started sleeping in the big girl bed.
At least some of the time.
Princess had a “camp out” in the living room…
…while Trouble pretty much did her own thing.
I was completely spoiled on my birthday.
The girls and I had fun testing out my new tripod and the self-timer on my camera.
Our garden is growing!
It is so exciting.
We even got to enjoy our first fresh garden salad!
Granted it was just some lettuce, and baby lettuce at that, but it tasted great.
We had a fabulous day boating out to the Gulf islands with some close friends.
We first stopped for lunch at Cabbage Key….
…then laid on the beach at Cayo Costa State Park, which is only accessible by boat.
It was gorgeous and the weather couldn’t have been better.
And in other big news, Princess “graduated” from preschool!
She is now officially a Kindergartner.
So beginning yesterday, it is officially Summer Vacation in the Soukup household.
Yes, I know it is a little early. Our school district is on a year-round school schedule so she will be starting Kindergarten at the beginning of July. Weird, huh? But considering that this is the absolutely best time of year in Florida while July and August tend to be almost unbearably hot, I kinda like it.
Princess and I decided to kick off the vacation by making a list of a list of all the things we wanted to do this summer. It was funny to hear some of her ideas. In addition to baking cookies, going to the beach, & doing crafts (not too surprising), she also wants to eat marshmallows, go look at pretty flowers, have a picnic, and play babies (“We can be the mommies and Trouble can be our kid.”)
But my personal favorite?
“Mommy, we can have a race!”
Me: “A race? What do you mean by that honey?”
“I can blow the whistle and you can run around, and I’ll tell you when you’re done.”
Yeah, that’ll happen.
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